“I chose Tamkang University because it was only the university that provided English taught program in Financial Management in Taiwan at the time and because it was one of the best universities in Taiwan.”
I come from a small town in the west of Mongolia which is populated mostly by the national minority, Kazakhs. However, I grew up in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, and studied in Russian schools. Another cultures and languages have always been the challenges that motivated me to learn more. The passion, being in another country and learning from another culture, lead me to my journey in Taiwan. I chose Tamkang University because it was only the university that provided English taught program in Financial Management in Taiwan at the time and because it was one of the best universities in Taiwan.
I speak Kazakh, Mongolian, Russian and English. Even though I am multilingual, I understand the demand for the Chinese language is detrimental in the world today. Learning the Chinese language was one of the biggest challenges I have faced in Taiwan. Before coming to Taiwan, I expected people to speak English. However, my expectation did not meet reality. It was not easy for me to learn Chinese because I was pursuing my degree at the same time, but I continue to learn from my fellow friends and locals.
I have many friends that come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Coming to Taiwan, especially in my university, I have been exposed a lot in the diverse community. I always have a lot to learn from them and to share with them.
Tamkang University has more than 200 clubs and associations which give me a chance to participate and explore myself in many ways. Right now I am a member and the Financial Officer of Foreign Student Association, and I had a chance to compete and win in Hult Prize competition which was held in our campus. This competition is held in only a few universities in Taiwan. Inspiring and motivating people have always been my passion, and I am really happy that I had an opportunity to share my voice by presenting our idea at the Hult Prize Singapore Regionals.
At present I am very interested in public health because this sector is not developed in my country. After my graduation, I am planning to pursue my graduate studies in Canada with the major of Public Health. Until then I am happily going to continue my adventurous student life at Tamkang University, Taiwan.