In order to get approval for a permit to work in Taiwan, one must go take the nation’s health exam to ensure you are not a disease-infested foreigner. I took the test at Ren-Ai Hospital for a little over $700 NT and it involved answering questions regarding my health, and tests for blood pressure, a blood sample, seeing ability, height, weight, and a chest x-ray. I had read from numerous sources that you had to provide a stool sample on the spot if you were a foreigner. I had prepared myself for attending to such business… I brought some toilet paper from home and sought information on the proper use of a squat toilet. Much to my disappointment however, this test was removed from the requirements for foreigners seeking teaching positions in Taiwan. All that preparation and mental anxiety was for nothing. I feel cheated, when I pick up my results I should bring a sample from home and leave it on the reception counter when no one is looking.