Information for College Admission Officers
Planning a Visit to TAS
We really appreciate your interest in our students and are delighted that you are considering visiting TAS. There are a few things we would like you to know about our daily schedule and our holiday calendar as you consider a potential visit to our school.
- March 2020 Update: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website for the most updated information regarding travel restrictions and precautions. As of March 16, 2020, Taipei American School is suspending on-campus visits from college representatives. If you would like to virtually meet with our students, please be in touch with John Gursky, College Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a virtual information session.
- College visits are scheduled during the morning break between 10:35-11:25AM. We highly encourage you to visit TAS on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday morning.
- Please refer to the 2019-2020 TAS Academic Calendar as starting points to schedule your visit.
Once you have identified a possible date, please contact John Gursky, the college counselor who coordinates college visits for the office. John can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 886-2-2873-9900
Instructions for Your Visit to TAS
Check the weather
Fall in Taipei can bring inclement weather including heat, rain and the rare monsoon. We recommend that you check the weather forecast using the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau:
Directions to TAS
By far, the easiest way to get to TAS is by taxi. Below is the address in Chinese. Simply print this page and present it to the taxi driver. You may also want to consult your hotel concierge if you have any questions or call the college counseling office at 886-2-2873-9900 ext. 228 or 226. This number will work if you are using a US based cell phone or a Taiwanese based cell phone.
(Please drive me to Taipei American School in Tien Mu. The address is 800 Chung Shan N. Rd, Sec 6, Taipei. Thank you!)
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Arriving on Campus
The taxi driver will most likely drop you off directly in front of the TAS security gate on Chung Shan North Road. You will need to check in with the security guard to obtain your TAS visitor pass.
Once you have passed through security and obtained your visitor pass, please wait in the main lobby for someone to escort you to our office.
Going Green: A Note About Flyers and Materials
TAS is a green friendly school. We advertise all college visits electronically on a monitor outside our office and no longer display printed flyers. Similarly, we encourage you to pack a modest number of print materials because we no longer store brochures.
Other Area High Schools
After scheduling your visit with TAS, we are happy to help you connect with other area high schools. Please contact John Gursky to schedule your visit.
Other Miscellaneous Information
Please note that it may take up to 1.5 hours to travel from the Taoyuan International Airport to TAS. A taxi ride from Taoyuan Airport to TAS should cost no more than $NT1,500. Hiring a private car from the airport to your hotel should also cost no more than $NT1,500.
Taxis in Taiwan are reliable and relatively inexpensive (more affordable than a private car from your hotel to TAS). Taipei does have an excellent bus and train system. However, the nearest train station to the TAS campus is about a 25 minute walk.
Please also note that you should allow up to 2 hours of travel time if you plan to travel to Hsinchu, and 3 hours if you intend to visit Kaohsiung. You should consult the train schedules in advance to better understand your travel time constraints. The train schedules and ticketing information can be found here: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/
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