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NSLI-Y Week 3

posted 23 Sep 2014, 01:53 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Sep 2014, 01:56 ]
[2014.09.23 NSLI-Y news update By Jenny & Yen] 
    美國學生來到高雄將近一個月囉!學生們都覺得時間飛逝!
    除了開始華語中心的華語課,學生們也開始了大學部的課程。上課之外的時間,學生們也有固定的開會、 文化體驗以及志工服務活動。這一兩周除了造訪慈濟靜思堂的資源回收站之外,還前往澄清湖棒球場體驗台灣棒球文化,雖然天空不作美,球賽開始前取消了,學生們還是把握機會參觀了球場,有機會一定要來感受一下高雄球迷的熱情。
    雖然兩次的小旅行都受到天氣的影響而無法盡興,但這些學生們依然熱情滿滿。言談間時常表達對於高雄的喜愛,以及對於接待家庭的感謝。相信透過與接待家庭以及文藻學生的相處,加上對於華語文學習的認真,學生們在台灣的這一年一定非常充實!
  

The NSLIY 6 students have already been in Taiwan for more than three weeks, and things are in full swing!  In addition to choosing and starting their Wenzao classes, our ten students have also been busy with a monthly meeting, volunteering at the Tzu Chi Recycling Center, and a baseball game.

The students had their first monthly meeting with their Resident Director and Program Coordinator on Friday, September 19th.  

After the meeting, the students traveled by bus to the Tzu Chi Recycling Center to do some community service.  There, a Tzu Chi volunteer showed the students how to sort different plastic bags and remove any labels and adhesives; these plastic bags would be made into blankets.  The students worked hard and even had spirited and friendly debates on various controversial issues such as climate change and overpopulation.  Our students certainly are curious and passionate, which makes them excellent NSLIY students and future global citizens!  

After a day of hard work, the students were ready for some fun.  On Saturday, September 20th, they went to Chengqing Lake Baseball Stadium for the Kaohsiung Rhinos vs. New Taipei Brother Elephants game.  Although most of the students knew very little about baseball, they were excited to get a taste of Taiwan’s sports culture.  Unfortunately, due to the impending typhoon, the game was canceled!  The students, however, still got a tour of the stadium and were able to look out onto the field from their VIP seats.  Not even the rainy and windy weather could dampen the students’ enthusiasm and overall great experience.

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