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As a great Taiwanese metropolis, Taipei is an amazing blend of traditions and modernism. Being the country's capital city and economic, politic and cultural heart, it attracts expatriates in large numbers.

Moving to this cosmopolitan region offers several advantages such as a pleasant quality of life, discovering cultures, an affordable cost of living, as well as access to many professional opportunities.

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Working in Taiwan depends on your skill set and the job you seek. Expats can find a wide range of jobs around the island, but the majority of the jobs are in the cities. Not all office jobs require Chinese-language skill, but it helps for many job opportunities.

Transportation in the cities around Taiwan is convenient. Once outside the cities, it can get tricky with infrequent buses and taxis. For expats living in smaller cities or suburbs, it is recommended to get a driver’s license and a scooter or car.

Taxes are a headache no matter where you live. They’re especially difficult for American expats who still have to file US taxes every year. Payroll taxes for expats in Taiwan are complicated. However, when it’s time to file annual tax returns, the government makes the process as easy as possible.

Taiwan has numerous universities that offer programs for students from a wide range of disciplines. There are courses that are taught in English to attract more foreign students, but most students come to Taiwan to study Mandarin.

Moving is a hassle in any country, but moving within the same city in Taiwan can be a little easier. When moving within the same city, it’s generally best to have an overlap in the time to move between apartments to avoid having to find and pay movers.

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What this blog seeks to be about is our lives here in Taipei and wherever else our lives may take us. It doesn%u2019t sound much different from other travel/expat blogs. But, there is one little wrinkle in our lives and in our plans: by the time we graduated from college we had amassed over US$140,000 in student loans. Therein lies the our name, %u201CInternationally In Debt.%u201D Through this blog we feel like maybe, just maybe, we can help to set an example. What we hope to do is show that you can always find a way to follow your dreams wherever they may take you. We will show you our lives and the decisions that paint them, and we will try to show how smart and/or dumb those decisions may be/may have been. We will tell stories, talk about places we%u2019ve been, and sometimes rant and rave. All we ask is that you come along with us on this journey while we show how we are literally living internationally while in debt, but even more indebted to living internationally.

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