英院人在海外——胡洁铭

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  新一期的海外人推送又上线啦!什么?你已经看够了美国、英格兰、爱尔兰?没关系,因为本期推送的主人公去往的是苏格兰。提到苏格兰你脑海中会浮现什么画面呢?如果你所能想到的只有···

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  小编只能说···

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  不过苏格兰的正确打开方式是什么呢?想知道答案的话,就和小编一起走近今天的主人公——胡洁铭学姐,了解她眼中的苏格兰吧!

人物简介

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  胡洁铭学姐,大连外国语大学英语学院2016届毕业生,考入爱丁堡大学,学习对外英语教育专业。

  现在就让我们一起走近学姐的留学生活吧!

1.Studying abroad

  Why UK

  对于为什么选择英国这一问题,看了学姐的回答,你一定会知道为什么!

  “Originally, I want to continue my study to attain my master’s degree. The reason I chose to go to the UK is that I have been fascinated with its geography, history and culture since I learnt those knowledge in our CBI courses.”

  (什么?!原来每逢期末必刷屏的CBI课程还有这么大的作用啊,宝宝们现在有没有拿出CBI课本复习的冲动呢?)

  “To be honest, studying abroad is not easy, especially for the first several months. I have to manage everything on my own. There are also many extracurricular activities. To keep a balance between study and activities keeps me live a busy life, but I also gained a lot. Besides, professors in my university have a relatively high requirement on academic study, which requires a logical thought in thesis writing”

 

  Why Edinburgh

  As Jieming puts it, the University of Edinburgh enjoys a pretty long history. From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583. For Jieming, a university with such a long history is full of stories, which intrigues her to explore.

  拥有上百年历史的爱丁堡大学是多为英国皇室成员、国家领导人、乃至诺贝尔奖得主的毕业院校,这样一个充满传奇色彩的大学,怎能不令人心驰神往呢?

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  How to Make Decisions?

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  相信有考研或出国计划的宝宝们在面临院校和专业选择时,都会十分纠结痛苦不已,那就让我们一起来看看洁铭学姐是如何做出选择的吧!

  “I did a lot of research by myself. For instance, I referred to the internet to find out relevant comments. I also contact several intermediary agencies to acquire more information. As for majors, we need to find out where our interests lie, after all study for master’s degree is a stage to explore new findings. It will be dull to learn something that we are not interested in. In my university, there are many students whose original professional background is irrelevant to their current major. They changed their major based on their interests.”

  怎么样?宝宝们有没有受到启发呢?

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  看到这大家一定都迫切地想知道外国大学是怎样授课的吧?别急,小编这就告诉你!

Courses

  In the University of Edinburgh, there are two different types of class——lecture and workshop. Lectures are like big class in Chinese universities. Students gather in a large classroom to have class. After lecture, professor will assign reading tasks as a complementary material. Workshops provide opportunities for students to discuss materials concerning the content of the lecture.

As for Jieming, her favorite course is “Language and Learner” which focuses on some theories of Second Language Acquisition. It also includes many other subjects like Education, Linguistics and Psychology, which is also interesting.

  相信大家除了关心国外的学习生活,也一定很关心娱乐活动吧!那就让我们一起来看看学姐最喜欢的娱乐活动吧!

2. Recreation

Extracurricular Activity

  “Shortly after my arrival, I participated in the Ceilidh dance(凯利舞), a kind of Scottish dance. We gathered together to dance, which was of great fun. At the end of the dance, a native told us about the local traditions and customs. We also got on the stage to play bagpipe(苏格兰风笛), which is of great local peculiarity.

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  “The New Year Celebration in Edinburgh is spectacular. Also, the pub culture is prevalent in Edinburgh, so on that day people flock to streets to party. I was excited because I had an extra 8-hour in 2016 due to the jet lag.

3. Campus

  那么学姐的校园生活又是怎样的呢?我们一起来看看学姐是怎么回答的吧!

  Different from the universities in China, the University of Edinburgh does not have a real campus. The teaching buildings are located in a specific area which is entirely open to the public. There is no fence to enclose the university.

  没有围墙的大学是不是让大家很是向往呢?然而,在爱大,洁铭学姐最喜欢的可不是这一点哦!

Favorite Spot

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My favorite spot is the lawn in front of the library. It is called the Meadows which cover a great amount of land. When spring arrives, with the decoration of cherry blossom, it becomes even more attractive. In sunny days, students will sit on the lawn to enjoy the sunshine or have barbecue party. ” 

Socializing

  我们都知道留学生所面临的诸多问题之一便是“是该和中国留学生多相处呢,还是和外国人多相处呢?”针对这一问题,洁铭学姐给出了这样的答案:

  “Personally, It’s better to step out of the zone of Chinese students to interact with people from different countries, for the circle of Chinese students is rather limited. It’s also important to get to know different cultures and living habits by communicating with foreigners. The interlocutors don’t have to be native people. We can also communicate with people from other countries. ”

  在学姐眼中,苏格兰的风土人情又是怎样的呢?

4. City, People and Culture

City

  Edinburgh enjoys a long history and is of great vigor. With the arrival of spring, more activities are held, especially in August when the Edinburgh International Festival takes place and art ensembles from all over the world give performance there.

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  In summer, the daytime is quite long and the sky might still be bright even at midnight. That’s why people like to take a walk. There is a street called “royal mile” on which many artists give their performance.

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  Edinburgh is quite lively in summer and even the queen comes to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh to avoid the heat in summer. Royal Mile connects the palace with castle, which enables people to communicate with the history at any time.

  原来爱丁堡是这样一个活力四射的地方,什么样,大家是不是和小编一样,也想亲眼去看一看呢?

People

  Just like the city, people in Edinburgh are quite passionate. They are not that reserved as we think.

Culture

  出国学习无疑是极好的一段经历,但在这期间有很多困难也是难以避免的,其中最令人难以克服的便是文化冲击,那么学姐又是怎么应对的呢?

  “I did pay special attention to culture shock. When I first arrived, I was excited about the new environment and not afraid to communicate with local people. Two months later, however, I found myself reluctant to talk to others, feeling that my Chinese way of thinking is at odds with western way. Gradually, however, I forced myself to interact with others and everything got better. More or less, there is always a process before we fully overcome culture shock.”

  看到这里,曾因担心文化冲击而对留学望而却步的同学们是不是有了信心呢?不经意间,本期推送又接近尾声了,在结束之前,让我们来看看学姐写给怀有留学梦的宝宝们的寄语吧!

  “Don’t worry too much. Organize your time wisely, try to experience local life and don’t be too occupied with your study. Going abroad is a special experience and it might be your only chance, so don’t confine yourself in your dorm or the library. Maybe that will make you busy all the time, but you will have unexpected experience. However, study is still important.”

  怎么样?本期推送会不会让你对留学产生了新的想法呢?亦或是觉得有些意犹未尽?没关系,接下来小编就为大家奉上学姐用镜头记录下的、 美丽的苏格兰风光,为本期推送画上圆满的句号。

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