Accommodation: The university got us a room on campus. We lived on the 11th floor in a quite big 4 bed room with AC and fans. We also had toilet and shower in the room. It was bunkbeds with writing desks underneath. We had to buy our own mattresses because the only ones you could rent there was bamboo mattresses and for us who are not used to bamboo, buying a different one was a must! We had a lot of storage space for example 2 wardrobes and shelfs. Girls and boys did not live on the same floor and it was forbidden to visit each other.
On each floor there was a laundry room with washing machine, dryer and centrifuge. There was also a good space for handwashing. Each floor also had a hot and cold water machine with filters so we could buy food where you only needed to add water or we drink it straight away.
We did not have access to any kitchen or fridge but the price level of food was low and there was a food shop by the entrance of our dormitory. There were also a lot of restaurants on campus for example McDonalds, different buffets and a smoothiebar.
Price level: Taiwan is definitely cheap to live in for us Swedes. You could get a big dinner for only 20kr. There are a lot of different foods to choose from, deep fried chicken, noodle soups and tea boiled eggs was very common. You could always find something you liked.
Travelling by bus was easy and cheap. You could buy a card which you filled with money and travel around. One trip maybe costs 5kr.
I would recommend travelling to the south side of Taiwan with the high-speed rail, it only takes 2 hours and costs 500kr/per person for both ways. The accommodation was also cheap, for all 5 weeks we paid 860kr each.