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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 404810037  蔣佩庭   留學學校:拉瑞爾科技應用大學(芬蘭)

(一)基本資料

The school I exchanged for junior year was Laurea University of applied science in Finland, located in the city of Vantaa about half an hour from Helsinki. Since the Finns’ native language is not English, we are not able to take many lessons. However, the teachers are still very meticulous in arranging courses for the exchange students and also value the opinions for the exchange students. What is more special is that the teachers encourage students to travel more because they believe that experiencing culture is also a kind of learning. Therefore, when we have any travel arrangements, teachers are usually very supportive. In Taiwan, I was studying English Language and Culture, because Laurea did not have a similar department so we were assigned to the Department of Social Services. Therefore, the courses I took were slightly different. For example: Global Health, Current developments And Innovations in Social and Health Care in Finland, New Technological Solutions and Innovations for Social and Health Care...etc. Besides that, they still have some cultural courses like Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Professional Competences, Constructive communication with Multicultural Clients.(183字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:向學校介紹台灣文化及觀光

【照片說明:向學校介紹台灣文化及觀光】

My favorite lesson is Constructive communication with Multicultural Clients. From the title of this class we can probably guess that he is talking about how to interact with customers, but it is not. He is more about letting us practice distinguishing our needs and our emotions, and then establishing a good and effective communication model. I think the reason why this class is very interesting is because of the culture, Asian students are less likely to think about what they want, so the idea of trying to think about what I need is Very novel to me, I also tried to use this mode of communication in my life, and also got very good results. The teacher who taught this class was an British man. He liked to let his classmates learn in the interaction and helped us understand more through the simulation of the situation. Therefore, this class was not always taught by the teacher on stage, but the students who have the means to simulate themselves. For me, this class is different from the normal course, but a bit like workshop. If you this kind of workshop or like to read a function book to inspire a new kind of ability, I highly recommend you to take this class. The teacher is very professional in non-violent communication. He will teach students one by one and help students think. I am often surprised by his knowledge. In addition to teaching non-violent communication, he also teaches many cultural courses. This is a teacher I like very much because I interest in most of the subjects he teaches, and the way of teaching is really fascinating to me. In this class, you also have the opportunity to discuss with students from different countries. We can learn how students in different countries express themselves in different way. This is a rare opportunity because most of the people we interact in Taiwan are raise in the same language and culture. (327字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:千湖之國芬蘭

【照片說明:千湖之國芬蘭】

Finnish schools are different than the school in Taiwan. Taiwan is a campus but they are several buildings. However, they still have gyms and showers. I think the biggest difference between Taiwan and Finland is that Finland pat a lot of afford on creating the atmosphere, such as,They have spent a lot of effort in designing classrooms. Some classrooms look like bird’s nests. Some classrooms look like counseling rooms and can lie down or have a nap. Unlike Taiwan’s school classrooms that are all look the same, they are less likely to feel relaxed and easily feel boring. There are many campuses in Laurea University of Applied Sciences, and different branches focus on different professional skills. My school is in Vantaa, a 30-minute drive from Helsinki. A senior of mine told me that this campus I go in Vantaa is more like an university because the age of most of the students are similar to us. The campus is also convenient because it is located in Vantaa's relatively main area. There are large supermarkets nearby and few train stations away there is health care center. The school is close to the train station and bus terminal so the traffic is very convenient. Our school does not provide dormitories, so we are renting a dormitory with HOAS. It is a company that specializes in providing dormitories. It is recommended that students should apply for accommodation earlier because there are many students but the dormitories are limited. I live in the center of Helsinki. The rent for a month is about NT$10,000. Compare to the normal rent, the rental price of my dorm is very cheap. The heating in the dormitory is adjusted according to the weather but it is still strong. The summer time in Finland is very short, most of the time is cold, but the weather is not dry, because we are close to the sea, so sometimes the weather is wet rather than cold. Traffic in Finland is also very convenient, there is no need to buy a car, but the flight out of Finland is more expensive than the other European countries, because Finland has no Budget Airlines, so we like to go to several countries at once because it is the cheapest way. However, compared with other Nordic countries, the living expend are not that high, perhaps because Finland’s economy is not so good compare to all the Nordic Europe apart from Iceland, so the basic cost of living minus entertainment is not so high. Normally we would imagine that Westerners are very passionate but Finns are totally different. They are very shy so it takes a bit of time to be familiar with them, but our Finnish teacher said that if you become a good friend with a Fin, congratulation you have a friend for lifetime. (475字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:學校的多元文化週

【照片說明:學校的多元文化週】

Because this is the first time that I stay in a foreigner country for such a long time and do all the thing all by myself, so the first difficulty I faced probably was loneliness. My way to tackle down loneliness is to make more friends. The good thing about Laurea is that many exchange students will be placed in the same class, so it is easier to know everyone. In fact, the school’s student union has also organized a lot of activities for students to participate in, and the school has also assigned one senior to each exchange student. Therefore, if we make good use of these resources, we can gradually overcome the problem of loneliness. As regards the academic difficulties, I think “a lot of free time”is kind of difficulty to me, because we really need to know how to arrange our time well because most of us in Taiwan will be very busy because we tend to take as many courses as we can and will not have leisure time. So when I first encountered so many vacations, I was a bit panic but thanks to so many free times, I had the opportunity to travel around the Europe, and I also learned how to arrange time during the planning. , and learn the new skills to live in a different place. The teachers in the school are also very caring. They are very concerned about the exchange students' feelings, so they will help you personally in the study. If there are any questions, they are very happy to help you. They also respect the idea of exchange students, so we did not feel being ignored. (280字)

(五)大三出國建議

The students must think very carefully about the country that they want to spend a year. If there is a student who needs the credits, he or she should also think very carefully about whether the school you have chosen can offers the classes that you can take, so you can graduate on time. Before you go abroad, you must know all the relevant rules of residence permit, insurance, and bank. You can also search is there any community of Taiwan compatriots on the internet or Facebook. These can help you to get acquainted with the environment faster. It is also recommended that the students can ask their own seniors. They can provide a lot of experience either from life or to classes. During the time of going abroad, it is really important to pat the same afford on playing and studying. Don't failed because of playing, because this may affect the relationship between schools or the opportunities for the students in the future. Don't stay with people who speak Chinese all the time while studying abroad. If you can, try your best to make friends with the exchange students from different countries. This will greatly help your English. Do not be afraid to make mistakes because your native language is not English. In fact, the mother tongue of many European exchange students is not English. If you have a chance to make any presentation at school, you need to grab the chance to share Taiwan’s culture. It is also recommended that the students can prepare the good dinner with exchange students and or activities, becauseI think this is a great way to make friends. Experience as much as possible, and don't waste time on things that should not be wasted. (292字)

(六)其他

I am very happy that I chose Finland as my country to study abroad. Although compared to other Western European countries, Finland is less entertaining and the weather is not really good, but I enjoy the process of getting along with Finns. They respect us very much and they also care about our ideas. Like my teacher said, we can't reach every part in the world but you bring the world in. Within this ten months, I think I have a certain degree of growth. Regardless of the ability to handle problems or to resolve emotional pressures, I have obviously improved. The year abroad also made me cherish the time spent with my family and I also know how to express my feelings. In many things I have also experienced what is an opportunities are for those who are ready, so I have more courageous than ever to seize opportunities. (150字)

補充照片

照片說明:台灣人一起過除夕夜
【照片說明:台灣人一起過除夕夜】
照片說明:跟學校一起去露營
【照片說明:跟學校一起去露營】
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