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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 404860198  陳孝任   留學學校:布蘭登大學(加拿大)

(一)基本資料

I choose Brandon University as my favorite one among all of the schools to spend my junior time. Brandon University is located in the city of Brandon, Manitoba and its school of music are rated one of the best in Canada. It starts from September,2017 and ends in April,2018. I have taken EAP(English Academic Purposes) and a few regular courses such like Psychology, Business Communication and Web Technology. (69字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:no one wasting time to study in class

【照片說明:no one wasting time to study in class】

My favorite course in Brandon University is Psychology. Actually, it’s hard to choose among all of them but it comes out the chosen one. Why? It’s because that course makes me know knowledges about people, organs and body system. It makes me realize how body works and can recognize some proper nouns in psychology. Now I can even know why people are crying or how to have a good sleep. It’s all the process in the body. These knowledges make me interested in class. Instead, it’s not the way I like either the professor lecturing or instruction plans. The way Dr. Ross teaching is just keep talking. A friend of mine has told me that all he likes to do in her class is sleeping. And the plan for points is all tests and exams, barely no other opportunities for bonus and the exams including midterm and final were pretty hard! So, the only thing I can do is studying. But on the other hand, all I have to worry about are nothing but exams. That means I‘m not going to do those loose ends, like plenty of papers, speeches and essay. However, do not underestimate the psychology of English version. Sometimes something you don’t even know what it is in Chinese appears in English, you really have to spend days and nights to figure out. These concepts, words and theory take lots of time to remember. To pass psychology, you better have a good memory and the habit of studying. The time slot of psychology was in 10:40 to 11:30 and not awkward. I could enjoy my lunch right after the class. That’s a wonderful thing for me. If anyone would like to try, or you love the study about people or even you are really good at testing, Psychology must be the first choice. (311字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:snowing campus

【照片說明:snowing campus】

We all know Canada is one of the coldest countries in the world. And since Brandon is located in Canada and I have never been in this cold place for this long, the weather would be the first thing that I need to adjust. As the matter of fact, it was my first time watching snowfalls from the sky with my own eyes. It was fascinating but after few weeks people got tired of it easily. It was really cold that it still dropped below zero in the early April. But in summer, it gets quite warm and comfortable. These two semesters I lived in McMaster Hall which only has to share the bathroom with a roommate. The residence is not too bad but cooking is prohibited. The residence comes with the meal plan. So, if you live on campus you will spend most of your dining time at Harvest Hall (cafeteria in school). There are no many stores and restaurants like the big city in Brandon, but it is still a habitable place. There is a gym called heath living center in the campus, students could spend time there. We can get in by swiping the student ID card that the tuition covers the fee. We can also use the student ID card to take the bus through this little city with no extra fee. (226字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:NBA with poutine

【照片說明:NBA with poutine】

The first thing that I could not adjust instantly since I got there is the weather. I have never been in the place that cold for that long. Even I stayed there for eight months I still think it is too cold for me but in summer is pretty cozy though. It is not humid like Taiwan or it would be the way colder in winter. The second thing would be the food. Since I need to spend all the money on my student card which comes in the meal plan that I spend most of my dining time in the cafeteria. Burgers, fries, hoagies, fried chicken and stir-fry food are all of the categories there. Most of the time you can only consume a few vegetables like lettuce and tomatoes and it is not enough for our health. But I found a pretty good Asian restaurant that I could order from it for alternative meals. In the beginning, I was afraid that I might have very few options for food due to my allergy to gluten. But it got many gluten-friendly restaurants that I could not find any in Taiwan although this is the wheat city. As in other aspects of my daily life here, I do not really find any of the obstacles. But it is a pity that I did not get many foreign friends that because of my introverted mind in the deep. I did learn how to survive in this cold and boring place though haha :) (251字)

(五)大三出國建議

Brandon University is a pretty good choice for junior abroad program I think. First of all, the tuition is really not expensive at all. And residence on campus is not bad if you choose to live in McMaster Hall like I was. But if you want to cook by yourself, there is only a kitchen in the basement of the Flora hall which is girls’ dorm. Or else you need to rent a house outside the campus. I can recommend you some restaurants: Ken’s, double happiness, Qdoba, Sabor Latino and A&W are the places that I often went. There is only a tea shop called Neo Tea, if you can not live without bubbles like me you can go there in your leisure time. It is just near the Real Canadian store. As in academic term, I think you need to study harder than usual. The minimum courses selection is 3 which is 9 credits and you can choose up to 15 credits if you think you can hold it. But I would say 3 or 4 courses are enough for a semester to pass all of them. The total course hour is 39, which is shorter than other schools; however, the courses seem heavier and harder to pass with more homework and quiz. From my experiences, all course that I have taken are in the different type of scoring. One is the accumulation of my tests and exams score; other is with multiple that includes a speech, debate, research essay and other homework; and the other is with the sharing circle which is sharing comments of readings weekly, a big proportion of research essay, presentation, and two examinations. For me, they all kept me pretty busy. But I think you can learn more and you should take all the responsibility for your own academic performances. (302字)

(六)其他

I also went to several cities in Canada and in the states.(12字)

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照片說明:Rocky mountain in Canada
【照片說明:Rocky mountain in Canada】
照片說明:Night view at Kerry park, Seattle
【照片說明:Night view at Kerry park, Seattle】
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