Student Cultural Exchange  
 
 Login
Username:

Password:


Lost Password?

Register now!
 Main Menu
 Who's Online
11 user(s) are online (7 user(s) are browsing 生活剪影/Album)

Members: 0
Guests: 11

more...

Main : Cupertino-103 :  Total:239

Sort by:  Title () Date () Popularity ()
Photos currently sorted by: Date (New Photos Listed First)

Photo No. 1-10 (out of 239 photos hit)(1) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 24 »



[Henry] Day 9

[Henry] Day 9Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:23
Hits481   Comments0    
The last day of this trip! Although this day is pretty interesting, it's sad to leave my exchange student friends and my host family.

This morning, I packed for a while, and then my host family took me to Stanford for the second time to tour it more carefully. We went up the Hoover Tower Observation Platform to take a view of the whole campus. Something funny happened up there. Someone said "Hi" to me, and I replied "Hi" to her, even though I thought she was some random guy. The whole time I was up there, I treated her like a stranger on the top of the building. It was until dinner that I found out that she was one of the exchange students from Taiwan!

We had lunch with my exchange student's sister afterwards. I asked her about what she was doing in class, and tips to get into a school like Stanford. She did designing, mostly trying to make the psychological connection between human and product more seamless. So they do things like making customer experience surveys and such to know more about the customer's thoughts etc. It's pretty cool I think, because it actually tells you about some psychology background, instead of just how to design good products.

Another thing she told me, is tips to help you get into Stanford. She said that Stanford really likes to take in people that are different from others. For example, if you are the best person of that single subject, than you have something that is different from others. But it's hard to be the best. So, if you know a lot in multiple subjects and create things that link them together, Stanford would consider you to go into their school too. She said she's like the latter one. Of all the applicants, most people are only good at one subject - computer science, but only she combined it with design.
After the meal, we parted ways with my exchange student's sister, and visited the bookstore inside Stanford. I think bookstores in the USA are much more open than Taiwan's. They really encourage people to read inside the bookstore. There's even an abundant supply of tables and chairs for you to bring some books and read. They seem to not really care about the condition of the books.

Finally, I parted with my host family. Yet another painful experience.

After the bumpy plane back home, I had a strange feeling. Peter, my best friend during this exchange student program, goes to the school beside mine, but we never meet and might never will meet attain. I feel like we're the main characters in Jimmy's illustration book Turn Left, Turn Right, where the characters live next to each other but never meet because they go out in different directions. Hopefully, we still can hang around with each other in the future!

[Henry] Day 8

[Henry] Day 8Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:21
Hits484   Comments0    
Today during the day I mostly tagged along with Aaron to do his stuff, including volleyball coaching and martial arts. There's not much things to do when he's doing these things, so I thought I'd just think about and reflect on this trip to pass the time.

I think most of the things we do in life is just to make a dent in the world, including this trip. I made a lot of memories and made some friends both in the US and Taiwan in a short period of time. I tried to make the most use of these ten days. That's great, but I think we could start thinking about how to make this experience last in the long term. For example, how to get into a good college in the US? Or how to live in the US when we grow up? These, I think are the most important things this trip is trying to tell us. The trip itself gives us a taste of the American culture, and then let us think about whether or not are we suitable to go outside of Taiwan and go abroad to study/live in. After this trip, I feel much more confident that studying or living abroad is a better choice for me.

At night, we had another dinner party like Day 2, except it's at my host's house and there's no birthday cake. As usual, we played some games on the Xbox, and had fun! But I did a stupid thing. I sat on the carpet! It should be a fine thing to do, but I forgot that we have a dog in our house. And it's not just a regular dog. It's a hyperactive, furry and large dog that loves to eat human food whenever he has a chance. That means I got a lot of dog hair on my pants from sitting on a carpet with dog hair littered on it.
I guess tomorrow won't be that interesting, because I would need to spend some time getting the dog hair out of my pants! And I still need to do some packing

[Henry] Day 0

[Henry] Day 0Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:21
Hits334   Comments0    
Today's the day I will visit Cupertino, California for the first time! Home of some major tech companies and inside the "Golden State". It is like taking a vacation in the middle of this semester.

I guess I'll start by introducing myself. I am from Pei-Ying Middle School, where all students must wear uniforms and do routine tasks. Although this school has a high enrollment rate to good high schools, our school regulations are really strict, and we often do things the old-fashioned way. That's why I'm really excited to get out of this lifestyle, and go to the U.S.A. to see what the people on the other side of the world are doing. So for me, this chance to Cupertino is really important. It can really broaden
our view on things, and well, let us take time off from schoolwork.

Hopefully, after this trip I can make some new friends and learn traveling by myself. I never traveled by myself before, so this trip would be a good opportunity to train my problem-solving skills, and of course, my packing skills. My goal is to have a lot of fun, and have a safe trip home. U.S.A., here I come!

[Henry] Day 0

[Henry] Day 0Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:20
Hits286   Comments0    
Today's the day I will visit Cupertino, California for the first time! Home of some major tech companies and inside the

[Henry] Day 8

[Henry] Day 8Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:14
Hits250   Comments0    
Today during the day I mostly tagged along with Aaron to do his stuff, including volleyball coaching and martial arts. There

[Henry] Day 0

[Henry] Day 0Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:12
Hits249   Comments0    
Today

[Henry] Day 0

[Henry] Day 0Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:10
Hits288   Comments0    
Today

[Henry] Day 0

[Henry] Day 0Popular
Submitter03c08More Photos from 03c08    Last Update2014/11/16 0:03
Hits245   Comments0    
Today

meigo

meigoPopular
Submitter03c24More Photos from 03c24    Last Update2014/11/15 12:45
Hits319   Comments0    
10/29
5  Today , we went to KENNEDY , junior high school , too . I like there

meigo

meigoPopular
Submitter03c24More Photos from 03c24    Last Update2014/11/15 12:43
Hits265   Comments0    
11/2
9  Today , we have to go back to Taiwan , we are sad about it , because we have fun in America , and house family are nice to me , but we have to go back home , I well miss this trip forever .  

Photo No. 1-10 (out of 239 photos hit)(1) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 24 »



 Search

Advanced Search

Powered by XOOPS 2.0 © 2001-2003 The XOOPS Project