Abby's Journey to Taiwan

Current Location

Guan Shan

Hi! My name is Abby and I'm currently a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taitung, Taiwan. I'm so excited to share my experiences in Taiwan with all of you!


I am currently living in Guan Shan, which is a town about 45 minutes from Taitung City. Guan Shan is known for its beautiful mountains and rice fields, and it's been a really peaceful place to live!


The people of Guan Shan have been incredibly welcoming to the group of Fulbrighters living and teaching here. Integrating into this community comes with lots of suprises, but they're always fun!

Field Notes

Taiwan's unique way of trash and recycling collection has reduced the amount of trash on the streets and has encouraged people to produce less waste on a daily basis. 


To mark the end of summer and the harvest of the Bunun tribe's most important crop, millet, my school held a festival at the end of September. What does your family do to celebrate the end of summer?