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2017大三出國輔導通報系統 - 留學心得報告[編輯]
觀光A 404860610  湯子葳   留學學校:阿联酋酒店管理学院(杜拜)-限觀光系

(一)基本資料

In my junior year, I studied in The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The duration of the study abroad program was from September, 2017 to December, 2017. The courses I chose to take are Front Office Operations, Housekeeping Operations, English Composition and Rhetoric, and Cultural Business Exposure. For my internship, I work as a waitress in Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City.(65字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:Front Office Operations的筆記

【照片說明:Front Office Operations的筆記】

During my junior study abroad program, I chose to take four courses in three months. For me, the most interesting course is Front Office Operations (FOOP101). In Front Office Operations, EAHM divided the course into two class type, one type is lecture, and the other is tutorial. In Taiwan, I'm studying in International Tourism Management, after graduation, some of us will choose to work in hospitality industry. Therefore, in my opinion, Front Office Operations is a course which is worthy of taking. Actually, for lecture class and tutorial class, I prefer tutorial class type. In tutorial class, the system teacher taught us is Opera, the system which is used by Intercontinental hotel where I do my internship. At the first class, when the teacher was introducing the system, the only thing in my mind was how difficult it is, how I can learn it properly in three months. After several classes, I found out that our teacher is very nice, she explains the questions we have patiently, and telling us that she knows it is not easy to learn Opera system. The way to learn the system properly is that not only we need to take the note of every steps, spending time to practice how to use the system, but we also can ask her question at any time, she is willing to answer all the questions we have. The main reason why I really recommend Front Office Operations is because when we work in hospitality industry, not only front office department use Opera system, food and beverage department or other department also use this system. For example, now I am doing internship in food and beverage department, for us, we also use Opera to search the reservation details of the guest, check what kind of package the guest has in order to charge in their room or use other payment. I'm so glad that I choose Front Office Operations in my study program and I already learn the basic of how to use the Opera system. Therefore, when I am doing my internship, my colleague no need to teach me several times.(354字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:在學校對面的Burj Al Arab

【照片說明:在學校對面的Burj Al Arab】

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is under The Jumeirah Group, when we talk about The Jumeirah Group, the first impression that most of the people come out is Burj Al Arab, the building which is located in front of EAHM. Before coming to Dubai, I was wondering about many things, as the information on the internet, I knew that the weather in Dubai is very hot, and some people are conservative, the lifestyle in Dubai seems like very different with Taiwan. However, after living in Dubai for several months, I found out that although the weather in Dubai is very hot, but it only happen in summer. During winter, the weather is comfortable in daytime, and after sunset, the temperature decrease, even sometime we need to wear the coat. One the benefit of The Emirates Academy is its location. In fact, when we want to go to some places, the transportation that we used to take most is bus. When we first arrived at school, you can see there are many sand around it. But there is a bus station near the school, it only took you around three minutes from school to bus station. What's more, there is mall and online Chinese supermarket that we can buy our daily necessity and food. Also, there is a public beach near EAHM, once you feel like your life is stressful or you want to exercise, Jumeirah Kite Beach will be one of the best option for you to choose. At Jumeirah Kite Beach, the beautiful view can make you release the pressure, and there are some tracks on the road that you can go jogging there, also there are several kind restaurants where you can have food. Maybe the first impression of EAHM is there are too many sand, after one month you will feel like studying EAHM is safe and convenient.(312字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:Iftar in Anise restaurant where I do the internship

【照片說明:Iftar in Anise restaurant where I do the internship】

As I mentioned, before coming to Dubai, I already searched the information on the internet. Sone of the information showed that United Arab Emirates is a conservative country, the weather here is hot, and everything is very expensive in Dubai, it seems like I need to spend many time on adapting the lifestyle in Dubai. However, Dubai's lifestyle does not have many difference, the only culture shock that I experienced is the efficiency. In Taiwan, our university or the government has a high efficiency on doing everything, so wherever we go, we will expect that the country will have the same efficiency that we have in Taiwan. However, it took more than one month to get the student visa, even two of us cannot arrive in Dubai on time. Another thing that makes me really upset is that because I choose to do internship in Dubai, so I need to have an interview to get internship. But the thing is that after the interview, not only most of the hotels gave us the result very late, but also some of the hotels use strange reason to refuse us, like one hotel told us that they did not have enough money to provide the internship after we finished two times of interview. From 17, June, 2018, there is a one month special festival in Dubai called "Ramadan". During this month, all of the people cannot eat, drink, smoke, and wear inappropriately in public before sunset, it is an important festival for Muslim, and the reason why we need to follow the rule is to respect them. Therefore, if we really need to eat or drink, the mall already separated the food court and shopping area, this is the way that we respect Muslim culture.(291字)

(五)大三出國建議

The first thing is that do not be afraid to speak in class. Speaking in the class is a good way for you to practice the speaking, it does not matter you say right or wrong, once you start to talk, you will have many chances to talk with your teachers and your classmates. You can learn more from teachers and classmates, you also can practice more in order to speak fluently. The second thing is to hold your time when you are still studying. Although the assignment might be a hard work, you need to prepare for the exam and presentation, but do not forget to use your free time to experience Dubai. After starting the internship, you will not have enough time to play, to try some special events, the only thing that you want to do on your day off is to relax. The most important thing is once you can get the internship just take it, do not think that you will get a better internship. Most of us think that we want to work in Dubai not Abu Dhabi, but Dubai does not offer many internship. Therefore, if you have an opportunity to work in Abu Dhabi, and you do not have patience to wait for internship, I strongly suggest you to do the internship in Abu Dhabi. Take my experience for example, although I know that teacher will help us to send our cv to hotel, but not all the hotel will accept. After the interview, some of the hotels say they do not need internship at that time, some hotel say you are not suitable to the position. I felt anxious because the teacher in EAHM told us that if we cannot get the offer letter before the end of 2017, then the only thing we can do is to go back to Taiwan. Finally, after having interview with around ten hotels, I got the internship on 28, December, 2017, almost the end of the year. This is the most important thing that I want to suggest you, just to take the internship you get because if you miss this one, you might have no chance to do your internship in Dubai.(366字)

(六)其他

If you come to Dubai, don't forget to go desert safari, you can see the amazing view of desert, ride the camel, and have an Arabic dinner. After I joined Anise restaurant, we had a yacht outing, it was really nice that we can see Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and Atlantis The Palm, and also have fun with colleague on the yacht. When you travel to Abu Dhabi, remember to visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world.(88字)

補充照片

照片說明:Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير)
【照片說明:Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير)】
照片說明:下班後跟同事一起去Hard Rock
【照片說明:下班後跟同事一起去Hard Rock】
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