fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Tai-Te Su 蘇泰德

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Tai-Te Su received his B.S. and M.S. both in Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology from National Yang-Ming University in 2015 and 2018, respectively. In 2019, he began his doctoral study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently working with Dr. Shannon Mejía to pursue his Ph.D. in Community Health with specialization in gerontology and quantitative methodologies. His primary research interests are centered on the processes of aging, health promotion, and fall prevention in older populations.

Study in the Land of Lincoln

I am grateful for the funding and support that the Fulbright Program offers me. Also, writing this reflective essay provides me a great opportunity to think and document what I have experienced in the past year. My journey in the United States so far, especially in the state of Illinois, can be divided into three categories: 1) study, 2) research, and 3) life. Study I am studying my doctoral degree in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the first semester at U of I, I was amazed by the flexibility that students in my program could have in the selection of courses. When I was studying in Taiwan, I did not really have to think what classes to take as most of the courses were mandatory. Thus, my first task as a PhD student was to explore and plan my coursework that best suits my research field. I ended up registering for three courses and one independent study with my academic advisor. The first two courses I chose  both involved quantitative methodologies, specifically econometrics, offered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics. On the one hand, I was curious about how people in the field

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Research & Reflections

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