Elizabeth Charlotte & Jessica Laay, International Relations
Exchange at Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan (Fall 2015)
你好！我們是來自印尼的交換生 (Hello! We are exchange students from Indonesia)
Joining the student exchange program is one of the many ways to expand our global networks. People who go and study abroad will learn how to understand people from different parts of the world with different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. Especially when you go to a non English-speaking country where language barrier is a huge struggle, the experience of trying will bring improvements that will amaze you after you come back home.
Venturing beyond your comfort zone would describe the challenge of living abroad for the first time when faced with culture shock. Being adaptable is the most important part to enjoy every single thing in exploring a new environment. Fortunately, Taiwan provides very wonderful places that will light up your soul to travel around, because it is easy to travel between cities in Taiwan by their comfortable public transportation. As a record, we traveled to 11 cities out of 17 big cities in Taiwan!
During our stay, we tried our best to make BINUS proud. We were very happy to present our video advertisement which was licensed by AIFA Technology, a manufacturer company in OEM & ODM remote control and smart home WIFI remote control. In appreciation of our performances Cheng Shiu University awarded us with Overall Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Academic Performance and Outstanding Service Performance. Through those achievements, we hope many people will be inspired and motivated to keep doing their best!
We challenge you to create international achievements! So we challenge you to study abroad and create precious memories! For us, studying in Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan was a wonderful experience that we wouldn’t forget for the rest of our life. Through our story, we hope many people will follow our steps to study abroad and expand their international experience which will be useful for their future. Special thanks to BINUS International Relations Department, BINUS International Office, Cheng Shiu University and everyone who helped us learn and contribute as talented youths through this program. 謝謝大家！(Thank you all!)
“We are proud to be Indonesian! You can go to as many countries as you want, but don’t forget to come back and contribute here!”
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