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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 404810326  張宇和   留學學校:布蘭登大學(加拿大)

(一)基本資料

The school that I apply for was Brandon university and it took me about nine months there in Canada, I didn’t take too much classes but still a decent number of courses. For me, this could be the toughest nine months I've ever experienced.(45字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:It is the blog I set up for the course and updated it weekly.

【照片說明:It is the blog I set up for the course and updated it weekly.】

However, among all the classes I picked, digital journalism was the course I enjoyed the most. And it was the only courses without papers, all you need was just laptop. In the beginning, the professor wanted everyone set up their own blog, and then he asked us to updated it at least once a week. Unlike other professors, attendance isn’t his best concern, all he wanted us to do is to give him feedback through the blog. This course was named after digital journalism, and digital was used as tool to helped us figure out what journalism is. To my surprised, almost everything you use on the internet are associated with journalism, such as social media, search engine or even google maps, it can say that journalism is everywhere in my life. For our midterm, professor gave three options for us to choose from, and there was one option which is impressive, that is to make a presentation in Pecha Kucha style, it is a new form of presentation style which need to fit 20 slides with 20 seconds of narration per slide. And it is really a big challenge for me, because I never tried that before, in order to complete this mission, I prepared over 10 times just to make my speech fluently, and luckily, I got a good grade on it. I think this course really inspired student’s autonomous learning, due to the sources you use to update your blog post. In this case, even if you don’t attend the class, you can learn new knowledge through the internet. And the hardest things for this course I think, could be the 10 pages essay for the final, but interestingly, professor asked everyone to create a google document, and he can track every students’ working condition immediately. Although it took me one semester to study this course I think the impact of it can last for the rest of my life.(322字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:Always covered with snow

【照片說明:Always covered with snow】

Brandon is the second largest city here in Manitoba, however, the truth is Brandon is still a country side, which is surrounded by farmland, it can be said without exaggeration that you can’t even see a building within 300 kilometers away from Brandon. I lived on campus in McMaster hall which is mixed dorm of our school, our room is small but complete in any detail, I had a roommate who is also from Lanyang Campus, and we have a good time together. Before I came to Canada, I had already learned that Brandon can be frozen, however, ever since I stayed on campus in the winter break, I realized I am fooling myself. Every time when I walked out the room, it felt like I had a trip to hell. In that situation, the nasal mucus even frozen into ice sticks, what is more interesting, the temperature there is almost 10 times colder than the freezer. I think the food there is the hardest obstacle that I can overcome, unlike the rice we have in Taiwan, rice in Brandon is hard to swallow and also taste bad, even the vegetable is a big problem, it seems like they prefer to have vegetable “naturally”, which means they don’t cook it but made it into salad, for a period of time I felt like a horse chewing grasses. I need to say that it is a big challenge for me to adapt the living habit here in Brandon, but overall, I made it.(252字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:free school trip to clear lake

【照片說明:free school trip to clear lake】

I need to say that things I met here in Brandon didn’t turn out to be as fabulous as I’ve thought before going abroad. Above all the problem I faced, language could be a really big issue, not until I saw the different scenery I realized I was in a foreign country that I ‘ve never been to before. At first, even a daily conversation is unfamiliar for me, it is hard to open my mouth speaking the language that I’ve learning for such a long time. After overcoming my own psychological barrier, language is not a big deal. Another issue I faced is to catch up the professor in the class, unlike the professors in Lanyang Campus, the professors there gave speech in a very high speed, once you zoned out in the blink of an eye, you may lose some really important information, and also it could be hard to take notes. As time goes by, the problems were solved due to the improvement of my listening. The last problem I need to overcome is budget, I have set myself a budget goal before going abroad, and the goal I set is around 400000 NT dollar, to achieve this objective, I only eat once a day and I didn’t buy anything else except those daily supplies, and I only go on a trip which is free, with all these efforts, I eventually reached the goal. Studying abroad for me is not only just learning but can also be seen as a training.(257字)

(五)大三出國建議

Before coming Brandon, you need to make sure that you fully prepared not only mentally but also physically, because soon you will find out that there is nothing interesting here in Brandon except snow and unsavory food, and this is not an intimidation but a personal experience. Brandon university is like a bigger version of Lanyang Campus, it is boring but comfortable to live. Also make sure that you bring some think clothes with you, because the winter here is very cold, it is safe when you stay in a building, but when you go out it could contrast strongly with the warm air inside. One things that worth mentioning is DOLLARAMA where you can get the cheap little thing with only couple dollars, like some decorations and small items can in a very cheap price. The three dorms and the restaurant are connected so it is very convenient to have a meal in student restaurant. Floor1 has a fried chicken shop which also has access to the teaching area and the book sales department. There is no need to worry about wearing thick clothes running to the classroom in winter, You can walk from the dormitory to the furthest campus within 10 minutes and leave the room within 5 minutes. The last thing I would like to mention is the transportation, Brandon's very important means of transportation is Air shuttle bus, when you first arrived in Winnipeg, the only transportation you can choose from is air shuttle, and it is the only transportation that straight to airport. That’s all, wish you guys good luck.(264字)

(六)其他

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補充照片

照片說明:farmland around Brandon
【照片說明:farmland around Brandon】
照片說明:beautiful view while having breakfast in student restaurant
【照片說明:beautiful view while having breakfast in student restaurant】
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