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小众留学 | 在美国“小地方”留学是什么体验?

教育 徽标 教育 2019/10/18 MSN

逃离都市苛刻的环境,远离繁华喧嚣。选择来美国“小村里”留学,用四年的时间感受村里的热情和山水,也许少了机会,也许物质条件一般,但想想,万事总有利弊。在你做出选择的时候,不妨先来看一看在村里读书是什么体验?

The statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) © ASSOCIATED PRESS The statue of John Harvard in Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

优点: 热情的文化氛围 & 友好的邻里关系

乡下的大学城为学生们提供了一个温馨的社区环境,比如:应接不暇的社团活动和周末 Party,这些能让你迅速和左邻右舍熟悉起来。在“破冰”过程中,将有机会倾听到各种观点,毕竟,听得越多,见识也就越广。

GRANADA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 17: Students from the University of Granada celebrate the feast of the patron saint of medicine, San Lucas, where they welcome newcomers on October 17, 2019 in Granada, Spain. (Photo by Álex Cámara/Europa Press via Getty Images) © 2019 Europa Press GRANADA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 17: Students from the University of Granada celebrate the feast of the patron saint of medicine, San Lucas, where they welcome newcomers on October 17, 2019 in Granada, Spain. (Photo by Álex Cámara/Europa Press via Getty Images)

优点:优渥的户外条件

与大城市不同,这里的户外体验可以扩展到学校附近任何地方,从秋季的苹果采摘到春季的樱花节,从户外野炊到爬山远足滑雪,一定能让你的大学生活多姿多彩。除了这些,村里有山,有水,有森林。农林、环境等专业的同学从来不会“纸上谈兵”。城镇的居民热情好客,在当地的书店、咖啡馆、小餐馆随意逛一逛就收获颇丰。社区精神更看重的是学生们的志愿者经历,当然,在这里你们可以很容易获得这样的机会。

Autumn shows on the trees in the grounds of Stormont estate beside Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The Democratic Unionist Party has announced Thursday that it will be unable to support the British Prime Minister's new Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Autumn shows on the trees in the grounds of Stormont estate beside Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The Democratic Unionist Party has announced Thursday that it will be unable to support the British Prime Minister's new Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

优点: 独立的生活经历

当你吃腻了食堂和学校餐馆,而又没有更多的选择时,只能选择自己买菜做饭;当你没有更便捷的交通方式去想去的地方,你需要租车,你会琢磨自己应该考个美国驾照;诸如此类的事情很多很多,看似不方便,但请相信,这样的经历会受用终生,在以后的人生中无论遇到多么“不方便”的事,你都会想办法解决。

A girl dressed as Herminone Granger during the hazing of  medicine first year students as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University on October 17, 2019 in Granada. The fourth-year students, dressed as characters from the Harry Potter movies, organize this year event. 
 (Photo by Fermin Rodriguez/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Fermin Rodriguez/NurPhoto A girl dressed as Herminone Granger during the hazing of medicine first year students as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University on October 17, 2019 in Granada. The fourth-year students, dressed as characters from the Harry Potter movies, organize this year event. (Photo by Fermin Rodriguez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

当然它最大的优点还是: 生活成本低

乡下的生活成本远远低于繁华的大都市,具体体现在食物、交通、租房等各方面,不一样的物价水平。如果大学学费和生活费用让你焦虑,就把大城市的 Dream school放弃掉吧!

Red maple leaves colour the autumn countryside in Cantin village, northern France, October 13, 2019. Picture taken, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol © Thomson Reuters Red maple leaves colour the autumn countryside in Cantin village, northern France, October 13, 2019. Picture taken, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

缺点: 无趣的社交生活

想想开几个钟头的车才能到一个“城市”找到休闲娱乐处所,你或许很难找到一个“出口”来缓解平时的压力和疲惫。这种情况下,学生会花费大部分的时间呆在校园内。

16 October 2019, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: A woman with colourful shoes walks along the floor of the Frankfurt Book Fair with colour splotches. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images) © dpa-Zentralbild 16 October 2019, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: A woman with colourful shoes walks along the floor of the Frankfurt Book Fair with colour splotches. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images)

 缺点: 求职面试不便

 虽然城镇环境适合少数几个专业,但其他专业的学生,比如商科、高科技等可能无法在周边找到相关的,或是比较厉害的实习机会,毕竟大多数耳熟能闻的企业都在大都市。

This picture taken on November 12, 2018 shows job seekers attending interviews for employment during a jobs fair in Seoul. - Women often struggle to find a foothold in South Korea's male-dominated corporate culture and a series of firms have now been caught allegedly using sexist recruitment targets to keep it that way. Despite its economic and technological advances the South remains a patriarchal society, and has one of the world's thickest glass ceilings for women. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty This picture taken on November 12, 2018 shows job seekers attending interviews for employment during a jobs fair in Seoul. - Women often struggle to find a foothold in South Korea's male-dominated corporate culture and a series of firms have now been caught allegedly using sexist recruitment targets to keep it that way. Despite its economic and technological advances the South remains a patriarchal society, and has one of the world's thickest glass ceilings for women. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

缺点: “不方便”

无论你是去超市买菜,去饭馆就餐,甚至当你住在校外要去上课的时候,在校园外做任何事情可能都需要搭车。公共交通的不发达大概是生活在小镇最明显的弊端之一了。

PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 14: TelefÈric Barcelona in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) © Bay Area News Group PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 14: TelefÈric Barcelona in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)

最后,仔细想想,虽说学校偏离繁华都市,但这并不意味着学术实力也落后于城市里的学校。地点可以是选择学校的考虑因素,但它并不是唯一的决定因素。

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