Monday, February 21, 2011

Another picture with Sherman

This is the picture taken with Sherman Tang at Truth Lutheran Church just before he left for the US. From 1955 to 1970, the best opportunity for college graduates in Taiwan was to go abroad to study. Most graduates went to the USA. A few went to Germany, England or Japan. Science and engineering students were generally able to get support from scholarships. Sherman was planning to study Library Science, so he had to support himself. That was extremely difficult since the US$2400/year tuition and living expense was an astronomical figure for most citizens of Taiwan. Students in that situation had to work in the summers to make the amount. Most people had to borrow the money for the first year in order to show the US Embassy officials that he or she had the money in the bank before a student visa could be granted.

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