J. Zach Hollo
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J. Zach Hollo is a current Fulbright scholar in Taiwan, where he is pursuing a master's degree in international affairs at National Chengchi University. Before coming to Taiwan, he taught English in China for two years. As an undergraduate, he attended Northwestern University's campus in Doha, Qatar, where he majored in journalism. His work has been published to The New York Times, PRI’s The World, The Huffington Post, Global Post, The Wilson Quarterly, The Pulitzer Center, Doha News, et al.
Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.
Taiwan rewards diplomatic allies with scholarships for students to study at Taiwanese universities. When those countries switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing, Taiwan cuts the funds, leaving students to scramble.