(義大利 BrentaBee實習生 工工系 郭同學)
我所實習的Brantabee公司，是一家在佩魯賈旁邊的Corciano的一家工業設計公司，我的tutor – Massimo每天載我上下班，在車上時總會聊聊工作進度和內容以及最近發生了什麼事或是假日要去哪裡玩等等。下班偶爾是由其他同事載我回去，在車上他們也會告訴我到了義大利一定要吃的美食或是必去的景點。開始實習後，Massimo先要我了解什麼是3D列印，了解後並且找台灣與中國生產3D列表機的公司以及各公司的產品還有規格，接下來則是因為公司要做一個app，所以便要我找台灣以及中國的部落客和觀光客認為義大利有什麼該改進的地方以及亞洲族群對於義大利的想法。在這段時間不僅讓我增加了許多知識外也讓我知道其實生活在台灣是很幸福的。在工作上，Massimo不會要求我什麼時候要交工作，告訴我該做什麼並且確認我真的了解後，便讓我有自己的時間完成我的工作，在沒有人管的環境下，讓我了解到該如何控管我的時間，有了自我約束的能力。
Leave the place I familiar, and step on to a strange place is need huge courage. I knew this program when I was a freshman, and I wish I could participate this program one day. Not only can internship and learning new things but can through this opportunity to realize Italy and Europe culture. So I apply this program before I graduate. And then I come to Perugia for five months. Enrich and interest internship started.
The company I internship is Brantabee. It’s beside in Perugia, it’s a place called Corciano. Brantabee is an Industrial design company. My tutor Massimo takes me to company everyday. We usually talk our job or what happen recently in the car. Massimo also asks me where I’m going on the weekend and share his experience to me. Sometimes are my colleges taking me back to dormitory. And they tell me where I must to go or what I must eat in Italy. And after I start my internship, Massimo wants me to realize what is 3D printer, and after I know what it is, he asks me to search the information about Taiwan and China’s 3Dprinter company and also find their products and every machine’s size and function. The next things I do is searching the information about Taiwan and China bloggers and tourists’ opinion about Italy and Umbria. Because Brantabee wants to make an application is through cellphone’s Bluetooth to replace the paper guide. So Massimo wants me to find how Asian people think about Italy and Umbria. Find the disadvantage and where can improve in Italy. In these period, I get lots knowledge and let me know how happiness I live in Taiwan. Massimo didn’t ask me when is my work’s deadline. After he told what should I do and make sure I understand what he wants me to do, and he gives me a huge space to do my job. So in this situation, I have to manage my time, learn the self-restraint ability.
Except the work in weekday, I went to so many places in Italy on the weekend also Christmas holiday. Except the main cities in Italy, I also went to several famous small towns. My favorites main cities are Milano and Firenze. These two places not only attractions but also shopping. Some small town I love them so much, but some aren’t. For instance, Bagneregio is not so spectacular than I thought. But I really love Capri. I feel so relax when I went there. I must to go there again in the future. In my Christmas holiday, I travel some Europe countries, I thought Paris is a romantic place, but when I went there, the rains destroied the felt. I just feel really cold when I was in France. But the place people said it’s rainy almost everyday- London. When I arrived there, it’s all sunny days. The beach and food I miss so much is Barcelona, of course including Gaudi’s amazing architecture. Schloss Neuschwanstein in Germany I expect for a long time. But because the weather, so I can’t go to the bridge to see the best view. It’s pity. Every journey is full of surprise. Going any place is like an adventure. Enjoy the moment and seize the best time I have. That’s the meaning of a trip.
After five months in Italy, I started realize and get used to their life. I learn that we can see the same thing in different viewpoint. Also know lots great friends, let me know how to get along with people more. Leaving from my familiar place and live alone is a really good opportunity for me to be independent. Doing something I don’t think I can do by myself before. In this journey, I gain a lot. More important is I complete one of my dreams.