For my first experience teaching abroad this was great. My friends and I arrived at the airport in Taipei and Kojen had a Mercedes sedan ready to pick us up. It was early in the morning so i was impressed that they were on time.
We used ReachToTeachRecruiting.com to gain placement with Kojen and their staff was at the Kojen apartments ready to meet us and make sure we got into our new digs safe and sound.
Kojen's apartments were a 5 minute walk from the school I taught at. I went in not knowing what to expect and threw myself into the process. Some of my western ideals were warmly welcomed while others were quickly dismissed.
The teaching year round teaching staff there was welcoming. I imagined they may not be considering the amount of teachers that come through the overseas teaching process. It was possible that the teachers who were from Taipei and taught year after year would be burnt out on welcoming and saying goodbye to new teachers... That wasn't the case! I was there for just over a years time and each teacher was welcomed heartily.
All in all, what I put in, I got out. The bond with the children there is irreplaceable as an experience in my life. I was able to experience the age old Taiwanese culture in so many ways. Kojen was a healthy partner in providing the platform for an overall incredible Taiwan teaching and living experience.