Name: Fan Wang 王帆
Major: Art
Hometown: Wu Han
Started at WOU: Fall 2017

 

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:Fan Wang 王帆

主修:艺术

籍贯:武汉

入学时间:2017年秋季

 

就读美国大学最令你感到兴奋的是?

就读WOU让我在这里找到了自信。我虽然有很多能力上的不足,但是这边的老师和同学都会热情的帮助我和鼓励我。这一切让我变得勇于表达自己。同时,大家的热心帮助让我感受到了温暖,并且帮助我建立了对人的信任。

来美国读大学之前,最让你担心的事情是?

来美国之前,我最担心的是住房情况,以及不能适应这边的生活。来了以后发现最大的挑战是语言问题。在我刚来的时候语言还跟不上老师的教学。但在老师和朋友的帮助下语言能力提升很快。

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。我刚来的时候英语水平还跟不上老师的教学。 但是在老师和朋友的帮助下,以及自己合理利用学校的各种资源中,我很快的提高了我的语言能力。 

帮助你成功的学校资源是?

Writing Center 不仅可以帮助我修改作文(包括语病,词汇等),而且帮助我找写作灵感,或者给给学生的讲演稿提出专业意见,以及修改个人简历。

Conversation Partners 给国际留学生提供了一个认识本地学生,并且帮助我们更好的融入美国当地生活的机会。

成为大学生为你带来的新技能是?

在WOU,我变得更加独立。这其中的原因里不开在这里的兼职工作经历。 WOU的工作系统十分成熟。在这里,我可以利用我的业余时间在学校里做兼职工作。这让我对自己的经济状况有了了解和掌控权,让我有了与社会接触的机会。

你会给新的国际学生什么建议?

钻研英语,这会对学习以及生活带来很大的帮助。 

用三个词语形容你在WOU的感受?

温暖,包容,自由