During our 2019 recruitment season, while our outstanding team of recruitment principals visited university career fairs across Canada, we hosted a Free Trip to Taiwan contest for candidates who visited our booth and left us a resume. The purpose of the giveaway was to give one new teacher a sample experience of living and teaching abroad, as well as to promote teaching in Taiwan. The contest was held across over a dozen universities across Canada with over 300 applicants.
We were pleased to welcome the winner, Gillian Wall, to Taipei in June. Gillian, a recent graduate from Nipissing University’s Teacher Education program in Ontario, Canada, spent a week with us in Taipei. Not only was she able to explore the city and get a little taste of life in Taiwan, she also had the chance to meet with our staff and teachers, visit some of our schools, and learn more about our Ontario ESL program and teaching opportunities in Taiwan.
At the end of her week in Taiwan, we sat down with her to ask about her time in Taipei, as well as to share about her first impressions of Taiwan, Foresight, and our Ontario-based ESL program.