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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B 404860701  曾靖芬   留學學校:賓州印第安那大學

(一)基本資料

Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (4字)

(二)課程學習

I have taken four courses each semester. There were two classes I would like to recommend. First, Introduction of nutrition. I have always been thinking about studying nutrition. According to the different culture, I found there was a lot of interesting research. For example, obese will be considered you are rich that you have much money to eat good foods in Asia. In the US, overweight was common in poor families. There were so many fast food store provided one dollar burgers and pizzas, it was cheap but unhealthy. I really like to discuss issues between Asia and America, some normal things will be surprised by each other. Second, Humanities Literacy. This class was fun and footloose. We learned from watching movies and discussion. The special thing was that the students of this class were all international students. We discussed the characters, personality, storylines, etc. I watched a lot of great movies in the class and made a deep research in the class. I met many friends from all over the world in this class, sharing our hometown with them. And the professor was so kind and patient to students, she helps us so much not only for assignments but also personal stuff.(203字)

(三)生活環境

IUP was quite convenient for students, you can get to places even on foot (about five minutes). There were some dinner options, bars, coffee rooms and etc. right behind the college which only takes five minutes walk called Philadelphia street. We usually had lunch or dinner on the weekend. I highly recommend the Thai restaurant, it was the best Thai food I have ever eat. Besides, you can take buses to some places, it is free for IUP students. It would stop by TJmax, Indiana Mall and Walmart that was really easy to buy groceries. As everyone knows, if you don't have a car in American, seems like you don't have feet. I think IUP could totally solve this problem, it was too convenient to get basic daily needs by bus. Also, IUP provides share cars for students which called enterprise car share. You could apply for the membership by the international license, even you are under twenty-one year old. They offer special prices for students, it was a good option for students who want to go somewhere else. We often rent a car for one day, drove to Pittsburgh have some Chinese food or visit some attractions. The weather here was cold in the winter, it would snow from December through March. If you never experience snowing, you should have a chance to stay here in the winter. You might feel very excited in the beginning but lazy after one month, it was special to get one try that we don't even snow in Taiwan. However, it was warm and comfortable in summer. Some students will lay on the grass enjoying the sunshine, some will jogging around the college, and some will walk the dog. I also love chilling outside with my friends with the nice weather.(298字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:Taiwanese Student Association

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"Ask for everything!" This is what I truly learn from this year. You don't need to shame to ask here, no one will laugh at you. I clearly remember the first week I cam here, I was so nervous about doing everything. Although it was not my first time to visit the English-speaking countries, I still need lots of courage to speak up. From the basic part- dining. America has so many dining stores that you can choose your own stuffing, I can't even name some of the foods. The most embarrassing situation was there is a line waiting behind you for order and you can't understand what the clerk was asking. I thought it was so silly but it was what everyone will meet at the beginning. It was fine and don't afraid to do it again. I agree with the saying, "practice makes perfect". After that, I search for useful sentences on the internet and practice it a lot. I know that if you don't ask for help, nobody will know what you need. It was so helpful after that! Although sometimes I still can't understand the words, just ask. Most of them were nice, they would like to help you. I believed that speaking is one of the main ways we communicate with other people, it is pretty important. Don't afraid of the wrong grammar, the final goal was to let people understand. The painful time was the first month, you will feel frustrated and powerless that you wanted to go back home. Hand in there, everything will be better! (263字)

(五)大三出國建議

IUP offered many programs for international students that were really helpful to us. First, they have "international friendship" and "conversation partner". Those two projects were the great chance for international students to directly understand American. I have joined both of them and having a great time! You should meet conversation partner more than once a week, we usually go grab some foods or go to the cinema. For the international friendship, you will be matched with the local family, they will bring you around Indiana or invite you to join some activities. I have went to my host family several times having dinner, they cook really well and have two cute son. I believed that it was the most efficient and natural way to improve your English ability, especially speaking and listening. Second, "skill zone" and "writing center" were places you could ask for academic help. The best thing was that it was free for students. They have tutors for different courses, you can also choose the particular tutors. All of them was kind and patient, don't worry about it. I have been using it a lot, it was extremely helpful! I remember that I have gone there for the assist of my presentation, I was so nervous to present in the class the next day. I'm the only international student in the class, this makes me feel so bad that day. I went to skillzone for help, they build up my mind hardly and help me so much. I did a great job on the presentation, I really appreciate!(260字)

(六)其他

I would like to recommend students who are going to study aboard should travel around the city. It was a great chance to visit places nearby you, also challenge to solve questions by yourself. As major in tourism management, it was a huge opportunity to schedule the trip and owned different problems. (52字)

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