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2007.1122

Former Exchange Students to Aichi University Share Their Survival Kits in Japan

<p><font face="Arial">By Timothy Huang<br /> Campus Reporter </font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Former exchange students to Japan shared their experiences of studying abroad at the International Lounge this noon.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">While Japanese-related issues are highlighted for this week's international cultural activity, National Taiwan Normal University's (NTNU) three sister universities in Japan &ndash; the Waseda University, the Kanazawa University and the Aichi University were the focus for the discussion in the lounge.&nbsp; Junior Lin Cheng-hui (林成慧) from history department and Senior Wu Hui-hua (吳慧華) from education department also told their own stories of the one-year studying at Aichi University last year.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">More than 100 people participate in the event and crowded the lounge.&nbsp; Among their curiosity about everything in Japan, Lin and Wu said that language comprehensive ability is the winner when most Taiwanese students were asked for choosing their biggest problem.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Wu said that &quot;hai&quot; (yes) was the Japanese word she used the most when she first arrived at Aichi last year.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;When I was escorted to my dorm room, the floor manager kept telling me tips and regulations of the dorm.&nbsp; I kept on answering 'hai' but actually, I did not understand what she was trying to tell me,&quot; Wu said.&nbsp; &quot;But, I would encourage future exchanged students to ask more.&nbsp; Whenever you do not understand about certain things or words or so, just ask.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Lin, on the other hand, encouraged potential exchange students to use their time well.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;You have to establish a monthly study plan upon your own pace,&quot; Lin said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Wu and Lin both affirmed the program to exchange students with foreign academic institutes and said that they have grown a lot during the one-year program in Japan.&nbsp; In addition to the three universities, another seven Japanese universities are also NTNU's allies, of which, NTNU students would be subjects to be exchanged upon their own selections of favoritisms.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">More details regarding applications of the exchange student program with NTNU's foreign allies are available at the Office of International Affairs' (OIA) website &ndash; <a href="http://www.ntnu.edu.tw/oia/index_en.php ">www.ntnu.edu.tw/oia/index_en.php</a> .</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In the meantime, OIA Coordinator Natalie Lin (林秉儀) said that Vietnam's Hanoi University will be the highlight for the weekly international cultural activity at the same place at the same time next week, while Vietnam-related issues and experiences will be introduced and shared at the lounge.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"><br /> </font>&nbsp;</p>