Welcome! I'm a college student from America living in the mountains of Nantou County, Taiwan, and I’m lucky enough to be living with two fantastic elementary school principals. For the next month, I will be here learning Chinese, discovering what it's like to live here in the mountains, and studying the Taiwanese school system.
So what’s so special about this place? Most of the people who live up here are Bunun people, a Taiwanese aboriginal tribe. They have their own unique culture and language. I was curious to see what their language is like and went to participate in a sixth grade Bunun language class. I walked into the classroom, and the language teacher decided to give me a name. My name is Sa vì.