Hosting an outsider is a totally new concept in Taiwan, not to mention foreigner. See how this housing platform begun.
Hosting guests from different backgrounds has been for long a part of life for Europeans. On the other hand, living into a host family is also a common thing in many European countries. However, to open the door of local Taiwanese families really takes lots of efforts and time.
Recruiting host families started from a workshop
The benefits of cross-cultural living style were deployed to initiate the first step to our goal. Yes, we held a workshop with many local families to talk about the advantages for their kids if they have a foreign guest home. And it worked well.
Visiting potential host families
Although the doors of many families had been opened, it is also very important to scrutinize those families by visiting them in person. Through the process, we did collect many quality families with good accommodation and welcoming heart.
Matching the suitable families for expats
Most of the local families don’t speak English very fluently. We help translating the online meeting between the families and foreigners. In the meeting, we go through the house rules and the contract to make sure both parties satisfied with the matching. It’s always very encouraging to make a good match.
All lead to this cross-cultural housing platform
After running this homestay program for 2 years, we feel very proudly to contribute all our experiences and know-hows on building up an online platform for expats housing in Taiwan.
Not only family accommodation, you can either find a regular studio in Taiwan or even use our innovative function – STAY WISH. In the Tenants’ Wishing Well, you can state your accommodation needs to the landlords or team up with nearby housing seekers by posting a STAY WISH. Later a full article over this topic will be posted.
All in all, we are confidant iMMERSTAY.com can help expats with all kinds of housing requirements. It’s perfectly designed to fulfill the goal of cross-cultural housing in Taiwan. Good luck and have fun in Taiwan.
Time Travel in Jiji Railway Branch
Jiji line is the only existing train branch in Taiwan, representing the symbol of old time lifestyle.
Jiji has become the popular train travel spot on weekend.
Jiji line was built for the transportation of woods from the mountains to this woods collection factory.
Jiji old street is a good place to taste delicious snacks and find old time surprises.
||Meet up at Tainan Train Station
||Take train to Jiji
||Time travel in Jiji
||Small train to Wood Museum
||Wood Storage Lake
||Back to Tainan
We’re gonna have the Christmas dinner in a great restaurant of the famous 18th lane near NCKU.
Let ‘s celebrate this special day together!
Taitung Trip of Aboriginal Culture & Bio-diversity
Hands-on Interaction with Aboriginal Kids
2015.12.19 (Sat) ~ 2015.12.20 (Sun)
Enjoy the refreshing hot-spring and forest in the rear garden of Taiwan
Scientific hands-on with aboriginal kids and professional tour to the amazing bio-diversity of Taiwan
||Bus Pick-up: Taichung
||Morning walk in the serene forest
||Bus Pick-up: Chiayi
||Breakfast in Spring Resort
||Bus Pick-up: Tainan
||Preparation for Water-Rocket
||Bus Pick-up: Kaohsiung
with aboriginal kids
||Lunch in Pingtung
||Move to Taitung
(Chipen Spring Resort)
||Rocket Launch Competition
Amazing bio-diversity in Taiwan
||Aboriginal Cultural Immersion
||Banquet in Spring Resort
||Farewell to the aboriginal kids
(Party time should be)
(Expected 22:30 in Taichung)
Tour Price： NT 3,000 | Early Bird： NT 2,000 (Pay before 12/9)
(Mandarin Homestay Program Maker： Free)
Price includes accommodation, round-trip bus, insurance, hot-spring, meals of 2-days