Olga Janzen 楊晨

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PART 1:About Exchanging to Soochow University, Taiwan (English version)

Exchanging to Soochow University

Olga is an exchange student from Netherlands. She was born in Russia, grew up in Germany, while also spending a year in England learning English. While attending Hanze University of Applied Science (majoring in international business), in her third year she decided to participate in the oversea exchange program that her school provided. In the end, after weighing all of her options, Olga decided to come to Soochow University in Taiwan, citing that Soochow provided a much larger pool of courses for her to choose from. She specifically stated that because international students studying in Soochow didn’t have to follow a specific curriculum, which allowed her complete freedom in choosing her own courses to study, thus making Soochow the perfect choice for her.

Interesting Courses

Olga describes her life in Taiwan as fun yet challenging at the same time. The people here are nice and friendly, yet Olga doesn’t speak a single word of Chinese, so communication is always a problem for her. Besides that, she enjoys all of the courses the university offers, with most of her courses taught in English. In this presentation, she specifically talks about an English speaking course that was more than what she imagined. In most people’s minds, speaking classes might just be about reading sentences out loud, trying to pronounce difficult vocabulary. In contrast, the speaking class Olga attended had a more hands on approach. She had to learn how to speak to many people under several different circumstances, while trying to persuade them to believe and understand her opinion.

Special Experiences

Besides many interesting courses, Soochow also offers many afterschool activity clubs. Olga participated in the Japanese Tea Ceremony Club, which teaches students many ways of behavior during the tea ceremonies. She also joined the dance club, where the instructor didn’t speak English, yet they still managed to communicate, resulting in Olga mastering the dance moves with the help of her fellow peers.

Conclusion

In the end of her presentation, Olga talks about how living and learning in Taiwan has changes her view and perspective about life. Amidst the culture shock of not being able to understand a single word of Chinese, Olga has learned that she can still communicate and learn in this environment. Also, she recommends foreign students who have a longing to exchange to Taiwan to be brave in their surroundings, and to always remember to have fun, no matter where they are.

 

PART 2:Preparation to Apply Soochow University

Waiting to be recorded.

 

PART 3:Q & A (English version)

Q1. What is the most special thing about Soochow University for you?

Q2. What is the advantage about exchanging to Soochow University?

Q3. How did the exchange experiences in Soochow University influence you?

Q4. Whom would you recommend to exchange to Soochow University?

If you want to ask more question to Olga, please click the following survey link

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東吳大學簡介

東吳動靜●皆卓越

臺北市,臺灣政經人文薈萃之都,一甲子來的溪城風華

雙溪城中兩校區,六學院,24 學系

164 個學生社團,236 所姐妹校,15000 餘學子,逾10 萬校友

穿過百年歷史的長河

堅持站在時代尖端

以嶄新的視野邁向未來

巨量 04 (2) 06-1

東吳大學於 1900 年創立於蘇州,為中國第一所西制大學,1954 年獲教育部核准在台灣復校,是台灣第一所私立大學。百餘年來,秉持全人教育之宗旨,以卓越教學為基礎,配合特色化研究,深化品德教育,積極進行國際交流,強化職涯輔導學用接軌,創新巨量資料管理學院,傳承儒家思想並培育華語文專業人才,持續培養具備熱誠與堅毅精神之東吳人,以宏觀視野立足台灣、放眼國際。

遠見票選「企業最愛大學」拔得私校頭籌 無與倫比

東吳連續 11 年獲得教育部教學卓越計畫補助,累計金額達九億元以上,且獲選為教育部試辦認定大學校院自辦外部評鑑結果審查第一梯次辦理學校,已於 103 年通過第一階段自我評鑑機制認定審查,訂於 105 年 6 月底前向教育部提出第二階段自辦外部評鑑結果認定之申請。在校務評鑑方面,100 學年度大學校院校務評鑑五大項目全數通過,顯見教學卓越、治校績效與品質績優有目共睹。

  • 2014 年 遠見雜誌與 1111 人力銀行調查為「企業最愛綜合型私立大學之冠」
  • 2015 年 遠見雜誌調查「企業最愛研究所」榮獲私立大學第一,【商管財經】及【人文社會科學】畢業生表現,私立大學第一,全國排名第三
  • 2015 年 1111 人力銀行與時報周刊調查「企業最愛大學」,【法政學群】畢業生表現,私立大學第一,全國排名第三

顯示東吳畢業生在職場表現傑出,無論創新能力、獨立作業、團隊合作與國際視野等表現皆是企業主最愛的優秀人才,逾10萬校友服務社會,深獲各界肯定。

05-1 學術研究1 超級馬拉松-1

教育部品德教育特色學校 五育孕完人 四哩養正氣

首創全國第一德育、群育及美育中心,連續 15 年舉辦國際運動賽事「東吳 24 小時國際超級馬拉松賽」,拓展國際視野、體驗超馬堅毅精神,均顯示東吳重視五育並進的全人教育理念。以學生經驗為主體、以學生發展為目標,重視多元活動的引導,提供學生在各種校園經驗中獲得更多探索、成長之機會,進而超越自我、成就未來。鼓勵師生於生活中實踐所學,104 年度榮獲教育部友善校園績優學校,103 年度亦獲教育部評選為品德教育特色學校,成果斐然。

領先全臺 成立全國唯一 巨量資料管理學院 掌握趨勢培養新人才

在全球化時代,單一能力已不足以面對國際競爭,東吳持續開辦特色學程、華語教學中心及巨量資料分析研究中心等,並締結全球 236 所姊妹校,提供海外交流機會讓學生拓展國際視野,在 2015 年本校掌握趨勢,瞄準未來,跨學院合作,成立全國第一也是唯一的「巨量資料管理學院」,分別招收 90 位大學部學生與 20 位碩士在職專班學生,建立產學合作關係、落實學用合一、完整職場接軌的生涯發展機制,使本校發展成為巨量資訊人才的培育重鎮。

生涯職涯無縫接軌 鏈結校友發展

以「探索」、「聚焦」、「行動」、「接軌」四階段為「經」;活動規劃、方案設計為「緯」,貫穿大學四年生涯規劃,以建構學生系統化的職涯發展歷程為理念出發,依循透過測驗(CVHS、UCAN)導引其發展方向,增進東吳學子軟實力,鏈結企業、校友力量而編織就業網絡。年輕校友海外就業計畫,幫助年輕校友快速累積職場經驗,並媒合海外企業就業機會,舉辦職前培訓課程,厚植年輕校友的職場競爭力。

 

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