Non-suspension of classes | Learning experience from four excellent students

发稿时间:2020-03-07浏览次数:60

    

    知识不分国界,来自世界各地的同学们为了同一个梦想来到东南大学。身处异国他乡,如何更好地适应新的环境?如何面对文化差异带来的冲击?如何在学业上有所成就?让我们来听听这四位同学的经验吧。

Knowledge knows no boundaries, and students from all over the world come to Southeast University for the same dream. How to better adapt to the new environment when you are in a foreign country? How to deal with the impact of cultural differences? How to achieve academic success? Let’s take a look at the experience of these four students.

1.LIANG TONG TIE (池亮桐) Malaysia

医学院2018级中文授课本科生。成绩均分在83分,单科最高成绩达99分。

2018 undergraduate in School of Medicine, taught in Chinese. The average score is 83, the highest score in a single subject is 99.

        

        当初选择来到中国留学除了想要追求更好的教育条件,学习新知识之外,我也想开阔自己的眼界,学习与中国有关的文化知识。因此,我对我的留学生活是充满期待的。刚开始时会觉得融入不了新的集体,但是当我踏出第一步,主动和同学们说话,我们与中国同学们之间的隔阂就会消失。在街道上时可以对着迎面而来的路人微笑,表示善意。心态调正了,自然就能融入这里的环境了。

In addition to pursuing better education conditions and learning new knowledge when I chose to study in China, I also wanted to broaden my horizons and learn about cultural knowledge about China. So I expected to study abroad a lot. At first, I felt that I could not integrate into the new collective, but when I took the first step and took the initiative to talk to my classmates, the gap between me and Chinese classmates would disappear. When you are on the street, you can smile at the oncoming passers-by, showing kindness to them. With a correct mentality, you will naturally fit into the environment here.

    用非母语学习,我相信这是几乎所有留学生在学习过程中面对的最大的挑战吧。语言是一个有趣的东西,你越是使用它,你就会越上手。所以我们不妨在生活中多和中国同学们对话或在网上多看些相关的教学视频来提升自己的汉语程度。

Learning in a non-native language, I believe this is the biggest challenge that almost all international students face in the learning process. Language is an interesting thing, the more you use it, the more you will get used to it. We can talk with Chinese classmates in life or watch more related online teaching videos to improve our Chinese language level.

    当然我们留学生因为本身就会和中国同学们在学习程度上有一定的差距,所以自然而然就必须付出的更多时间精力才能跟上老师和同学们的进度。以我为例,我一般的学习模式是:课前预习,课上划重点,课后做练习题,反复的复习已学过的知识点。学校会定期举办一些高数,C语言,大学物理等的教学讲座或开一些答疑室,机会难得,留学生们都可以主动去参加。

Of course, we have a certain gap in learning level with Chinese students, so naturally we must pay more time and energy to keep up with the progress of teachers and students. Taking me as an example, my general learning mode is: preview before class, highlight key points during class, do exercises after the class, and review the knowledge points that have been learned. The school will regularly hold some lectures or give some Q & A on advanced mathematics, C language, college physics, etc. It is a rare opportunity for international students to participate.

    我还会在课后到中国大学MOOC看看其他教学视频或到百度文库搜一些题库来复习,这已成为我日常有效的一个学习模式了。这也是我来到中国后学到的一个功课那就是好好利用网络资源。课余时间我会和我的中国同学们一起参加学校文体活动,也会与其他留学生们一起聊天,分享彼此的生活等。

I will also go to MOOC after class to see other instructional videos or search some question banks in Baidu Wenku to review. This has become a daily effective learning mode to me. This is also a lesson I learned after I came to China, which is to make good use of network resources. In my spare time, I usually participate in school activities with my Chinese classmates. I also chat with other international students and share each other's life.

    现在受到新冠病毒的影响,我们只能在云端与老师同学们见面。虽然身为医学院一份子的我还没办法付出多大的贡献,唯一能做的就是听从学校的安排和指示。

Now due to the epidemic, we can only meet with teachers and classmates online. Although I, as a member of the medical school, can't make much contribution, the only thing I can do is obey the school's arrangements and instructions.

    我相信以中国先进的医疗技术必能度过这次的难关。期待回到东大上课的那一天。中国加油!

I believe that China's advanced medical technology will definitely survive this difficult time. And I am looking forward to the day when we return to school. Stay strong, China!

2、TAKYI-ANNAN, GEORGINA ESI   (凯伊)Ghana

建筑学院2017级硕士研究生,成绩均分在81分。

2019年获得德国联邦教育与研究部颁发的”绿色精英奖”。

2017 graduate student in School of Architecture, score averaged at 81. 

Awarded ”Green Talent Award“from the German Federal Ministry of Education in 2019.

         

In my first year of being in china , I studied Chinese language and I must say that my basic knowledge of the Chinese language and a constant communication with Chinese course-mates and Chinese friends I randomly meet at events have played a significant role in helping me to adapt to life china and to deal with the cultural differences .

I believe southeast University which is a home for many international students provides a perfect platform for us to study in order to reach our full capacity . In addition, I believe that hardwork , commitment and perseverance are requisite skills needed to be able to excel in our academic pursuit here in China. Also , adherence to the direction and guidance of my professor Zhang Meiying in my research work has enabled be to come this far .  

3. IQBAL, SAMI(科博)Pakistani

电子科学与工程学院2017级博士研究生,研究方向为光伏用可再生能源材料。

国际交流部(ICD)成员

东南大学英语助教

参加两次国际科学会议并发言

以第一作者和共同作者身份发表超过10篇SCI和EI论文

参加三次龙舟比赛并获得三次亚军

抗疫期间,作为志愿者帮助在校国际学生

2017 PhD student in School of Electronic Science & Engineering, majoring in renewable energy materials for photovoltaics

Member of “International Communication Department” ICD

Teaching Assistant (TA) for one year to teach English (written & spoken) to master student at SEU.

Attend 2 international scientific conference as presenter

Publish more than 10 (SCI and EI) research and review articles both 1st author and as co-author. Found the Southeast University Research Forum (SURF) 

Take part 3 times in dragon boat festival and wins medals all 3 times as runner up team.

Volunteer to help the school in taking care of the foreign students living on campus at dormitory during the COVD-19 epidemic.

     

I came to china in September 2015 as Master student in Southeast University. It was an amazing experience to study my postgraduate at such a prestigious institute where is not only learn but I also have a chance to explore and learn about other countries culture, languages and customs. Which make me more a versatile kind of person. I have learned how to accept and adjust myself with other people coming from different parts of the world while adopting to their culture and customs.

The culture and customs I experience here in Nanjing and Jiangsu is extra ordinary the people are very friendly and welcoming. I am living and studying in Nanjing since September 2015 and the feeling is still as excited and energetic as it was on my arrival to Nanjing in 2015.My working experience as a researcher at Southeast University is very great and I learn a lot with my colleagues not just the scientific research but my group mates and colleagues help in practicing my Chinese language and also, they teach me and let me experience the Chinese culture.

Besides educational activities I personally love to take part in extra curricular activities such as volunteering, sports, social and other recreational activities.

Since I came to China, I love travelling mostly to country side place. I love how people and governments preserve the nature and its beauty in the country side. Well maybe I grown up in country side playing in my family farms and walking with my grandfather in our farms. Checking the crops and ripe fruits in our farms.Secondly, I love the Chinese food specifically the Hotpot, Egg noodles, Beef noodles, Fish, Fish dumpling, Xinjiang BBQ, Green tea. While traveling in to china’s country side the nature and green scenic spots always indulge me in their beauty and since then I have improved my photography skills. 

At this special time, I spend my time mostly in finishing my pending tasks such as writing about my most recent research experiments and it was amazing, I finish my new research article from scratch to complete article in just 30 days (Feb 01 to March 02). Even I haven’t been so efficient in normal days. This is how I learn the art of how to direct the negative energy (thoughts) into a specific useful direction and make it bring positive and useful outcomes.

When I feel tired and bored sometimes of writing my research article, thesis and social media. I try to find some entertainment and the first choice I have is movies, in the last month I have watched all of the movies that were on my top list. It gives me time to relax my mind and divert my thoughts and worries into a fun and whole new world of entertainment. I will share a list of some if you are interested in checking your perception and sharpen your critical thinking.

Well, to be honest, I have improve my cooking skills to next level because sometimes when I can sleep I like to try something new to eat and spend my time in kitchen to cook something special which we always refer to as “Midnight Snack” it gives me pleasure and its fun trying to cook something new these days due to limited supplies I try my best to come up with an idea to cook some new Chinese dish or some of my mom recipe, I remember from childhood. I feel very happy to share it with my friends on WeChat and Facebook.

Every one of us misses our school, our working office and our smelly laboratories where we perform our research experiments. I am waiting impatiently to go to my laboratory and study office to perform my pending experiments. To have a chat with my colleagues, to prepare my new proposal for a research project, to run, exercise and play badminton with friends. I am sure all of you will be thinking and feeling the same way as me. I hope we all will go to school and our laboratories very soon.

I am confident that soon we will enjoy the plum blossom, the beautiful spring, magnificentpurple mountain, colorful Xuanwu lake and all the amazing things that we love about Nanjing. We will see the old ladies dancing in the streets square the cute and naughty kids playing in the parks. Very soon the colorful and joyful life will be back to Nanjing and SEU.

4. MULMI SHRESTHA, SACHIN(沙青)Nepal

医学院2016级博士研究生,研究方向为消化内科。

中大医院做实习医生

国际交流部(ICD)成员

参加“东南大学优秀学生竞赛”

代表学校参加了分别由CSC和江苏省教育厅召开的学术研究会议

接受许多国家通讯社的采访,并在中央电视台播出

参加2017年美国DDW国际音像技术大赛并获得第四名

2017年胃肠病学家和介入与血管学家协会(SGI)组织委员会成员

以第一作者和共同作者身份发表了6篇SCI和非SCI研究论文。

在中大医院等红十字会指定的献血中心共献血8次

抗疫期间,被选为中大医院的志愿医生

2016 PhD student in School of Medicine, majoring in Gastroenterology.

A trainee doctor in Zhong Da hospital

Member of “International Communication Department” ICD

Participate in“Outstanding SEU student Competition”

Represent SEU in the conferences held in Beijing by CSC as a Phd student and another conference held by Jiangsu education board.

Interviewed by many National news agencies and broadcasted in the national CCTV.

Awarded 4th placein the International technical audio-video competition in DDW 2017, USA with his team.

A member of organizing committee of Society of gastroenterologists and Interventionalist (SGI) in 2017. 

Publish 6 SCI and non SCI research papers and first author and co-authors. 

Donate blood for 8 times in Zhongda Hospital and other Red cross Society designated blood donation center. 

A voluntary doctor in Zhong Da hospital in this epidemic time.

       

Being a foreign student, miles away from home in a new country, it’s always a new experience and challenge. At first it is a strange place but gradually it turns out to be like your second home. In China, the most fascinating things for me are a warm welcome, good education, tasty cuisine and convenient and safe social environment. But as a foreigner, the most challenging parts are the language and culture. 

1.Language: Chinese language, being one of the toughest in the world, is definitely not easy to learn. But to live in China and communicate with local people, we should learn Chinese language. By learning Chinese language we can learn more about china, use the different resources and facilities of China. Being a medical student and need to train in hospital, language is one of the key factor to learn. Because we need to communicate with the patients, do the examinations and prescribe the medicines and without the language it is almost impossible. When you communicate then only you can make new Chinese friends.

2.Culture: China is rich in culture. It has many culture, traditions and festivals. It is very necessary to understand  and respect the culture of China. We need to enjoy the culture and celebrate the festivals together with the citizens. Another, fascinating part is the “food culture” of China. China is a huge country with many tribes and the tastes and food cuisine are different in different parts of China. So, we can enjoy different tastes. We should know about the ingredients of the food as some food may be usual dish in your country and you may not be accustomed to it specially meat and seafood.

3.Study: Being a student, you need to be faithful, studious and punctual. The punctuality in the class is very necessary in China. China being an advanced country and have established new advanced education system, it is an opportunity for us to study in such advanced and well developed curriculum. Chinese teachers are very friendly and helpful so we shouldn’t hesitate to communicate with the teachers but we should always give respect to the teachers. Being a Phd student, I have an opportunity to do the research in lab. The labs are well equipped with new equipments which give you ease to perform experiments. Also, supervisor gives us grant so that we can buy required reagents and materials in the lab. Medicine is very advanced in china and as a student, I had opportunity to learn many diseases, new modes of treatment and diagnosis which is not possible in my own country.

4.Scholarship: China government provides many scholarships. So, we can apply the suitable scholarship and need to fulfill the requirements to get the scholarship such as good marks in examination, good discipline, etc.

5.Law: Being a foreigner, we are abided by the law of the country and as a student law of the university. We should be well known to the law and respect the law. Avoid some mishaps as laws are different in different countries. Another important thing as a foreigner is we need visa to stay, so we should always keep in mind about the validity of the visa.

6.Convenience: Life in China is very convenient and safe. Specially, high speed internet, online shopping and payment, big convenient stores, good environment all contribute to easy life. There are plenty of parks in the city to maintain greenery where we can stroll and enjoy the greenery and get fresh air.

7.Harmony: we should always maintain harmony. As Chinese people are very friendly and warm-hearted, we can always make friends. We can share the cultures of our country too. Always make harmonious relations with Chinese friends and International friends.

There is one saying in Chinese “入乡随俗” which means to get along with wherever and whatever. So, we should follow this saying.


    希望这四位同学的学习经验可以帮助到你,如果你也想分享自己的学习经验,欢迎给我们留言!在这特殊的时期,我们停课不停学,有互联网的地方就是课堂。让我们用特殊的方式,让学习永不止步。春天已至,万物复苏,离大家相聚的日子也越来越近,相信大家见面后有更多的话可以互相倾诉,更多的学习经验可以互相交流。让我们期待不久后相约在九龙湖畔,荷花池旁,图书馆前促膝长谈吧!

Hope the experience of these four students can help you in some way. You’re welcome to leave a message in the message area if you would like to share your experiences! In this special period, although classes have been suspended, learning has never stopped. This special way of online classes keeps us learning. Spring has come with everything reviving. It's getting closer and closer to the date when we can finally meat each other. At that time, it is sure that we’ll have more words to tell, more experiences to share. We expect to see you beside the Jiulong lake, lotus pond and chat with you in front of the library!