Name: Nan Liao 廖楠Nan Liao
Major: Psychology Minor: Dance
Hometown: Nanning
Started at WOU: Winter 2012

 

What has been the most exciting aspect of attending university in the US?
I think the most exciting aspect of attending university in the US is I have more freedom to try some new things and learn some new knowledge, which I may not have chance to try before.

Before you came to the US for university, what was your biggest worry about coming here?
I worried about I couldn’t understand what the professors say in the classes, and I couldn’t make some new friends.

What has been the most challenging aspect of attending university in the US?
For me, the most challenging aspect of attending university in the US is how to solve the language barrier because sometimes I can understand what the professors talk about, but it’s hard to really understand the meaning of what the professors said.

What university resources have you used to be successful?
I join in a program that was called Discover Leadership, which teaches me a lot. And I always notice some posters that post on campus, which I can find some opportunities to try something new.

What skills have you developed as a university student?
How to make a presentation.

What advice would you give to new international students?
Try to be opening, and try something that you never experience before. Also, trying to make new friends and learn local cultural.

Choose 3 words to describe your overall experience at WOU.
Changing, Confusing, and Interesting

Tell one interesting fact about yourself.
I am a member in WOU drumline.

姓名:Nan Liao 廖楠

主修:心理学

辅修:舞蹈

籍贯:南宁

入学时间:2012年冬季

 

就读美国大学最令你感到兴奋的是?

在美国大学最让人觉得激动的方面就是我可以有更多的自由和机会去尝试一些新的领域和知识。

来美国读大学之前,最让你担心的事情是?

来美国之前,我最担心的就是语言关,怕没办法理解课堂的内容。 我也很担心我不能交到一些新的朋友。

在美国读大学所面临的最大挑战是?

对于我来说,在美国大学最具挑战性的事情就是怎么跨越语言障碍这个问题,因为语言对于国际生来说几乎是在这边大学里最大的问题了,有的时候你可以明白你的教授在说什么问题,可是你要真正的了解内容的含义,这是比较具有挑战性的一件事。

帮助你成功的学校资源是?

我参加了学校的一个项目,翻译成中文就是“发现领导能力”。这是一个长期的项目,你可以通过这个项目更了解自己,去学习怎么做一个领导者。 我通常会注意校园里的一些海报,你可以通过这些海报找到一些尝试新事物的机会,这对留学生活积累不同的经历是一个不错的办法。

成为大学生为你带来的新技能是?

以前作展示描述的机会比较少,但是进入美国大学之后很多的课堂都需要做这样的展示向其他的同学介绍自己的想法或者作品。

你会给新的国际学生什么建议?

保持一种开放的心态去面对新的事物,去尝试一些你以前没有经历过的东西。 多多结交新的朋友,向他们学习美国的当地文化。

用三个词语形容你在WOU的感受?

改变,困惑和有趣

告诉我们一件关于你的趣事?

我参加了drumline这个社团。