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2017大三出國輔導通報系統 - 留學心得報告[編輯]
語言 402810112  戴 誼  留學學校:韓國中央大學

(一)基本資料

I went to Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea from August, 2017 to July, 2018. The two semesters I have taken courses like Elementary and Intermediate Korean, and they helped me practice my Korean speaking and writing skills and enabled me to basically communicate with Korean people. Korean and Global Politics, Korean Culture and Art gave me broad understanding of Korean society and chances to discuss local and global issues with professors and classmates. Psychology of Perception was new to me because it was the first time for to learn about human brains! Some other courses from English department such as Debate class, which trained our talking skills and critical thoughts, English Criticism that trained us the ability to connect the old literary works to present days, Understanding English Literature which helped me learn about literature all over again in a deeper way that I got to discuss with classmates and share, and the last one Understanding Cultural Research gave me new perspectives in seeing different cultural contents.(166字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:On the way to class.

【照片說明:On the way to class.】

My favorite class would be debate class in the first semester. It was an intense, exciting and also interactive class. We learned about the structure of a debate, different kinds of debate, the importance of applying debating skills into our daily or future business life, and the cooperation between classmates as a team. Before taking the class, I always think that debating is deciding which side got the best solution of something or which side is the "right" side, and I didn't have confidence in debating something with someone. However, after the semester, I learned that debating is not always a contest about right or wrong, or about who has the perfect idea to solve something, rather, it's about the talking skills, critical interactions, and creativity. Of course winning matters, but during the course I gained more knowledge and information about how to develop my own ideas, to discover the opposite team's disadvantages, and to team work with my partners in order to complete our thoughts and deliver them like professionals. It was not just than finding the best answer at the end. We got to train our own brains to think and analyze, and it benefits not only in our exam results but also in our lives. What also made me love about this class was that I got to know many foreign classmates. Half of the class are Korean and another part is consisted of students from other countries. In class, we got to discuss various issues in our own countries and also exchanged ideas on the global issues. In the final exam, the professor assigned the whole class into teams so we needed to deliver a whole debate as a team. I remembered our team spent two weeks developing, creating, and giving birth to our exam, and we did well on the exam day! I would recommend people from any department to take debate class because I received so much from it!(325字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:In my dorm. A nice corner to do school works or watch dramas.

【照片說明:In my dorm. A nice corner to do school works or watch dramas.】

CAU is a very beautiful and quiet university. It has two campus, and Seoul campus was where I stayed. The whole campus is built on hill, so whatever building you take class in, you'll have to climb a bit. It was a very common thing in Korean since the whole country is located a hills and mountains. Nearby the campus are two subway stations, one is Heukseok staion, and another is Sangdo station. Both of them are easily connected to downtown or shopping areas. In Korea, universities are usually surrounded by shopping areas or business circle, but in CAU you don't have to put up with the noises at night but you can also enjoy convenient transportation. At least it's convenient enough for me! The seasons in Korea are very apparent, so it's a wonderful thing for people who want to experiences all these four kinds of climate diversity. But it gets really really cold in winter, so be prepare for that too. I adore most of the Korean food, they contain less oil, a lot of soup options, and rice in almost every meal. Totally my type of food choice. When we live at dormitory, there are two cafeterias in the dorm building and one of them open for the whole week. No troubles for finding food even if you live in school. Our dormitory makes you feel like home. Two people share one room, and inside there's bathroom, too! I can't be thankful enough to live at the dorms here in CAU. I enjoy my life here very much, and thanks CAU for providing such good facilities for students.(271字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:Me and my church friends hanging out at Lotte World.

【照片說明:Me and my church friends hanging out at Lotte World.】

In school life, I mostly use English to communicate with people, but if I knew more Korean language, it would be easier for me to fit into Korean college societies. In my personal experience, Korean people are a little but shy, even if they can speak English, they are still afraid of a longer conversation with a foreigner, and that made me a little bit confused at the beginning. Once I talked to a boy in our class, and he spoke really good English, but the next time I saw him in the class and was trying to say hello to him, he became really shy and showed no interest in talking to me. This was new to me because I've never lived or stayed in a country more than 3 months, and in Korea I really felt like I wasn't just a tourist, but a foreigner who shared a completely different culture. And maybe that's why I sensed a real and strong distance with local people. Every Sunday, I also go to a English speaking church located in Sinsa station, Gangnam. And it's another culture shock for me. At the church, most of the members are Korean who grew up in another country, so all of them speak English but also carry mixed culture backgrounds. It was hard for me for a while, because even though I spoke English as well I had hard time understanding everything they talked about. It's just not my culture, and I felt lonely. But as time passed I got more used to it, and I stop giving myself that much pressure to think that I should be just like them. I didn't and I don't have to. Gradually I found my pace and stated get along with people comfortably. This was a precious experience, because I would never know how it felt like to be with people who shared different culture if I never went to the church. I knew more about myself too, and I'll never forget this experience.(336字)

(五)大三出國建議

First, be careful with the money you have. Before going abroad, I didn't really have a clear idea about how to use money wisely because I have been taken care by my parents all my life. But when I lived abroad, the money I had every day became so clear and real to me. I set my budget on everything, because once I spent more than I should, I ended up having nothing to spend. For the first semester, I did shopping, sight-seeing or traveling, all of them were great and memorable, but in the second semester, I realized I have spent too much money before I planned them, so the second semester I would have to cut down my shopping and traveling budgets. The lesson was very practical and real, and I could finally start valuing every "won" I have. The money is not earned by myself but given by my parents, so how could I spent them freely without serious consideration? Second, find your own pace to know about this country. A year is not long and also not short, but it's not about traveling to as many places as you can (of course you can if you want, but that's not what I wanted) but to discover what really suits you and makes you feeling comfortable. I wished to truly build relationships and friendships with people I met, and so I focused more on meeting people, but sometimes I need some time alone, I stayed at my dorm and do my own works. I find harmony in my life here, and I learn more about myself too.(270字)

(六)其他

This is my first time ever living in a foreign country for thins long, and I feel like it's the way I want my life to be in the future: living in different countries. I really enjoy the relationships I have with people here, no matter in class, clubs or churches. One of the most wonderful memories here was that I got invited to one of my Korean friends house. It was my first real Korean family experience. We ate pig chitling (common Korean dish) for dinner and watched Korean drama together, and in the next morning I even got to taste the kimchi with rice breakfast made by my friend's mom. So Korean. I wished I had more nerve and chances to speak Korean, so that I can know more about my friends. Thank you everyone I met in Korea, and I hope one day we can meet again!(150字)

補充照片

照片說明:With my friends from CCC (Christian club in CAU)
【照片說明:With my friends from CCC (Christian club in CAU)】
照片說明:With my Korean friend
【照片說明:With my Korean friend's family】
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