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Alice Kristina周欣穎/ National Taichung University of Education

From : Indonesia
Major : International Business

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Hello, my name is Alice Kristina and usually, they called me Alice. I was born on 23 May 1998 in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have 2 beautiful parents and 1 older brother. I’m currently staying and pursuing my education in Taichung, and this is my 3rd year. Hopefully, I can graduate next year and receiving my bachelor degree. My hobby is dancing. I love artsy and unique things. My favorite color is blushed pink. Currently, I can speak 3 languages (Indonesian, English, and Mandarin).

Halo nama saya Alice Kristina, biasa dipanggil Alice. Saya lahir di Jakarta pada tanggal 23 Mei 1998. Saya mempunyai orangtua dan 1 kakak laki-laki yang sangat saya sayangi. Saat ini saya sedang menjalankan studi saya di National Taichung University of Education di kota Taichung, Taiwan. Saya telah memasuki tahun ketiga saya berada di Taiwan dan berharap tahun depan saya bisa lulus dengan lancar dari University ini. Hobi saya adalah menari. Saya suka hal-hal artistic dan unik. Warna kesukaan saya adalah pink. Sampai saat ini, saya bisa menguasai 3 bahasa yaitu Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Inggris, dan Bahasa Mandarin.

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

(English)

I decided to pursuing my education in Taiwan because I want to study Chinese language. My parents also really encourage me to study in Taiwan. Since I was a little, I only speak in Indonesian language. The more I grow up the more I realize that language is really important. So, personally I thing that gaining my skill in language will be a big plus when it comes to work life. I also find that the way Taiwanese speaks is really elegant and well said, and that is why I decided to go to Taiwan.

(Indonesian) 

Saya memutuskan untuk menjalankan studi saya di Taiwan karena saya ingin belajar Bahasa Mandarin. Orangtua saya juga men-support saya untuk belajar di Taiwan. Sejak kecil, saya hanya tau Bahasa Indonesia saja dan sedikit Bahasa Inggris karena sering menonton film-film barat. Semakin saya dewasa, saya menyadari bahwa Bahasa itu sangat penting. Jadi saya pribadi ingin mengembangkan wawasan saya dalam bidang Bahasa. Dapat menguasai banyak Bahasa juga dapat menjadi nilai tambah dalam dunia kerja. Saya juga menganggap bahwa cara berbicara Bahasa mandarin di Taiwan sangatlah elegant, karena itu saya memutuskan untuk melanjutkan studi di Taiwan.

 

2.  Briefly tell us about the program you are studying. What subjects are you studying? What have you enjoyed the most in your studies?
(English)

am studying in the International Business Department at National Taichung University of Education, and I’m currently in my third year. What I liked about this major is I realize that I can be anything in terms of economic and business area. This major is really flexible compared to other major (for example: if you like finance you can pick finance, if you like marketing then you can pick marketing, if you like management than you can pick management). Basically, you get everything you want in just one department.

(Indonesian) 

Saya mengambil jurusan International Business. Saat ini saya memasuki tahun ke-3. Yang saya sukai dari jurusan ini adalah jurusan ini sangat fleksible dalam bidang pekerjaan.

3. How does studying in Taiwan compare with studying in your home country (e.g., teaching quality, environment, school equipment, facilities, etc.)?

(English)

don’t know what Universities in Indonesia’s teaching quality looks like because I never been studying at those campuses. But from what I can see, Taiwan’s campuses are much bigger in comparison with Indonesian campuses and usually always comes with swimming pool. To me, Taiwan’s teaching method is a little bit weird, since that they have a sports and arts class to be the must pick classes (必修), which sometimes I find that it’s quite different from my department. School equipment’s wise, I would say that both Indonesia and Taiwan already have a good equipment.

(Indonesian)  

Saya kurang pasti dengan kualitas universitas di Indonesia berhubung saya belum pernah kuliah disana, tetapi dari yang saya ketahui dan lihat, kampus di Taiwan relative lebih besar daripada di Indonesia dan biasanya kampus di Taiwan selalu mempunyai tempat Gym dan Kolam berenang serta stadium untuk kegiatan-kegiatan olahraga. Menurut saya, system studi di Taiwan sedikit lebih berbeda karena mereka menjadikan pelajaran seni dan olahraga menjadi kelas wajib yang harus di pilih. Tetapi, menurut saya universitas Indonesia dan Taiwan tidak jauh berbeda.

4.  What has been the greatest challenge you faced in applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome this challenge?

(English)

I didn’t have any struggle in terms of applying to study in Taiwan, but the question was “what is my biggest struggle in Taiwan”, it’s definitely the language issue! It has been my greatest challenge since I first came to Taiwan until now, because since I was a little kid until the end of my high school, I never speaks Chinese. Before I came to Taiwan, I didn’t know that Chinese is that difficult, I thought that I could just speak with English, but the problem is that Taiwanese didn’t really understand English, not even a daily conversation, and it frustrate me a lot. Every day I struggle with language issue, until I kind of understand Chinese by my own. I already stayed in Taiwan for 2.5 years, so now I think that my language is already improved a lot.

(Indonesian)  

Saya tidak mempunyai masalah dalam hal apply study ke Taiwan. Tetapi hal terbesar yang menjadi tantangan saya tentu saja adalah Bahasa. Sampai sekarang, Bahasa juga masih menjadi tantangan terbesar saya karena membutuhkan waktu bertahun-tahun untuk bisa berbicara dengan fasih. Dari kecil sampai memasuki universitas, saya tidak pernah berkomunikasi menggunakan Bahasa Mandarin. Tetapi, sebelum datang ke Taiwan, saya tidak pernah menyangka bahwa Bahasa mandarin akan sesusah itu. Setiap hari saya sangat takut untuk berkomunikasi dengan orang lain. Saya sudah berada di Taiwan selama hamper 3 tahun, jadi sekarang saya sudah terbiasa untuk berkomunikasi dengan orang lain.

5.  What do you plan to do after you have finish your studies in Taiwan? Would you like to stay in Taiwan?  Why? 

(English)

My plan is to open my very first bakery shop in Indonesia. But before I jump start my business, I would like to study in D-3 bakery major at Ming Quan University (Taipei) for 2 years. After finishing my education in Taiwan, I definitely wouldn’t stay here because I missed my hometown so much, and nothing makes me happy and feels like home besides living in my hometown.

(Indonesian)  

Plan saya setelah menyelesaikan studi di Taiwan adalah untuk melanjutkan studi di bidang bakery. Saya akan masuk D-3 jurusan bakery di Universitas Mingchuan, Taipei. Lalu setelah saya lulus, saya akan pulang ke Indonesia dan membuka took bakery saya sendiri.

6.  How do you think studying in Taiwan can benefit you in your future career?

(English)

Studying benefiting my future career because we have a different culture, and that is really interesting to me. A lot of product and culinary are not the same each and another, and maybe I could make it as an inspiration to my future business and career wise. Mentally, living in Taiwan by my own without my family and friends already helped me to grow and became a better person, to be more independent than ever, and to learn and explore new things every day. To me, that experience is really what brings me to another level in my live.

(Indonesian)  

Studi di Taiwan membawa banyak manfaat karena kita mempunyai budaya yang berbeda, dan itu sangat menarik untuk saya. Banyak product dan makanan yang unik dan berbeda. Secara mental, tinggal di Taiwan membuat saya jauh lebih mandiri dan bertumbuh menjadi pribadi yang lebih baik, juga saya punya sangat banyak pengalaman yang tidak dapat saya raih di Indonesia.

7.  What do you see as your key achievements during your studies in Taiwan?

(English)

Upgrading myself into a better person, more independent, more tough, more self-control, wiser, all of these key points of self-improvement are the kind of achievement that I got during my studies in Taiwan. Another important achievement is that I could meet so many amazing persons from different country with different culture and different thought. Finally, can speak in Chinese is the best achievement in my entire life.

(Indonesian)  

Bertumbuh menjadi orang yang lebih baik, lebih mandiri, lebih tegar dalam menghadapi masalah-masalah. Semua poin-poin ini adalah hal-hal yang saya alami selama studi di Taiwan. Juga, saya tentu mendapat ilmu Bahasa mandarin yang dimana sebelumnya adalah masalah terbesar saya.

8. What advice do you have for other foreign students who may want to come to Taiwan to study?

(English)

My advice to all friends who want to come and study in Taiwan is that be humble, be open minded, not everything goes well, but you will get through it eventually. Do not quit, and always find a way to make yourself happy.

Also, understand a little bit of Chinese before you came to Taiwan is never a bad idea.

(Indonesian)  

Saran saya untuk teman-teman yang ingin datang ke Taiwan untuk melanjutkan studinya adalah untuk tetap tegar, open minded, dan jangan berhenti walaupun banyak rintangan yang akan kita lalui. Selalu mencari cara untuk selalu berbahagia.

 


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