Summer Language Camps in Taiwan: Five Firsthand Accounts

Thinking of sending your children to Taiwan to study Chinese but don’t know where to begin? In this article, we profile five Taiwanese-American families, detailing their language-learning goals, which camps they chose, and their recommendations and tips for others looking to do the same. (Side note: If you’re in Taiwan and have time to kill while your kid is at camp, read this article: 9 Beef Noodle Soup Restaurants to Try While Your Child is at Summer Camp in Taipei) First-Timers - Cathy Cathy…

Commingle with Taiwan and US Professionals in SF

BGBridges (Build Great Bridges) and its first hub BGBAT (Build Great Bridges Around Taiwan), based in Taipei, Taiwan, would like to welcome you to our first Commingle in San Francisco, California! Join us on Thursday, August 10th, to look at how life, work, and the startup scene compare between San Francisco and Taiwan as a window to Greater Asia. We'll look at the various factors that top global talent consider when choosing where to live and work: career opportunities, living costs, children's…

A Canon of Our Own: Q&A with Michelle Kuo, Author of Reading with Patrick

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1050"] Author Michelle Kuo with her parents[/caption] I profess that I have been a bit of a book snob lately. I am reading 50 books in my 10 weeks of summer; 20 of which should have a focus on social justice, and 15 of which should be by or about Asian Americans. The more these categories overlap, the greedier I become. I have been desperately craving something for me, something that helps me navigate everything this world has become with the body I have.…

Paint Night with TAP in SF

Ever wanted to explore your artistic side? This is your chance! Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) is hosting a private paint night event to fundraise for our annual Bay Area Taiwanese American Community Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding SF Bay Area high school and college students who demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in the Taiwanese American community. The scholarship supports and enables outstanding student leaders to continue their community impact…

Volunteer with TAP with NorCal

Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) will be volunteering with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition to repair bicycles for low-income children, families and individuals. Volunteer tasks include cleaning bikes, repairing bikes, and/or tearing down bikes. We will learn bicycle repair skills with the help of experienced volunteers in a warehouse and workshop which is fully outfitted with storage, repair stands and tools. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while giving…

The 2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship

The Taiwanese American community is often seen as a privileged one, so we’re happy to see that this project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund is targeted towards those youth who need a little helping hand to further their educational opportunities. The 2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward…

Volunteer Event with TAP in NY

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - New York (TAP-NY) as we volunteer with Apex for Youth, a nonprofit that provides mentoring and educational programs to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-­income families in NYC. For this event, we will be working with kids and helping them with arts and crafts, and dance or yoga (subject to change), as part of their summer programming. For more information on Apex for Youth, please visit their website here. Feel free to email [email protected]

TAPpy Hour in Chicago

Come celebrate the summer with your new and old Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) friends at one of Chicago’s swankiest lounges in the heart of River North! We’ve reserved the Library within the Pump Room. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food from award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten while sipping on local, domestic and international draughts and bottled beer in addition to their exotic, specialty cocktails! Drink Specials $6 Stellas $8 Moscow Mules $10 Prosecco Free…

Taiwanese Culture Night 2016 at UCLA

UCLA presents Taiwanese Culture Night 2016: 摯親愛的 (Dear My Love). Growing up in a traditional Taiwanese family, Audrey tends to hide her true feelings and aspirations because of her family’s expectations for her to become a stereotypical, obedient daughter. When Audrey meets Ellen, a girl who constantly chases after her dreams, they fall in love. How will their families react to their relationship? Will the traditional family values support their love? Will Audrey finally become fearless…

The 2016 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

The Taiwanese American community is often seen as a privileged one, so we’re happy to see that this project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund is targeted towards those youth who need a little helping hand to further their educational opportunities. The 2016 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. Through a competitive application process, the funds are applied toward…