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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 404860859  彭筠芷   留學學校:新南威爾斯大學(澳洲)

(一)基本資料

The university I exchanged for my junior year was the University of New South Wales. I have exchanged to UNSW from 28 July 2017 to 18 June 2018. Because of the study abroad program, we could choose the courses from any department instead of the specific one. I took academic English course in the first semester. Then in the second semester, I took business finance, personal finance, managing people and organization and global business environment. (71字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:Business Finance lecture

【照片說明:Business Finance lecture】

Each course at UNSW has a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial class every week. Although students only choose 4 courses in one semester, there are lots of assignments for each course. The pressure of heavy workload here is higher than that in Taiwan. Take business finance for example, we have to do the assignment on the moodle every week, which weighs 10% of the score. This is beneficial for me to catch up with the progress of the course. Moreover, we have to discuss the questions in the tutorial class every week, which is counted for the score of participation. There are three quizzes spreading for the semester to make sure we understand the content of the course and it is a good preparation for the final exam. From this course, I learned the principles of financial markets and financial mathematic. I believed these could be useful for my future career. My favorite course is global business environment though it has a number of assignments as well. In this course, students have to hand in three memos in response to the memo questions. The memo questions are referring to the topics of the lecture. Due to this assignment, I could think critically about business situations and decisions. How to protect intellectual properties is a controversial issue for multinational companies and it is one of the memo questions in this course. I searched for information and then did the in-depth analysis of this issue. It was a good way for me to gain more knowledge about global business as well as practising critical thinking. Moreover, doing the group presentation is required in this course. The presentation topics are significant economic issues around the world. Take our group presentation for instance, our topic was identifying flaws in the single currency’s management, like Eurozone, and then critically evaluate the sustainability of the regionally integrated market. In addition, after the presentation, the present group had to lead a class discussion. Students in this class were active to share their opinions and discuss with each other. I like the teaching methods of this course, which allow me to have an insight into global issues. (359字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:租屋處外觀

【照片說明:租屋處外觀】

UNSW is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington where takes 20 minutes to CBD by bus. The main UNSW campus is quite big and full of modern buildings. I rented a room near the UNSW. There were four tenants in the house, including me. Each of us had our own room, but we shared one bathroom and the kitchen. It was fortunate that my housemates were neat and courteous. Therefore, I didn’t feel inconvenient about sharing the bathroom with my housemates. The life function of my accommodation is good, there is a shopping center which takes 15 minutes on foot. Additionally, there are bus stops nearby the house and many buses would pass by CBD. It is prevalent for people to pay with card while shopping instead of paying cash. Moreover, it is easy to pay money to others by using the bank app. There is no service fee when transferring money between banks. The weather in Sydney is pleasant because it seldom rains here. It is a best place to enjoy sunshine at all seasons. Moreover, it is amazing that although it could be up to 40 degrees in the day in summer, it is still brisk at night. Due to less rainy days in Sydney, the climate is dry which would lead to peeling skin. However, it could be improved by applying care product, I still love the climate here. (236字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:Tutorial class of managing people and organisation - group discussion

【照片說明:Tutorial class of managing people and organisation - group discussion】

During this year, I experienced the culture which was different from Taiwan. There are lots of Australian English phrases, such as arvo, brekkie and G’day. Because of special phases, I could not adapt to their speaking when I came to Australia. With time went on, I made friends with local people and gradually accommodated to the environment. Australian is a multicultural country, there are many immigrants from all over the world. Therefore, I could make friends with people who have different culture background. I broadened my horizon and learnt how to deal with people as well as difficulties within this year. The people I met at the university were not all friendly, some of them were racists. In one management course I took at UNSW, students were allocated into groups. The group had to finish several assignments with group members. In my group, there were four local boys and two Asian girls, including me. The locals were inconsiderate that English is the second language for me as well as another girl. They always said we made few contributions to the team and mocked us that women and Asian don't have management skills. Although I felt miserable while working with them, I tried to stay positive because every setback could be an experiment for me, which would result in success. Nevertheless, I met the nice local in another course. She was my group member and we did the presentation together. We shared our opinions and cooperated cohesively. For study, I learnt how to write an essay by using Harvard referencing. In addition, I improved my time management skills to study efficiently. (271字)

(五)大三出國建議

Australia is a good place for students to study abroad. However, the living expenses are expensive especially in Sydney. The meal is no less than AU$10, approximately TWD$230. Therefore, the best way to save money is cooking by yourself. It is important to improve the cooking skill before studying abroad. As for the university, UNSW is one of the top universities for students to get best education, ranked 45th in the world according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings. However, you should be mentally prepared that there are many assignments and the marking criteria is rigorous. If you don't study hard, it is easy to fail the course. In addition, one of the difficulties for international students is language barrier. In light of this, it is vital to improve academic writing skill, which could be beneficial for you to write an essay. Moreover, you could practise your listening by listening Ted talk. It is a good method to adapt to the speed of native speaker. (165字)

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