For University Representatives
We invite all institutions who are traveling to Taiwan to contact us for a visit. Although we will do our best to accommodate all visit times, we prefer that schools visit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Preferred times are: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30 (Grade 12 college counseling), 14:35-15:35 (Grade 11 college counseling); and after school at 3:40pm. Visits are open to students from all grades.
Our calendar, which lists already scheduled visits, can be viewed on the home page (Google may automatically convert times to your current time zone). If you would like to visit, please contact the me with your preferred date and time. I will schedule your visit and send you a confirmation document with directions and information.
For information on other high schools and travel in Taiwan, please see the Counselors Association of Taiwan.
Dates HIS cannot accommodate visits in the 2019-20 school year, which begins on August 21:
September 5-6 (Camp Taiwan Team Building Trip)
September 13 (Mid-Autumn Festival National Holiday)
September 30 (Professional Development Day)
October 10-11 (National Day Holiday)
November 1-4 (Mid-term Break)
December 16-January 3 (Winter Break)
January 23-29 (Lunar New Year Holiday)
February 28-March 2 (Peace Memorial Day)
April 3-10 (Spring Break)
May 18-19 (May Break)
June 17 (Last Day of School)
Directions to HIS
Hsinchu is located 35 minutes southwest of Taipei by the High Speed Rail (HSR), and the school is thirty minutes from the Hsinchu HSR station by cab. The cost of a cab ride from the station to the school is approximately NT$350. By car, the drive from Taipei takes just over one hour. From Taoyuan International Airport, we are a 45-minute drive away.
Chinese address for taxi driver:
Arriving on Campus
Please check in with the Secondary School Office, located to the left of the main entrance behind the fountain.
Taiwan Travel Arrangements
If you would like to hire a private car/driver for your time in Taiwan, or suggestions for hotel arrangements or local tourist attractions, please inform Berta when you are booking your visit and she can make some recommendations.
About Hsinchu International School
Founded in 1981 by the present Head of School, HIS is a fully-licensed, independent international school that provides quality Pre K-12 education to children of foreign nationals in the "Silicon Valley" of Taiwan. While the school's elementary department has nearly 30 years of history, its budding secondary department graduated its first class in June 2009.
Originally established and supported for seven years as Hsinchu Holland International School by a Dutch multinational company, the school became Taiwan's first independent international school in 1988. HIS continues to offer a complete American college preparatory curriculum to the increasing number of expatriate families living and working in the Hsinchu area. We are an official WASC (Western Association for Schools and Colleges) accredited school and our high school diplomas are recognized by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.