Location: Taiwan

Taiwan is an island which has become one of Asia’s major economic players, and one of the world’s top producers of computer technology.

Most of Taiwan has beautiful warm climate all year round. You can leave your winter coat behind but are advised to bring an umbrella.

The north part of Taiwan belongs to sub-tropical climate zone, while the south part belongs to the tropical climate zone. Winters are warm and summers are hot and wet, with typhoons and thunderstorms. Because Taiwan is a relatively small island, the ocean breezes have a cooling effect so it never feels too hot.

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is responsible for setting and maintaining education policies and managing public institutions of education throughout Taiwan. The education system comprises:

> Basic education: Elementary education (six years) and Junior high school education (three years)

> Senior secondary education (three years of either senior vocational schools or senior high schools)

> Higher education institutions, including colleges, universities, institutes of technology, and graduate schools and postgraduate programs.

Taiwan includes a large amount of outdoor activities. Despite being one of the most densely populated places in the world, large areas of the island are still untouched, especially around Nantou and Yilin counties. There are great hiking trails, fishing spots and even surfing beaches on the coast.

Taiwan is perhaps more famous for the cityscapes of Taipei than the rolling hills of the central highlands. A lively and exciting place, there’s no shortage of fantastic sights to see and things to do in the big city. There are some historical attractions in Taipei, but the older cities of Kashsiung and Tainan have more to offer those looking to discover more of Taiwan’s culture and heritage.

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