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It's kind of hard to film right now because it's raining. But I just started my morning off with coffee right near campus, and I'm back on the main street in a wreck. So this is where I get my breakfast every morning. Has to feel something. No. So the other day I talked about how most people I think most people here and to see you. At least exchange students don't eat in the cafeteria here on campus, and Tian is going to give you a little bit more insights about the cafeteria food, I guess. What do you think of the dining hall food on campus like you? NCCU since think it's good. I think most of them things they're good, like my roommate. She likes the food in the cafeteria, but actually I think that because like Coventry was supposed to be cheaper than the outside. But actually the cafeteria is like the same price. Yeah, so it's not attractive to the students. I would say that It's like what 70 Japanese was like 85 for okay, Yeah, so that's about like the same price that you get on the main street and the main street just has more like Donny options, right? Yeah. So we're gonna walk there now, and I'll show you what it looks like. All right, We're heading to the cafeteria, which is that building right there. What is that capture called Ci Shan. Long seasons rest on. Maybe a little bit of entertainment, but entire and late as usual. And we called his Shanti Low like this eyes, despite the spice. Oh, Chinese, Titian. And since he's just murmurs Oh, that's funny. Looks crowded today. Yeah, I'm not What type of women in here? What? That's all? No. The last time we ate here, which was about few weeks ago, there was an earthquake in here. So wait, Tianna, Will other food do they have in here? Yeah. What type of food do they have in here? Way in style, huh, Stan? To, like, style on the gun discount after six o'clock. So get all you can eat, like, $65 a night way. Got a drink shop on. There's a repair off yourself. Do you know when it closed that night? Seven. I think seven. So we're not eating the cafeteria, but we're going to this place right here. What? Yeah. I would say that and CCU and oh, I see which is the Office of International Corporation. They're there, the office who was managing my exchange and who is in direct contact with my university back home. They do a really amazing job of making international and exchange students feel so welcome. And so at home here at NCCU, there's also a lot of, uh, student run organizations and clubs that specifically cater to helping international students feel at home and organizing events for us, organizing trips for us and everything like that. So whereas we don't have the actual, like institution organizing trips for us, we do have student clubs here that organized for us. For example, we have international youth and student ambassadors who are the two clubs that I have gone on trips with? Um, so we've done overnight trips, we've done day trips, we've done parties on campus, and they're just such welcoming an amazing events where you're able to meet other international students and also connect with the local students who are involved with. They're with the organization. And so we had, like a welcome party with soon ambassadors where they even performed a dance for us and it was so cute and then way. They also organized, like a bunch of other Tom unease like Cultural Learning Event or Taiwanese games that were able to participate in with international youth. Um, they've also organized cultural events for us. We also had a one night trip to Ellen, Um, and where they where? We just went to difference. I seeing places. We went to a rice farm and all these other amazing things. I also snuck onto a College of Commerce trip, which was actually for the business Students are here and to see you, but I snuck on, not snuck on. I mean, like, they allowed me to come on, even though I'm not a business exchange student. Um And then we also went Teo Alon and were able to make like, scallion pancakes and pick our own scallions. And it was so fun. Eso these trips were really helpful in order to meet other eh International, Since they're in addition to meeting the local since here at NCCU Edition Pair's every exchanged it with a local time. Any student through there, buddy program. So I got three buddies who I like e met before I came to Taiwan. So on my first day here in Taiwan by Buddy, Tony actually met me, right? I also as soon as I got out of the taxi, he met me here. Help, and he showed me around. Show me all the people I got to fill out and we've got a meal together. And it was just really nice, because obviously, I was so nervous to come here alone, and I was like, I'm gonna be alone for the full week before classes start. But having him just, like, automatically welcome me and accepted that first day was just so like, I just you know, I was so scared I was gonna be so lonely. But once I met him, I felt really, really assured. In addition Oh, I see offered a lot of different orientation programs. They did performances for us and everything like that. So that was also really great way to meet other international students. Um, so I would say that my direct enrollment program differs from another program called C I e. I'm gonna have a video later on where you'll hear from my friend Danielle about CIA E, which is American exchange program that is offered at different institutions all around the world. In addition, English is very, very accessible here and see you. So it is possible to not know any Mandarin and still be able to, like, fully function here on campus. Everything is like all the signs and announcements are both in English and in Mandarin. I'm here in Taiwan. We use traditional mandarin. So in the Chinese courses you learn traditional and also like just in writing. And if you were taking a Chinese class, it is in traditional Mandarin as well. Um, I have a lot of friends here who don't speak any Mandarin. So they just communicate in English and are able Teo, you know, survive 100% here in Taiwan and especially here in CCU. All right, so that was an overview of Hello, everyone. I'm here. Uh, with my final goodbye video. It's been a long day, so I'm pretty tired. But that would just mean that it's will be more of a sentimental and emotional goodbye. And within my last month left of exchange here in Taiwan. Um, so there's a lot of emotions with that, um, missing friends, missing this country, dismissing all my experiences and just missing the new like a breath of perspective and life that I've been able to get from my exchange period here, Um, I would say that I definitely had a really busy semester that was really emotionally and physically exhausting and draining. And so, being able to come here to Taiwan in tow CCU, um really helped me kind of reposition myself and just really reflect on a lot of the things that I was so used. Teo tiring me out last semester. Want think campus rials for allowing me to document and show you all my exchange here and CCU and being able to show you all this campus even though I'm just an international and exchange student for one semester, I really feel like this campus and NCCU has really shaped me. Um, but just the people that I've met here have been unforgettable. Um, and it's truly just going to be an experience that I'll remember for the rest of my life. It's been an honor to show you all and cc you on behalf of campus Rials. I would say that my biggest challenge here and CC you has been hasn't even been at NCCU. But it was actually, um, leaving home and flight to Taiwan and just all the anxieties that come with just the unexpected of being abroad and starting, you know, a new semester on an unknown campus in a new country, um, completely alone. And I think that how comfortable I was able to feel and how at home, I was able to feel immediately here and see, you see, you just really attest to the type of people that attend the school, the type of fuel in Taiwan and the type of people that have entered into my life because of exchange here. Those are just really the moments that I'm, uh, going to remember for a really long time. Um, a final piece of advice to any person perspective. Um, students from the U. S who plan to come to see you for exchange really be proactive with getting involved on campus. Everyone on campus here is so eager to meet you and it's so willing to help you out and to just be a part of your life. Definitely take in everything from the nature and all the trails are on campus. Too easy access to the city downtown. Just take it all in, I would say definitely Try not to get stuck in the exchange in a bubble if possible. Of course, you will definitely meet some lifelong friends who are also here on exchange with you because you're all going through a very similar experience together. But you're also going to meet ah, lot of unforgettable people who where Taiwan in Taipei is their home. And I think that just makes this experience so much more, um, magical. I think that it's been really rewarding being able to film this campus riel tour for you all within my with it being my last a couple weeks here because I was really able to, you know, reflect back on the videos I've taken during during my time here abroad and also create these informational videos for you all and always so Just is reflected my time here and how it could, you know, potentially influence. One of your lives are being experienced. One of you all could have in the future. Okay, I think that's it. Hi. All right, So now let me show you my door, Like you said this year gets a card skin. So the first thing you have to do is put your card in this lot, which turns on all of your lives. Wei, have a nice mirror right at the door here. And this is the view of my dorm. So to our right here, we have our bathroom. So our bathroom has a shower here. A toilet. Thank you. Know all the essentials of the bathroom. It's really nice having our own bathroom so we don't have to share a communal. So across from the bathroom, we actually have a closet to share here, which is nice. There's some storage underneath. So this first that in dust is my roommate. So I'm just gonna jump past it and come to my side of the room. So over here we have another mirror here. Sorry. Me Room's a little messy, but I also wanted to keep it in its most natural state for this video. I keep some of my food up here. Andi, all I house rooms come with a mini fridge, so it's really nice to be able to have our own mini fridge and sleep. You know, our food there is well, so I have my own closet here. And so there's a lot of story. He loved it up there and all my clothes. So here I have my bed and then my desk over here. So with the bed, this bedspread actually came with my house, which is really, really nice because I didn't have to buy when I was here. So they gave us a comforter. They gave a sheet, they gave us a pillow and also this pillowcase, which is really communion. I sleep with my head on that side because I like waking up in being able to look out the window here. I hung up, you know, some pictures that remind me of home and just my friends and some pictures taken here. And then this is also like an indigo tapestry made on one of my trips here in Taiwan. So up here we have an a C. It's also a dehumidifier, which is really nice that we have our own made Rita talks about how the normal dorms on campus don't have unlimited athe. They actually have to pay for it, but we do not, which is very convenient Over here, I have my desk space. It's important to know that every eye how storm comes with the phone, you can call the front desk. They haven't used it yet. This is also a WiFi. Every room has its own WiFi on DH. Then here. I just have, you know, some things that are notes from friends also, like really awful calligraphy right here, like me running my name and just other things that we had during an event one today on DH. Then the storage up here is really nice and convenient again. Sorry. So, in addition to the desk, we have some jurors here which are great for storage S O. I keep a lot of my essentials in there. And then we also have a little nightstand next to the bed which comes with a jury as well. Men. For my favorite part, we have our own balcony. So that is a street down there. All balconies have a drying rack here that you can hang up, so you're able to air dry your clothes. I'm really, really lucky to live here in my house like I said there is a wait list to live here. I talk about, you know, pricing and everything in my house tour. So definitely watch that. I love being able to just hang out here. You know what? I'm feeling stressful. Just come out here from some fresh air from studying. So here is a room from me. I also want to know that our room gets cleaned once a month by I house like housekeeping, eh? So they'll come in and clean our floors, clean our bathroom, clean the floors in the bathroom, clean the sink, which is really, really nice and super sweet, inconvenient and thoughtful because I've never lived in a dorm where there's been housekeeping, like from the dorm that comes in and cleans. All right, so thanks for looking around my room. I will see you all in my next video. All right, so now I'm heading to classes. Is my lecture on the political history of Taiwan? Um and it looks like there's not a lot of people here in class today. I am Diana from Taiwan. I do from South Korea. What class? Aryan Tony's, um, so before here. And you see, you have classes offered both in Mandarin and English on DH as an exchange. Don't we pretty much have access to any classes that are offered by the school? Because I'm in the direct enrollment exchange program, I can take any classes offer. So I'm mosey. I'm taking like, only English classes. And then I have a Chinese like language learning classes offered by the Office of International Corporation. Um, and I would say that most of my English cost is air like, evenly split between local time. Andy Stern's and also other exchange our international students out of here in Taipei with like English classes. I have access to God classes as well, so as the undergrad I can also take. Some of the graduate classes that are offered here are really nice. I'm in one right now called History of Taiwan. After World War Two every class. If you're taking three credit course, it's three hours. So every hour like this bell, you here right now, Every hour we have a 10 minute break. So right now we're on break in my political history of Taiwan. Plus so we have, like, 10 minute break, Um, and so three credit course is three hours and you have it once a week, So that's definitely something that's new for me. All the classes are like block classes. Where is back home, Um, usedto having two classes a week that each like an hour and 1/2. I would say most classes here, our lecture style come parents I want used to back home, which is more discussion fazed. So this crashing right here is lecture style. Most the teachers will use like a microphone and have a podium and use some sort of power point. And we're gonna start class, I would say, like also here and sees you. There's a lot more like group projects, and it's a lot more like group oriented than what I'm used to back home. Back home. I think we definitely have more individual papers and power points. Um, so that's also another difference that I've noticed and most of my classes. Besides my grad class, I've had, like group presentations and also grew papers like Thiss classroom right now, five less than what you have to write a paper altogether three throughout the semester and then one final one at the end of the semester. So I just want to talk about my Chinese class. So my Chinese class is like very strict in terms of attendance, because the Chinese classes, like, aren't just managed by their professors there, managed by our Office of International Corporation. And so if you missed three classes, then you automatically fail. So my scheduled classes. I have classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. That's how I made my schedule because I knew I wanted to be able to, like explore Taipei on DH Taiwan on the weekends. And so it's a lot easier to make that my schedule because classes are only three hours, so I have class only once a week, so I have five classes total. I'm taking Chinese political history of Taiwan history of Taiwan after World War Two, Western literature and social media and marketing, social media marketing and then the political and then history of Taiwan after World War Two are both graduate level courses. Andi, I would say that, like the three hour costs really isn't that challenging. I thought it was gonna be a lot harder than it wass, but because we do have the 15 minute breaks every hour and makes it a lot easier and the fact that you're only going to class once a week as well do you really enjoy my class schedule? Because it's nice fitting it all into three days and then from there being able to I have a four day weekend pretty much and be able to use that time for study and also traveling, which is something that I've never really experienced before. I would say that the class and I'm currently in right now is my is my biggest classroom on DH. There's about like 60 people in this class, but every week I think only like 60 15 to 20 come, whereas on the other classes are about 15 to 20 people. But this class ends up being like smaller because a lot of people skip it because it's a 9 a.m. Andi attendances account attendance also really depends on, like the Professor. So in some classes, accounts and his strict in other classes, it's pretty lenient. So, yeah, I would say that this is my biggest classroom. Other than that, they're probably around like 2022 30 students on DH. Then a lot of times people will skip sould, be smaller. My Chinese class is small and it has about like 15 students, I think. So now I would give you a little bit of a tour of my house or international house. So basically, exchange students and international students live here, whether they're under God or graduate students. But there's actually a really long wait list to get in, So I got really lucky being able to live here. Ah, lot of people live in the regular dorms are up on the ballot in Andi. Local students also live on like the main street. There's some dorms that are on the main street that are about in, um, I for a twin room, which is what I have is 38,250 Tony's dollars a semester, which roughly is equal to look like $1,224 which for me is a lot cheaper than what I'm used through back at you like for a semester. One of my dorms on myself for a year was almost $6,000 for something similar, a double room with a bathroom. So it is definitely a lot cheaper to stay here. And then, in addition, there's about 10 local students or less that live in my house as well s 01 of them is read over my roommate, who you've either will see the interview later, or if you've already watched it, then you've met her. I would highly recommend watching that interview to hear more about NCCU from like a local perspective. We also have in hotel upstairs of I. Also, if you have like your family visiting you, they Khun stay upstairs. It's, I think, like 700 Chinese dollars and they could be wrong. It roughly equals about 50 U. S. Dollars, and it's like an actual hotel. There is, like food service in the warning. You had a free breakfast not free. It's included, but like breakfast in the morning, I'm gonna show you everything that's in my house. We have condoms and everything like that. So just follow me on my do politics beforehand. The hallway lights are and environmentally friendly energy saving lights. So the old dark until you walk by the lake of luxury like turn on when you walk by here we have, like, a little common area. You have coaches, um, and then a table. And then every single floor has a water fountain here so he can get hot water. Cold water. Um, if we go downstairs on the second and fourth floors of house, we have a common room. So here's an overview of a common room. You have some tables here Larger, too. Well, here it's important to note that it closes at 10 p.m. Um, so, Yeah. Like I said, we have comrades on the second and fourth floors. So for appliances in the eye house, common room, we have a microwave toaster. We have a sink that comes with soap and sponges. We have our water far fountain again that has warm cold in hot water. And then we have a communal fridge. Yeah, that's an overview there. It's important to note that we don't have a stove, so we're not actually a lot toe cook Here. Here are the rooms. Every floor has a laundry room on. We just have one washer and dryer per floor. It costs 10 pennies dollars to use it, which is roughly about 32 cents. So each time you washed your clothes and dry your clothes is about 32 U. S. Sense. So we're going to take the elevator and I'm gonna go downstairs to our reception dust, and our reception desk has a security guard from 8 p.m. Too eight or 9 a.m. in the morning. In addition, there's always like a receptionist during the day or sick or the security guard at night. So you always have to sign in visitors whether they're coming or not. And they always know he's coming in tiles. Who's not. So my friend Ming, he's a security guard is down there right now, so he's going toe. You'll meet him, see why he loves working at my house. In addition to hearing some of the rules about my house from him. Yes, I'm alone. Okay, so here we have a litter is gonna click on the first floor. It's always nice here way Have, uh, just notices about what we can and can't do. And also like upcoming events. You can see here that the visiting hours are from 7 a.m. to 11. PM 10 50. So the front door's locked at that time. We have to use our cars to get in. All right. And here we are at the reception desk. And here's me who I told you all about. I, uh I'm the night guard in my house. And my job is to look after the president's house and all right, Kat, wait. No, no, no, no. You mean my tones and my boys are a little bit weird. I don't like the first time you met me are Matt. And you said I am the nice guard. I know. I I'm the night another nice God, because I like, uh, make friends with people like social. And I mean, uh, it is a great opportunity to met a different kind of people from yeah, for the world. So I kind of like this. Yeah. I would say that like, Ming is definitely one of the most friendly faces here at the reception desk. So always know that you can, like, you know, always find a friend in May. So this sounds really cheesy, but he, like, truly caress for, like, safety and wellbeing and everything like that. You guys have to leave the common area. I always ask. I always ask you guys to leave in the common area lightly because you're going to treat you guys like adults, not three years old. Kids. Yeah. Yeah. Politely in treats us as equals and uber that's for me. That's nothing you can get over eat from here. And it's very nice because you can eat it in the own confines of your own room and they come right to the door. So as you can see, they have toe. They have to open up the door for him because you can't. You can't walk in and out freely after a loving because the front door's locked and you actually the only waking you can enter. I houses if you have your own like room card and you skin it on the keypad outside. All right, well, that's about it. Thanks for taking my house tour Nice. Hey, guys. So today I'm going to bring you around campus a little Maxine way to group meeting at building where most of my classes are so Menschel you might walk from my house to there. So it's a really gloomy day. It's been thundering and raining all day, but I'm going to start off my tour at my house. Obviously, it's one of my favorite places on campus because it's where I live. It's actually not on our main campus. It's on, um, a street that's a little bit like it's about a five minute walk from campus. So it is this building right behind me right here. This is the front door, and it just extends up. But I'm just going to show you my walk to main campus. So here we're coming up to the main intersection. Turn this way. This is called the main Gay of you. Here. All the times all meet friends here for lunch would be like, Oh, meet at the main gate and this is the main street where all of our options are. See the captain's back. So funny story. My first day here, um, one of my friends brought me to this bar on campus where there's a fountain. Beautiful. Found him and palm trees and, uh, where I'm from in Rhode Island in D. C. Obviously, there's no palm trees on my campus, so I just, like, sat here and I was like, Wow, the palm trees. And I was like those birds like it was it was pretty embarrassing. Um, but Quick Sunday about the weather. Um, Taipei's is known for its rainy season, and we're in rainy season right now, but it's also known for his reign. So it does rain here, but also, the weather is really nice. Um, it's really a mix. Um, it does rain a lot here. Like today. It was thundering and lightning all morning. So you're on the main part of campus? Same, um, love academic buildings air here as well. You have some construction going on behind me over here. So coming up over here, we have the library, which I've never been to. I've been there once way, Tio, but I, like wasn't productive in there, so I left. And then here we have our college of commerce, which is where a lot of business bosses are by Chinese cost is also in this building. So I'm turning around and actually heading to the general Building, which is where my meeting is on DH. I have one class in this building. This is the information building. This building is where I am going. There is a north and a south wing, and it goes up to, I think, 16 floors. So down here is what we have. McDonald's gate. So sometimes Monique here for food as well. We called McDonald's skate because it's right in front of McDonald's. So this is where I'm heading. So right here we have one of my fierce sauce on campus. It's nicknamed Rome by local students. I forget why, but it's just a really pretty space where people can chill, hang out, eat lunch on the steps, Um, sometimes even have concerts at night. Like one time the guitar club held a concert here, and it was really, really beautiful. So we called this building the General building. Um, and it is actually the biggest building I've ever been in on the campus. My campus back home is pretty small, and we don't really have build big buildings like this. So for me, It is really, really big, especially because especially because it goes up to about 16 floors. So it's really weird for me to take an elevator to class, but that's what I do here. It's where left. Here. We have our gymnasium and track. Track is also currently under construction, so I haven't been able to use it at all. So right now I will be taking the stairs. Uh, try to get some exercise in. I'm going to the fourth floor to meet my group mates for a project like no. all right. So far apart. Two of my nightlife video. I'm going to be talking about night market culture here in Taiwan Most night market stay open until around midnight. So it's a really great option if you don't. You don't feel like drinking or clubbing. It's a really fun way to spend your night. I would definitely say if you're traveling to Taiwan or to Taipei to definitely definitely check out the night markets here. They're so unbelievable. Like my first month here, I was just going to night markets every single weekend, maybe like twice a week just because in the US, we don't have anything like it. Fouty heaven if you're a foodie, first of all, you're surrounded by such amazing food. Cheap food like local food, desert drinks, games shopping like amazing shopping. Ah, home. Like I shop so much here in Taiwan. I don't usually shopped this much at home, but it just like it's just so easy to shop here like they're just kind of everywhere. Uh, Marcus, I really fun to just go with, uh, you know, a group of your friends, because you're all able to just buy a bunch of different types of food. And then you just all try. You're able to try pretty much like not everything, but you tried like a lot of different things. They're some of my favourites have any street foods are so potato balls, Tony sausage. It's kind of hard also to like list off, but she foods because each night market has its own, like specialty food. I guess I would say that for a night markets in Taipei that you should definitely visit would be a total lie night market, which is near Taipei 11 Raoul Hood Night Market Shi Lin is a popular one. It's really big, and I haven't even been there yet. You probably like the only negative side about night markets is that they can get really crowded. So if you're someone that doesn't like crowds, it can be a little bit overwhelming at first, and everything is like decently cheap. So you end up just like spending so much money because you're just buying like everything you see. Yes, everything is just so good. Another thing with night markets is that there's just, like, really, really fun games or kind of like I would release them to like Carnival games on Deacon. Like when different prize is, for example, my friend will meet this. We played like a a dart balloon game, and I picked this guy because I needed a pillow and he's so soft and so Q. On DH, it's really fun just being you play different games that your friends. In addition, I already mentioned the shopping, but just a lot of, like shoot where just, you know, Q. Things that you'll need, like, but, yeah, I I think my number one piece of advice for night markets is just to be super open. Try everything If it's within your budget on DH, just have a really good time. Brings a friend's place in games. Do a little bit of shopping. Um, you're definitely going to gain weight if you come to Taiwan, are maybe not. Maybe it's just me, but, like food is so amazing here, and I would definitely recommend if you're traveling Taiwan to go into the different night markets in the new county. The new city you're in because the night markets also have a lot of localised food. So if you're going somewhere like along the coast, they're definitely gonna have really amazing seafood for you to try. And it's always just, you know, like food is a big part of culture, so I would definitely recommend trying, All right. So I am here with Jesse and Danielle. They're also international students, exchange students from the U. S. But they're on a different programme for me. It's called C i. E. And I and I thought it would be helpful for them to explain a little bit about the program. And you could see how it differs from the direct exchange program that I'm here on. So what does the I e. Stand for e O K E stands for educational exchange on actually have, like hundreds of different locations. Countries Andre had to friend focuses so you could go and focus on language and cultural intensity, which is what Jesse is in for Taiwan. And then you could also go to another program, my specific programs called the Communication Business and Political economy. And essentially, what that means is that if you have a focus of those areas, if your majors in one of those areas you're allowed to come to the university and technically be like an exchange student for semester, so you get full access to everything full access to classes as much of the English ones. If you pass a test that pass the Chinese test on your into one of the intermediate Chinese levels, You were able to actually take classes in Chinese, which I think is really, really cool. Yeah, I did not, but NCCU has a lot of weight. Did you take the test? Yeah, not even close. But you likely has a lot of really good English courses to choose from, which actually have a lot of international students, Which gives you a very interesting perspective. Yeah, I'm more about the program. Yeah. So the I c l c. Is the intensive? Yeah, Chinese language and culture program. And so we actually aren't a normal jungle student. We have what is called the Chinese Language Center, and we take three hours of language crossed the day there, and it's pretty great, actually. I love the training's like we're center teachers are all really great. And, yeah, I think three hours a day is really making me approved your house of intensive way. Have another CIA organized class and I think that is a normal class, but it's very small because it's a little Yeah, yeah. Really? Yeah. I was there the day that class is open. Teo thie everyday. Jon Jon Stewart and but most of our international cause. It's taught in English and are in Taiwan, goes to cross it together. I have four hours of classes on Friday from three hours of classes the rest of days, and it's pretty great. It's 100% Chinese language oriented, which I love personally because I'm trying to major. So it's very specific. But yeah, if your major Chinese air I just really want to get good at Chinese short like condensed period of time. Really good. So it see I, like organized through your home university in the US Or did you sign up like on a website and then organize it through school? I know that you can do that can be separate from my school has kind of a partnership with CIA, right? My school. I went to the study of Rafa's. There's like, Hey, I want to go to Taiwan. When do you have and then So it's not like a partnership for say, but they just have it on there like your credits will transfer What reason will be approved of this program? So I guess you could call it a partition, but yeah, on DSO This question, I guess, is more for a jest, because Danielle is in the classes that are offered to, like all students here. Do you ever feel isolated by the CIA program because you're not ableto have classes with, like, other exchange or international or local students on campus? So for sure, because we live in Door 10 and the Chinese language center is one flight of stairs away. So I could live my entire life within, like on the eighth of a mile if I wanted to yet, and so that's kind of on the art train across is the building next door to the Chinese language center, so literally, very contained. So that's a really good like point to bring up. So it's kind of personal responsibility, branch out and find people. But there, all international students in the Chinese language center classes, so that's kind of nice. I've met a lot of interaction changes, and then CIA e helps Taipei in particular. I think this is not a universal thing. Ziya Taipei has ambassadors, which our local Tony students who sign up and want to meet international kids who could speak both English and Chinese and we'll help you with your Chinese. They're worried about that, and they're kind of like a sign time of these friends went through. Then you can meet a lot of more a lot more time students, and I think that's the best part. I sound like I'm doing I like Honestly, I didn't know they have that here. Well, that's really great because they don't have anything on the Web site about that because it's not mandatory CIA anything, Okay? I mean, it's a really unique opportunity that not everyone gets. I think it definitely helps a lot if you're someone who is really nervous about studying abroad on kind of want, like a little like up to come Teo your study by location and at least seven. That's specifically, say, Taipei. Uh, you just gained like, 20 friends immediately. They all adieu on line like messaging that they use, and they're so welcome welcoming and so willing to help you and say, Hey, get lynched the Or, if you want to ask them, uh, they're really, really, really nice on. So this has been a very It's been a difficult transition, obviously, because setting friends always difficult transition. But I think it's helped a lot Being able to be end program. And then one night Sergei wants about gender as a whole is that it's super welcoming. For instance, there are a lot, and also it's just very welcoming. Tow any a demographic person I have personally So this road straight ahead is still on campus and actually takes us up to all of the hiking trails that start from our campus and continue up in Tamal Kong moment. So this is I have some video footage from the hike I did during my like, second week of school here, Um NCCU. So I'm gonna show you a little bit of these campus trails and what they look like. So to get to the trails, we continue walking up this road in this road is still on our campus and actually leads to our tennis courts. So one of my favorite things about NCCU is all the greenery and nature that we have right here on campus. So in order to get to the star of the trail, we have to take the stairs that go straight up from the tennis courts on campus. What? So after taking those stairs for maybe 10 to 15 minutes, we finally got to the start over trail on DH. It's funny that the Heike didn't even start yet because we were all already exhausted from taking the stairs all the way up. So even though we are on the hiking child. This is all still property owned by my school. NCCU here is like a sign that says holy Ginger battery, which is the name of our school. So this trail takes us from NCCU, Teo Junction Temple. And so this is the, uh, peak. This is when we finally arrived at the temple after hugging straight upstairs for maybe 30 minutes. We're 30 or 40 minutes, and from this temple you can see all of Taipei. You can even see some of our campus on DH. They have free hot tea for your drink as well. That's already what I found.