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Report on Exchange Program to Dublin City University

Post Time: 2020/02/20 00:00:00

    Dublin City University (DCU) is a new representative of Irish universities. It is the only young University in the world's top 50 (46th). It is also known as Ireland's University of Enterprise because of its close links with local companies. During our exchange in the past four months, we not only enriched my professional knowledge, but also actively displayed the charm of Chinese students, took on the responsibility of serving as a bridge of cultural exchange between China and Ireland, and actively spread the excellent Chinese culture that has a long history.
    In terms of learning in the professional field, as students of business school, we feel that foreign professors are rigorous and serious with their teaching. Because we have learned some courses that were taught in English in Shantou University, we had a high level of acceptance of DCU courses. Although some professors have a little Irish accent when they speak English, we could basically adapt after learning for a period of time. We also actively participated in the activities of language culture space, communicated with students from other countries, and spreaded our Chinese culture to foreign friends.
    In addition, we also actively participated in various activities organized by the Chinese club, including a Chinese Singing contest and a dumpling-making activity. In order to participate in the Chinese Singing competition, we helped our Irish friend to sing a few Chinese lyrics accurately, so that he could sing them at the end of the competition after two weeks. It was really touching that he actually succeeded in the end, even though he did not know any Chinese phonetic alphabet. During the finals, our Irish friend Dylan surprised us by singing a perfect cantonese song. During the dumpling-making activity, a few of our friends carefully prepared the raw materials needed for making dumplings, and carried out an afternoon of mixing dough and stir-frying. We patiently taught our foreign friends how to roll the dough and make dumplings, and while enjoying the great taste, we also mingled with our foreign friends.

(Voice of DCU Chinese Singing Contest)

(Language Culture Space: making dumplings)
      In a word, we are very grateful to STU and DCU for the opportunities they give with the exchange program. Studying abroad not only broadened our international vision, but also enriched our academic experience.