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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 404861006  姜碧琪   留學學校:紐約州立大學科特蘭分校

(一)基本資料

State University of New York in Cortland (SUNY Cortland); Cortland city, NY State; Major: Recreation, Play and Leisure Studies(19字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:Leadership class.

【照片說明:Leadership class.】

One of my professor is called Ester, I love her way of teaching and her personality. It was full of pleasant just talking to her, having a discussion with her. She was full of passion at teaching and always well prepared with all her classes. She likes to communicate with her students in classes, she encourages her students to talk in classes, share opinions and respect each other’s opinions. She is good at keeping students interested in classes and pay attentions. I took two of her classes, one each semester; the class I love the most is leadership class. She made us read a book, a book of her life that she thinks it helps her a lot which is now the book of my life. She gave us quizzes about the book which is not difficult at all and we can share our opinions on the paper. It was kind of challenging for me as I just arrived in US, just started to study in US, improvisation was hard in lack of vocabularies. She let us demonstrate all the strategies with each other through theme experiments in class that we would be able to have clear idea of what it is. She also shares stories of herself or other people’s experiment in classes which is great as those stories were close to our daily life. Stories and videos made this course even more interesting. Also leadership class was cooperated with another class called programming. We had after school program that we would be able to actually use all the strategies we learned in class on children. Another class was Special Event Planning, in this class was kind of using both knowledge we learned from Leadership class and Programming class. We really hold an event for whole department through this course which I think is great.(308字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:Campus covered by snow

【照片說明:Campus covered by snow】

SUNY Cortland is not a big school compare to other colleges. I lived in west campus circle apartment. We had our own room but sharing kitchen, bathroom and living room with three other roommates. Sharing cloth washer and drier with three other dorms. It is one of the school dormitories but off campus. There's buses that goes around whole campus everyday but still kind of inconvenient, this dorm might be more suitable for students with cars. However, it is a lot more expensive to live on campus and you are forced to buy meal plan if you live on campus. There was restaurants and famous chain markets in walking distance from west campus, maximum 15minutes walk. It is really convenient if you would like to cook meals yourself and try to save some money. The weather here is extremely cold compare to Taiwan. Snow season started and ended late this year around November till April. The coldest day, we had -40 Celsius during winter break. The weather was really dry over here and we spent a lot of time in doors with heater on so lotions are really important. We have 2 school all-you-can-eat cafeterias and 4 coffee shops that also sells food so eating is not a big problem on campus. There is going to be even more choices on 2018 fall, more stores will be open which I’m really jealous of. Also in walking distance from the highest bus stop, within 10minutes walking will arrived at Cortland downtown. There will be restaurants, coffee shops, barber’s shops etc…. It would be the busiest road in Cortland. (266字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:The very first meal I cooked in US.

【照片說明:The very first meal I cooked in US.】

First of all, I didn’t meet much difficulties in my classes. Only when professors spoke too fast that my hand writing couldn’t kept up. But, my classmates were such sweethearts willing to share their notes with me. There were some frustrating moments, classes here were not easier than classes in Taiwan; might be even more stressful than in Taiwan. I understand why students here hold parties every weekend. Professors here are very kind and friendly, highly willing to provide assistances to international students with academic questions. So, don't be afraid talking to professors. Second, food in school is really boring with lack of changings. Even though it changes its menu every week it’s still using same dishes, I gradually got tired with food here. Therefore, I sometimes cook my own food in order to make some differences from school food. I also cooked some Taiwanese food that I can share with my American friends and also my homesicknesses. My cooking skills really approved a lot in this year. Third, passing roads in cities of US is the scariest thing on Earth. As passer-by, we have more authority passing roads that drivers will have to let you pass but they will also scare you to death. Everyone drives fast here and they love emergency breaking, so you will feel like they are driving fast toward you and might hit you. At last, I traveled alone multiple times which was really scary during my first trip. I felt insecure and awkward with eating alone, walking alone, shopping alone and no one to talk to. After few days of traveling alone, I started to enjoy this feeling of being free and independent. I tried to only think of the bright side during my trip. It was really useful and enhanced my confidence. (302字)

(五)大三出國建議

First of all, try not to bring too many things with you to US. You will buy a lot of new things here that you will be struggling to stuff them into your luggages at the end of year. You don't really need to worry too much as we had a lot of things left for you. Also, school provides shopping buses to markets so it's easy to buy some groceries. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, we are here to help. Cortland's international office and students from international awareness club will also provide assistance to you. There will be many accesses to academic help in Cortland which will be introduced during orientation. Cortland doesn't have much Mandarin speaking students which is an advantage for you to learn English and deeply explore the culture. With international office and international awareness club, you will also be able to meet other cultures such as, Indian, Turkish, German…….etc. Cortland is a perfect place to try new things and there will be a large number of activities hold by many different kinds of organizations or clubs for you to experience. Please don't forget to join them as I'm already regretting for not joining as many as I could. Even though you might feel really safe here, don't forget to protect yourself and your property. As you left something behind, there's high percentage of not coming back. Enjoy your life here, it will be worth it and most importantly have fun.(250字)

(六)其他

1. Snow tubing 2. Snowboarding class 3. Archery class 4. Enhance my driving skills(10字)

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照片說明:Snow tubing
【照片說明:Snow tubing】
照片說明:Snowboarding class
【照片說明:Snowboarding class】
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