(義大利 佩魯賈市府文化與旅遊部門實習生 陳同學)
在實習方面，我和伊辰一起被分派到Commune of Perugia，有別於其他公司是私人企業，佩魯賈市政府是公家機關，而我們的工地點是在佩魯賈市中心的旅遊資訊中心（IAT）。一開始因為tutor的因素使我們工作延誤，有兩個月的時間並未被指派任何工作，經過許多協調之後，我們直接與文化與旅遊部門的經理提出了一本new guide的編輯計畫，主要是為來佩魯賈的中國與台灣學生設計的實用導覽手冊。這裡有外國人大學的緣故，許多華人會來此修習義大利文並至少停留至少一個學期，所以這本導覽手冊少了觀光景點介紹，卻多了許多生活相關與身為居留在義大利的外國人會遇到的各種問題。
In Taiwan, I can taste italian food, buy product imported from Italy. I also travel to Italy several years ago. But from now on, I can tell that I experience because I lived.
Culture and nationality cause their thought and behavior. Lived and worked in Italy for five months. I saw many kinds of Italian and different scenery. Those image compose my description about entire Italy.
History of Italy can be seen at architecture and artwork. Every city shows different characteristic. Perugia is a quiet city which is surrounded by mountains. With simplicity and good public security. Start travel in Italy from Umbria province which is located in the middle of Italy and famous as Italy’s green heart is definitely the best choice
Most people describe Italy with the word "passion". Due to the weather, Italian truly show more passion than any other European country. If ask them for directions with foreign look and confused face, they will willing to tell the direction even they don’t know the answer. That’s why sometimes they are more of a hindrance than a help. Even though it takes much more time to find out the right direction, we can probably get some unexpected but amazing scenery. In my opinion, these funny and even a little bit tricky things might be the cutest memory in Italy. However, People in the work place might not be so kind like I mentioned before. They do not show patient and service ideal obviously. Communication ability and Problem-solving skills are not as good as I thought. I speculate that they might have problem with communicating in English not because they are not friendly. If they can hardly understand what we say, they have no idea how to offer their help.
YI-CHEN and I were appointed to Commune of Perugia which is a government organization. We worked at an information center which is located in the city center. Due to our tutor’s some personal reason, we didn’t be assigned to do any job for two months. After communicating with Dr. Cipriani which is the manager of Culture & tourism Department, we proposed the ‘’new guide’’ project. We design this guide for Chinese and Taiwanese students who come to Perugia for studying and living. They might have courses at least one semester at University for Foreigners or like TIP program stay Perugia five months for the internship. So we compiled some useful and convenient information for long-term stay students in Perugia instead of sightseeing introduction for tourists.
At first, to solve the problem of work we need to communicate and coordinate. In the process, I learn that I have to be aggressive and clearly express what I want. Asian prefer to speak in implicit and modest way because we think that talking straight might be offensive and impolite. After several times of communication, I conclude that actually talking straight is a more efficient way of communication. Of course, do not forget the basic courtesy. Besides, we also have to show our value when coordinate with someone or company. Think what I can do for the company initiatively not just wait for assign passively. Create my own value and to something meaningful to make this trip worth and unforgettable.