Many expatriates in Taiwan liken their experience to that of being a rock star.
This need is usually filled surprisingly quickly by a friendly co-worker or acquaintance who—after knowing you just a week or two—is willing to take the responsibility.
But there are lots of places in Asia to teach English, you may say. Reason #1: Money There are three major English teaching destinations in Asia: Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
It is easy to find work teaching English almost anywhere in Asia, but most countries other than these three are relatively poor and can only afford to pay teachers a living wage.
Although many teachers live in Korea a long time and have no problems, incidence of violence against foreign teachers in Korea are certainly more common than in Taiwan or Japan where fights are almost unheard of.
Taiwan as a country and as a culture is very eager to join the international community. While many Taiwanese are unaccustomed to seeing foreigners, and will stare in amazement when they see us, the majority of Taiwanese are extremely eager to help and get to know us.
Once you get away from the cities you quickly realize that Taiwan is just as beautiful as many of the tourist destinations of South East Asia, with sand beaches, palm trees, and lush jungles.