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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第五屆學海築夢實習成果-改變

改變

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  • 日期 : 2016-12-19

(義大利 La Posta dei Donnini公司實習生 外文系 張同學)

自從考上東海念了大一開始,我就安穩的活在自己的舒適圈裡。每年寒暑看著系上的同學出國遊學打工度假時,內心也不曾感到羨慕,只是反骨的想著為什麼外文系就是一定要出國?因為我沒有特別喜歡出門旅遊也討厭陌生環境,所以在大學這四年裡我沒有參加任何交換或是遊學的計畫。直到大四時,在一次期中考前和徹夜地讀著索然無味的美國文學時,我不禁想著是不是以後的工作和生活也是要像現在一樣,一直做著自己毫無興趣的事?於是,看到TIP這個計畫有著不同領域的實習機會就毫不猶豫的參加了。

一剛開始的實習對我來說並沒有什麼不習慣的地方,因為也就只是關在辦公室裡做翻譯,倒是第一天在一張大餐桌和十幾個飯店員工一起吃中餐時,吃的我內心緊張得要命。一頓20分鐘的用餐時間,你只聽到一堆義大利文字眼以迅雷不及掩耳的速度咻咻咻的直飛而過,學過一點點義大利文的我也是偶爾抓到幾個關鍵字知道他們有時候談論對象是你,這樣的一桌子的陌生的語言和人就這樣過了一個月,直到有一次的機會可以離開辦公室跟同事待在櫃台,從那時我開始認識所有的人並記住近20個飯店同事的人名並利用空閒跟同事練習義大利文,這才讓我漸漸地有機會跟他們聊天並更了解義大利的生活方式與文化,這讓我深刻體會真正想要多了解一個地方的生活文化,一定要從了解人開始並非只是一股腦的埋頭工作。

在來義大利之前,我從來不覺得出門玩可以帶給一個人太大的收穫,因為畢竟也就只是親眼看到歷史古蹟和風景,一直到聖誕節假期我才開始體會旅行可以帶給一個人的東西其實很多。對我來說在大街小巷裡的餐廳就可以明顯發現不同國家的飲食文化,例如法國對食物的龜毛精神就從酒館裡可以看的出來,在義大利的酒館的食物風格強調的就是口味且通常分量足也不重擺盤,相較於法國他們對食器餐廳擺設就會明顯有自己的風格,從這些細節你就可以看出法國人對於生活的講究和義大利人相較之下熱情奔放的性格。自助旅行的另外一個令人驚喜的收穫就是遇見各個國家不一樣的人,可以分享不一樣的人生活與事物,例如我在一個人從丹麥飛回義大利的飛機上,我就和一個到義大利度假的丹麥人從教育生活和飲食旅遊隨便都聊,而一年有一個月年假的他甚至比我這個在義大利待了五個月的人更加知道義大利哪裡好玩,也因為和當地人聊天,比起單純的景點觀光我更了解一個國家的文化與生活,這一段短短半小時的談話也讓我的一個人的丹麥自助行畫下了一個完整的句點。這讓我體會到旅遊不是只為了和景點拍照,是為了藉由了解一個個不同的地區文化與生活認識更多不一樣的人來開拓自己的眼界。

這一趟TIP實習讓我從一個不喜歡改變的人變的願意去接納人生更多不同的可能性,讓愛吃的我體驗了各國不同的飲食文化,也教會了我一個人出門旅遊的樂趣與意義,而從這些成長與改變中我比以前更加的看清且理解自我進而擁有自己人生的方向與目標。

I peacefully stayed in my comfort zone for four years in my university life. Every summer and winter vacation, there are always lots of people in our department go  aboard for different kinds of programs to experience the foreign life. However, I have never wanted to go any place like them. I am not interested in traveling because I do not like the place that I am not familiar with. This is the main reason why I did not apply any program before I attend this program. Until one night, I was busy staying up late for the boring and endless American literature mid-tern and I start to think about my future. I could not help but thinking that the pattern of life like this will last like forever. After seeing that there is a chance of internship in different realm, I apply without any hesitation.

At the beginning of the intern, everything is okay for me, because I was locked in a three people office. Doing an English Chinese translation which I am capable of. Instead, it is the lunch time that terrified me. There are always more than ten Italians gathering in the kitchen for lunch. When you just sit down, you will hear the unknown foreign language shooting like bullets around the whole table. Suddenly, I feel afraid and dizzy. Sometimes, I know that they are talking about me. Besides, you did not know almost anyone here because you did not have a chance. Until, being allowed to stay in the reception with different colleague, I try to change. I practice my ltalian and memorize people’s name within half a month. After these efforts, people start to treat me friendly Then, I can use my poor Italian to have a chat with different people and understand more about their life. It is necessary that you talked with people. That is the real way you understand the life of Italy.

Before coming to Italy, I never think that traveling will bring something important to people because you merely understand the history and the scenery. Until I start to travel alone to some meaningful place to me, I start to understand the meaning and why people are so crazy about it. Instead of traveling as a group, traveling by yourself give you more time to experience more different aspects of culture that a country owns. Staying in France for a week, I can see the food culture differences of bistro in France and Italy. Elegance and the neatness are the two elements that you could observe in plate and the design of the restaurant. On other hand, Italian food is more like a friendly and warm friend, normally they taste better than it looks.

Traveling alone is the real way to understand a culture thoroughly because you got chances to talk with people and time to observe. For example, after finishing my traveling in Copenhagen, I meet a Danish man on the plane. We talked about life, culture and traveling in Denmark, it makes me understand why English is so common in this country, also he shared his eating experience in one of the most famous restaurant which wins two Michelin stars in Denmark that makes me feel excited. I think these are the reason why traveling is so appealing to people.

The TIP experience makes me a stubborn to a more willing to embrace different possibilities. Also, it makes me experience different food culture which I am quite interested in. Besides, it teaches me the meaning of traveling to me. From these experiences, I understand myself more and have the direction of life.