( CHIAVARI實習生 宮同學 東海大學經濟系產經組四年級 )
At the beginning when I faced the choice of next step, I saw the TIP program on the school website accidently. At that time, I thought people who want to study abroad have similar experience and grade. However, not so many people have an experience about intern oversea. I believed that if I had this experience, I could be different form other people. Because of this reason, I started to prepare apply this program.
At first I came to Italy, everything was totally different form Taiwan's life. The transportation was inconvenient. The place we lived wasn't perfectly. We needed to deal with life by ourselves. There was no longer that parents and professors were kept remind you. We just had each other. After a period of time, I used the daily life in here. Such as the few bus in one hour or live with different people. Life became regular, and so dose the life in one group.
Due to I work in the bespoke furniture-making company, the life was different form I was in Taiwan. In the past, professors just taught us read the report or realize the business plan. Knowing how to do marketing by reading successful business plans. Nonetheless, during the internship in CHIAVARI, I had a lot of time to admire and understand high-end design. This was impossible that I can learn those thing from my college’s life. In this half year, I was not only improved my ability of presentation, but also knew how to put good design into a business plan. Take an IPHONE for instance. Why so many people want to pay a lot of money on buying an IPHONE? The reason is no one will reject a beautiful thing. Therefore, if I can put some design on my home productions, maybe it will become popular.
We went to so many places during this half year, such as Capri Island in Italy or Iceland, London, Paris during the Christmas holiday. The most impressive place was Iceland—a country combined ice and fire. A lot of famous places in Iceland are nature sceneries. Comparing with the ecological environment, the original humans are so small. Additionally, we could learn a variety of things from Iceland people. There are just a few public transportations in Iceland, due to they believe that sustainable development is more important than tourism. It is impossible that our offspring can admire the same view, if we aren’t protected this view together.
In this half year, I learned how to live in a group form life. I learned plenty skill from work. I boarded my vision from tourism. The most important thing was I changed my life goal. Before I came here, I thought after I finished this program, I prepared for my master’s degree. However, I changed my mind after I finished this program. During this six months, I went to a lot of places in Italy and also other countries. Visiting different cities and meeting different people. When I tried to introduce Taiwan to foreign, most of them were confused China and Taiwan. Sometime I was uncomfortable about this. However, when I calmed down and thought, I realized young people like us in Taiwan don’t realize our own culture comprehensively. Therefore, we cannot introduce our culture to other people efficiently, we just say we are different from China. But why? We cannot really realize. In conclusion. I want to introduce Taiwan to foreigners. So many foreigners would come to Taiwan, most of them would just go to some place where can go easily and some famous location. Nonetheless, a lot of places in Taiwan that foreigner cannot visit are pretty significant and can present the local culture. If I can create a platform let young Taiwanese use our own way to introduce Taiwan to young foreigners. For example, most of young people in Taiwan have scooter, if we can use scooters to take foreigners knowing Taiwan. It not only can reach a lot of small allies in Taiwan, but also be the best method to present our own culture.