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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 404860081  賀敬家   留學學校:國際飯店管理學院(澳洲)-限觀光系

(一)基本資料

I studied at ICHM in Adelaide during 15.07.2017-08.12.2017 and have my industry placement at 18.12.2017-18.06.2018. ICHM is a college teaching student knowledge about hotel management. In my opinion, the most attractive part of ICHM is all the student have to do the internship at hotels for half year after one semester, it helps students learn more and have the connection with industry. The program I joined was one year study abroad program, so normally we only can take four courses. The courses I take are BBHM102 Food and Beverage Service Standards, BBHM103 Delivering Guest Services Practicum, BBHM104 Rooms Division service standards and BBHM109 Applied Business Communications. (106字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:working together at Tiros restaurant with professor

【照片說明:working together at Tiros restaurant with professor】

My favorite course is BBHM102 Food and Beverage Service Standards by Richard Hunter. This course is divided into two parts, theory and practical. In theory part, it teaches students some basic knowledge of wine, beer, bar, cheese, cutlery, and service standards to help students have better understanding of food and beverage and also useful for future. There is a cheese tasting session tasting different type of cheese from the different regions with different grapes and snacks, this is some students most interesting part of the theory. In practical part, we have the twelve hours coffee making session teaching us the differences of different coffee and how to make it. Also, we learned how to take the order, how to open and pour wine professionally, practice carrying three plates, service procedure, and some abilities we should have while serving the guests. The reason I recommend this course is that it not only has lots of practical parts for us to practice, also provide students having opportunities to work at Adelaide convention center as a banquet server for three nights. Students will be allocated to work three shifts at the convention center, our main mission is to carry the entree, main course, dessert, and drinks to the guests and remove when they are finished with our partner there. Moreover, this course combined with BBHM103 letting students work at Tiros and graduate restaurant belongs to Tafe SA. The works in Tiros and graduate restaurant are more interesting than convention center in my point view. In these two restaurants, we can choose different works to do such as head waiter, waiter, bar, and pass. Therefore, we can learn from different jobs, teamwork with our classmates and apply what we learned from theory. Also, during the practical sessions, the professor will always stay beside you teaching you how to do and help you when you need. This is the most useful and interesting course I have ever taken and these experience also helpful on the resume. (331字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:Christmas dinner holded by ICHM

【照片說明:Christmas dinner holded by ICHM】

ICHM does not has their own campus, it shares with other two schools. The campus has three buildings, including classrooms and library building, practical and office building and restaurant. Some people think it is quite small, but it provides enough resources for students and can feel closer to professors in my opinion. For accommodation, this is my favorite part while I studying at ICHM. ICHM also shares the dormitory with other two schools and managed by Tafe SA. In the dormitory, each building has one or two floors and every floor has two doors, and one door has four people living together and everyone has their single bedroom. Tafe will allocate your roommates, normally they will let you live together with the person come from the same country with you. For example, all my roommates come from Taiwan and my friends live together with Chinese and Japanese. The fees we paid for accommodation includes meals, so there is chef prepare every meal for us every day. The dorm also provides places to play basketball, table tennis, tennis court and also big enough to have a walk if we want to have some exercise. ICHM is located at suburbs of Adelaide, but it only takes around twenty minutes to the city by bus and convenient to buy anything needed, so it isn’t too inconvenient for everything. The climate in Adelaide is quite cold in winter, sometimes it is lower than 10 degree on early morning and nights, and climate is comfortable on spring. (252字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:working at Adelaide convention center

【照片說明:working at Adelaide convention center】

I met some difficulties and some culture shock at first during my first two months studying at ICHM. Many students at Taiwan won’t talk too much during the classes also will not discuss with professors. However, students from other countries will discussed and have a chat with the professor during the class and very brave to convey their thinking. Some professor also like to pick person to answer his question on the class, and I felt quite scared to answer and have a presentation in front of the class during the early semester. The way I tried to overcome is to be more confident in myself and try to talk more and more with classmates and practice as I can. All of the professors and classmates are nice and it doesn’t matter if you just give a short answer or can’t express the idea clearly, they also think you are brave and they can make you better. The second difficulty I met was I was not able to carry three plates and serve people confidently during the practical session. Plates are heavy and need to have enough strength to carry it walking around, but it is required to restaurant and convention center. I tried very hard and keep asking the professors and the classmates to teach me all the skills I found difficult, and keep practicing when I have time. Actually, I did not overcome this difficulty successfully at last, but during the process, it makes me improve the skills and be closer with the classmates. (259字)

(五)大三出國建議

First advice is to be brave enough to talk with the foreign classmates, roommates and even professor. While I was studying in ICHM, I was afraid to talk with my classmates even they are very passionate and keep thinking something to talk to me. I felt not knowing what to do and very shy to reply and show my friendliness. However, I think this is a quite essential part when people study abroad. It is a good way for us to know others countries cultures, train ourselves to speak English and get out of our comfort zone. If we just speak Mandarin and stay together the people who speak the same language, it will lose part of meaning for us to study abroad. Second is plan the leisure time well and have fun at the same time. Because we only can choose four courses each semester, so most of the day we only have classes for two to four hours a day. Therefore, there is lots of leisure time for us to plan, it is good to spend time with friends, go to gym and have some exercise, do assessment, go look around Adelaide, or have a lazy day. No matter what you choose to do on the leisure time, it is important to take balance between study and having fun. Also, I highly recommend to have a part-time job in Australia if you would like to earn some money. I had two part-time job in Adelaide and the salary was much higher than Taiwan. Last, the most important thing for me is spending time explore Adelaide and the city you go for industry placement, have some Australia food and join Australian activities as you can during the leisure time. (290字)

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