新南向國家學生心得分享

想知道國際學生們對於在臺灣唸書有什麼想法和感受?您一定要聽聽他們的故事。

Lei Jia Yi/ Nanhua University

From : Malaysia
Major : Business Administration


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I am a Malaysian Chinese from a very loving family. I like to travel and learn different cultures. I am shy but I am curious about everything. I like to spend time with the elders so I can learn more about the society and different characters of people. My favorite pastime is reading. If I could find time just for reading, cuddled up in my favorite spot with a book, that would be the time of my life.

我是馬來西亞人,我來自一個非常有愛的家庭。 我喜歡旅行和學習不同的文化。 我非常靦腆但卻好奇心旺盛。 我喜歡和長輩相處,這樣我就可以更多地了解與認識各式各樣的人。 我喜歡閱讀, 如果我能空出時間來閱讀,我會偎在我最愛的位置看書,是我一生中最棒的時光。

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

(English)

My elder brother came to Taiwan to study before me, I found that his study life here is very exciting, and furthermore I came to Taiwan once during high school and I love the type of lifestyle, the scenery, the friendliness of Taiwanese and the most important of all is the food! I really liked the Taiwanese stinky tofu and fried chicken fillet. Also, I could travel around Taiwan if I came here to study, like during the school holidays and summer break. The biggest factor was I wanted to study abroad, and Taiwan was not only affordable, the crime rate here was also very low, my parents will be less worried about my safety during my time here.

(Chinese) 

我哥哥比我先來台灣留學,他在台灣的生活非常令人羨慕,而且我在高中時曾來過台灣,我很喜歡這裡的生活方式、風景、友善的台灣人以及美食!我真的很喜歡台灣臭豆腐和雞排。另外,如果我來這裡留學,我可以到台灣各地旅遊。另外讓我想來台灣最大的因素是我想出國留學,在台灣留學不僅價格實惠,這裡的犯罪率也很低,我的父母也比較放心。

 

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)

I am currently studying for a bachelor degree in business administration, and I am already in the final year of it. Throughout the years studying in this field, I have learned that teamwork, collaboration and communication are essential, particularly in the administration field. Numerous of works, presentation or even the undergraduate research projects comes in group, and I really enjoyed in working along with my fellow classmates, and it is really great to be able to get the different innovative ideas and thoughts of different people that comes from different country and cultures that they grew up with.

(Chinese) 

我目前正在就讀企業管理學士學位四年級。 在這一領域的多年學習中,我了解到團隊合作、協作和溝通至關重要,特別是在管理領域。許多作業、報告甚至是專題都是以幾人小組進行,我非常喜歡與同學們一起交流、工作,並且我也很慶幸能夠與來自不同國家的人討論不同創新點子和想法,也能藉此機會學習了解他們的國家和文化。

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

(English)

I had never studied in Malaysia’s university, but if compared to my high school, I would say that language is be the most different factor here. In Malaysia, most subjects would be taught in English. But I think that the teachers here are very responsible compared to ours (there are still some responsible teachers in Malaysia too!) From what I had learned from my friends back in Malaysia, they have a lot of formal presentation, which I think is a great way to train our ability to express ourselves, they have had at least ten formal presentations in four years whereas I have only had two formal presentations.

(Chinese)  

我從未在馬來西亞的大學學習,但如果與我的高中相比,我會說語言是最不同的因素。在馬來西亞,大多數科目將以英語授課。但是我認為這裡的老師比我們的老師更負責任(但馬來西亞也有一些負責任的老師!)。從我在馬來西亞的朋友得知,他們也有很多正式的報告,我認為這是培養我們表達能力的好方法,他們在四年內至少有十次正式報告,而我只有兩次正式報告。

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

(English)

I have zero problem coming here.

(Chinese)  

我目前沒有遇到任何困難。

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

(English)

I would like to stay in Taiwan to work for a few years before going back to Malaysia because I could use my multilingual ability as an advantage in job seeking and the salary here is certainly higher than Malaysia and simply because I haven’t finished exploring Taiwan. But I think that working in Taiwan wasn’t easy, the working morale and atmosphere is a huge difference comparing to Malaysia. But I take this as a chance to toughen up myself and widen my horizon as I was planning to go for a working holiday in Spain after working in Taiwan for a few years.

(Chinese)  

我想在返回馬來西亞之前先留在台灣工作幾年,因為我可以利用我的多語言能力作為求職的優勢,這裡的工資遠高於馬來西亞的工資,並且我還沒有完全旅遊探索整個台灣。但我認為在台灣工作並不容易,與馬來西亞相比,工作的氣氛有著一個巨大的差異。但是我把這個視為一個機會來強化自己,拓展視野,加強我往後計劃去西班牙工作的能力。

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

(English)

As I was already in Taiwan for four years now, I had a grasp of how Taiwan’s business management works, for instance I learned that most companies in Taiwan have their own Standard of Procedure for almost every process, whereas companies in Malaysia are unlikely to have this. As Taiwan was one of the “four little dragons” in Asia, there sure are a lot of business tactics that I could bring back to Malaysia if I were promoted to management level. Furthermore, Taiwan’s products are becoming a hit in Malaysia, maybe one day I could open a franchise in Malaysia.

(Chinese)  

由於我已經在台灣唸書了四年,我對台灣的企業管理工作方式有了大致的了解,例如我了解到台灣的大多數公司幾乎每個流程都有自己的程序標準,而馬來西亞的公司則反之。由於台灣是亞洲“四小龍”之一,這裡一定有很多商業策略可以讓我帶回馬來西亞。此外,台灣的產品正在馬來西亞成為熱門產品,也許有一天我可以在馬來西亞開設分行。

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

(English)

As coming to study in Taiwan is my own choice, I didn't want to burden my family with the huge expense, so I study hard to earn scholarship for my school tuition fees, and as for my living expense, I took on several part time jobs as tutor and “errand girl” and also summer jobs to cover them. However, it is very hard for me to handle both my studies and work. I was so stressed out I developed anxiety and depression, which made everything worse. The worst thing was I could not turn to my family for help as I was so far away from home. But I know I couldn’t let depression and anxiety get the best of me, so I powered through them. I know it seemed like it wasn’t a big deal, but for a soft person like me, I guess it was a big achievement for me.

(Chinese)  

在台灣學習是我自己的選擇,我不想給我的家庭帶來巨大的壓力與開支,所以我努力學習並獲得學校學費的獎學金,至於我的生活費用,我同時接了幾份兼職、比如家教、校內工讀生,以及在暑期工讀。但是,我無法同時兼任我的學業和工作。這讓我背負巨大的壓力而感到焦慮和抑鬱。最難過的是,因為我離家鄉很遠,所以我無法向家人尋求幫助。但是我知道我不能讓抑鬱和焦慮打敗我,所以我用盡全力克服它們。我知道這看似不是什麼大問題,但對於像我這樣柔弱的人來說,我覺得這對我來說是個大成就。

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

(English)

I strongly recommend foreign students to get along with Taiwanese students or students from other countries, instead of just making friends from your home country or just staying in dorm all day, you could do that back at home, you should not miss out this great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone! You wouldn’t need to be shy about making friends with the Taiwanese students, they are super friendly, and you could learn more about the Taiwanese culture from them! Furthermore, I suggest you to be closer to your professor, the professors here take extra care for foreign students and they are like your parents in Taiwan!

(Chinese)  

我強烈建議外籍生與台灣學生跟來自其他國家的學生相處,而不是只有在自己國家的圈子內交朋友或者整天呆在宿舍,你們應該踏出自己的舒適圈並把握這個來台灣留學的好機會。與台灣人交流時不必感到害羞,他們都非常熱情,你也可以從中了解更多關於台灣的文化。此外,我建議你與教授打好關係,這裡的教授都會特別照顧外國學生,他們就像你在台灣的父母一樣照顧你!