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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第七屆學海築夢實習成果-一起出發去義國

一起出發去義國

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  • 日期 : 2017-04-27

(Comune di Perugia實習生 郭同學 東海大學)

從一開始決定參加這個計畫開始,對於在義大利的生活總是有許多想像空間,想像著在工作或是生活中能夠有不同於台灣的全新體驗,在說明會中學姊除了叮嚀我們在國外生活的小細節外,同時也提醒我們要好好把握在國外生活的時間,不要浪費一分一秒,多去不同的地方走走。

剛來到義大利的第一個月,在不熟悉的環境中生活,有很多需要適應的地方,在台灣有手機軟體可以查詢公車到站的時間,但是在這邊主要是要看公車時刻表的時間。而在台灣隨處可見的超商在義大利換成許多了咖啡店,早餐則是從早餐店熱騰騰的早餐變成可頌麵包配上一杯咖啡。佩魯賈是個群山環繞的大學城,呼吸著清新的空氣走在路上,迎面而來是許多學生正準備上課或是下課在街頭中悠閒漫步,我開始學習融入他們的文化,在下午時間喝杯咖啡放鬆一下並觀察路上的行人。

 在義大利的五個月有許多假日可以到處旅遊,透過旅遊可以更深入的認識一個城市,除了大城市外,我們也前往鄰近地區像是阿西西或是古比歐等等,每個大大小小的城市都展現出他們獨特的文化與特色,佛羅倫斯的聖母百花大教堂、羅馬競技場與許願池及米蘭的大教堂等,都是義大利被保留下來的古建築,每一個都代表著歷史及文化的軌跡。除了義大利外,在聖誕假期也前往英國及法國遊玩,英法兩國與義大利的城市風光相當不同,比起義大利有許多歷史文化在街頭的感覺,英法兩國又多了些現代感,能夠把握在歐洲的時間多增加自己的遊歷是個非常難忘的經驗。

實習機構是在佩魯賈的旅遊文化局,主要是負責行銷佩魯賈的文化、舉辦各式活動及推廣旅遊資訊,透過實習的機會我才能更了解佩魯賈各個大大小小充滿歷史的建築,由旅遊文化局主辦的巧克力節是佩魯賈最盛大的活動之一,有眾多的遊客會前來餐與這場盛會,整個市區都有巧克力節的布置,攤販則販賣著各式各樣巧克力的產品,人潮塞滿了市區,熱鬧了這個充滿文化氣息的城市。

義大利的午餐時間常會有約兩個小時以上的休息時間,這個時間店家都會關店休息,讓我重新思考了工作跟休息的時間應該要取得均衡,這對於未來工作的長期發展上將會是個重要的考量。回首在義大利的五個月,離開了舒適圈並開始了在異地的新生活,發現自己可以迅速地適應新生活,並結交了一群新朋友,讓我在這幾個月中的旅行有大家的陪伴並留下相當美好的回憶,在國外的生活會發生大大小小的趣事,每個朋友都有不同的背景,聚在一起分享著生活的點滴,聽到每個人在不同的實習單位發生的事情,都讓我對於義大利生活有著更深刻的認識與了解。

Let’s go to Italy

Comune di Perugia KUO CHIA YU

I had lots of imaginations of the life and work in Italy when I decided to attend the TIP program. In the pre –departure briefings, the member of the TIP6 reminded us not only be care of the living in Italy, but also seize the opportunities to travel in different places. She told us not to waste a minute and enjoy the life aboard.

The first month to live in Italy, it took lots of time to adapt to an unfamiliar environment. In Taiwan, there are many APPs with which people can check the bus arrival time, but in Italy were timetables. The supermarket, which is everywhere in Taiwan, are replaced by coffee bar in Italy. The breakfast here is served with egg cakes or a croissant and a cup of coffee. Perugia is an university town surrounded by mountains. I breathe fresh air and walked on the roads in the city center. Oncoming were many students heading to classes or in their leisure stroll. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I started to integrate into their culture and learned to act like an Italian. In afternoon, I would take a cup of coffee to relax and meanwhile to observe the pedestrians on the roads. 

There were many holidays we could travel around Italy in the five months. We could have deeper understanding of a city through tourism. In addition to the big cities in Italy, we also visited the neighboring areas such as Assisi and Gubbio.They were not large cities, but each of them showed its unique culture and characteristics, for example, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore of Florence, the Roman Coliseum and the Cathedral of Milan. Italy was filled with ancient buildings; each of them was representing the cultural and historical trajectory. In the Christmas holidays, I also went to the UK and France. Italy has its own cultural identity, which is very different from that of Britain and France. When I took a stroll in the Britain and France’s streets, it made me feel more modern than in Italy. Those time and opportunities we seized to travel in Europe was a very unforgettable experience for me.

My internship was in The Cultural and Tourism Organization in Perugia (Comune di Perugia). The institution was in charge of organizing the activities and promoting the city tourism. Through the internship opportunities, I could understand all the activities and buildings, which were filled with the history and architectural art in Perugia. Eurochocolate, which was hosted by the Comune di Perugia, was one of the biggest events in Perugia. Many visitors will come to participate in this event. Chocolates decorated the entire city. And vendors were selling a wide range of chocolate products. The crowds filled the city center and made this lively city full of cultural atmosphere.

I was surprised that the lunchtime was more than two hours in Italy. In the rest time, the store would be closed except for few restaurants. It let me rethink the work-life balance which will be an important consideration for the future development of career. Looking back to the five months in Italy, I had left the comfort zone and began a new life in a different place. I found that I could quickly adapt to a new life and make new friends with whoever traveled with me. We had created unforgettable memories in foreign countries in the past few months. Many interesting things happened every day there. Each of us had the different background, when we got together to share our lives, we could hear different internship experiences from everyone. It let me acquired more and profound understandings of the living in Italy.