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2008.0227

International Students Share Their Taiwan Experiences

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">International students at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) had a chance to share their views of Taiwan, when a British magazine commissioned one of its staff members to interview them on the campus today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I notice that people are crazy for baseball here and I wonder if it is because the Yankees&rsquo; new star Wang Chien-ming (王建民),&rdquo; said Vincent Clay, correspondent for the SCB Partners, a British strategically led marketing consultancy.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Clay started the conversations by bringing up the baseball issue in Taiwan but his comments were immediately questioned by Ash Lee, an American student who is now a graduate student at the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Most of the time, I think I only saw people throwing and catching balls with each other instead of actually playing a game in the field,&rdquo; he said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">German student Carsten Bai would not fall for the baseball fever.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Most young people here should love street dancing the most, I believe,&rdquo; Bai said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Although there was no specific theme for the discussions and conversations at the event, Selene Chen (陳莉菁), a staff member of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), said that she would affirm the side effects of it since the OIA would have an additional chance to realize how international students are adopting here and would know how to help them in the future, in terms of different aspects of life.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>