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CHSS Winter Trip

UHD students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences traveled to Taipei and Tainan, Taiwan from Dec. 29, 2012 through Jan. 9, 2013. Read about their adventures as they explore night markets, temples, monuments, museums and karaoke bars, writing about it all as they go. Experience their joy as they gather among hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese to welcome in the New Year with fireworks under a full moon in the amazing city of Taipei. Follow them day by day as they travel the country, meeting students from the National University of Tainan, sharing with them and with others the pleasure of cultural exchange.

Jan. 5, 2013

Letters from Taiwanese Students

Dear all from UHD,

Still can't believe you are leaving so soon. It is so unfortunate that I have not known you all and had fun together. I had been looking forward for your coming since this project started, but I did not know that it puts into practice so fast!!! At the beginning in the conference room, I was kind of scared because I had no idea what to talk to you all. But within the whole process I saw your enthusiasm and your vitality, everyone was nonstop chatting and having fun in the game. Those gifts are awesome, I have to say. =) This is the first time for me to be a guide to show foreign friends to a few famous spots, no matter for eating or tourism. Moynihan Kelly and Paula Doan, thanks for your being so kind to give Steven Kuo and me the chance and honor to take you both to An Ping and the night market. It was a wonderful night and experience for me. I wish I could have more time so I can get together with all of you and show you other places, but all good things must come to an end. Hope before long in the future we can come face to face again!!!

Yours, Gerry


To all the dear, dear friends from UHD,

It had been an amazing and wonderful experience to meet you all. In our culture, people are brought together by the hands of "緣份" Which means our combination was destined from our preexistence.

To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to this program when I first heard of it. ... But after these few days, I am more than glad to say it is a great success. We have come to know each other and see the difference between us. Though some of you still couldn't stand "stinky tofu" (Don't worry Nick, I won't tell.) it was so happy to see your eagerness towards our culture. (However, I do have to confess that eating crickets is not part of it. Sorry~ Laura Arreguín) I just couldn't believe that you are leaving so soon.

There are so many places worth visiting in Taiwan. (Taipei is actually not that boring.... If you had us with you. LOL~) These three days is the best days we could have ever asked for. Hopefully, it was the same for you all. We'll see you next summer in Houston if "緣份" (or by the help of our school) wants us to meet again. Finally, godspeed and good luck.

Still can't believe you are leaving so soon. It is so unfortunate that I have not known you all and had fun together. I had been looking forward for your coming since this project started, but I did not know that it puts into practice so fast!!! Mandy


UHD students – Photo journal – A Day in Kaohsiung

UHD students

Photo colleage of Taiwan scenes

Lake and dock


sundown over the lake



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