I am looking to travel to Taiwan and schedule in-person interviews when I arrive. Basically, land and check out various schools that I found on the web. When is the best time to arrive in Taiwan if you're looking for teach English at the start of the winter semester? That is, after the August/September semester ends. From what I understand, in Taiwan, the school year runs from Sept-Jan/Feb (1st semester), Feb-June (2nd semester).
1) Is the time right after New Years (January 1, 2015) the best time to arrive? Is it realistic to do in-person interviews from January 2nd to February 17th?
2) Is it best to arrive after the Chinese New Year (Feb 18-23, 2015)? Not sure about this since the second semester starts after this and it may not be enough time.
I am an American citizen that can stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days and I was trying to figure out the best time to go. It's too late into August to attempt a 2014 start date.
Thank you in advance for your help.