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导语:
秋意初兴,新学期开始了。
在过去暑气蒸腾的两个月里,位育IBDP的学子们在哪里、做什么呢?
近期我们将推出暑期生活系列,看位育学子们如何自由支配假期时间,看校园之外,他们如何活跃在更广阔的平台上,收获新知、践行所学、强势生长、努力创造。


 
YYGS: A convention with those brightest minds
2016级 IBDP 一班 奚丞昊


 
Second Half

Part 3 How do I feel about YYGS?
From my own perspective, I think YYGS’s priority is not to make you learn a lot of things like Stanford’s or NYU’s summer session. Instead, YYGS just wants us to enjoy the university experience at Yale and at the same time to learn something (otherwise the schedule won’t be that packed). So, in this part, let me share some of my feeling of that two-week period at Yale.
When I first arrived at Yale, a strong feeling of culture shock rushed to me. At first, it would be hard for me to socialize with people from different backgrounds. They seemed to be unwilling to communicate with me. However, at this point, what I suggest you do is to try to merge into them, putt away your fear and walk out of your comfort zone. Once we have got to know them, they will hang out with us, treating us like friends. So, I made lots of friends soon after the program started. I made new friends from Turkey, New York and Hong Kong. I also met lots of IB counterparts from China, exchanging our tough experience in IB. One of my best friends is from Canada, who plays the oboe and speaks French (a language of his interest). Thank to him, my French made a huge progress!


 Me and my friend from Canada

Also, through interacting with some of American friends, I really see something we really lack in studying. During breakout session, American kids spoke most. They have a large storage of information and knowledge in their mind and they know to use which one as an example to illustrate their point of view very quickly. Even if I also spoke on the breakout session, the depth and length of my answer wasn’t really comparable to theirs. One of my friends from Chicago said that kids in US read a lot and are encouraged to express their own ideas freely. Here reading a lot means that a student is willing to read everything he or she cares about, not just learning from the lectures or classes. So, as an IB student, I started to reflect. I feel like I didn’t read enough and I am a kind of ignorant to some extent because all I have learnt in class, most of them are theories. And when I read those articles or news, for example, about economics, I didn’t really have much sense of connecting both. Thus, it would be really hard for me to assimilate the course contents and the extra real-world information about it well enough so that I can express to my peers during breakout sessions confidently. Thus, I need to be more patient, researching what I am really interested in better. What’s more, the use of the language was also a problem. I thought I may speak fluent English. However, when I really encountered those from local, their ways of expression were more accurate and native. They even spoke fast, which was difficult for me to catch up. So, I also need more practice on my oral English and read more original English text.


These signs represent different departments at Yale. The photo is actually taken outside the Campus Custom, an on-campus shop.

Like what I said before, the whole point of this program is about experiencing, making connections, and learning from our peers. For example, I practiced my French with my new friends from Canada. Also, by talking to other counterparts in IB, I knew how other IB students studied this harsh course and obtained some precious methodologies which might be useful to me, like how to quickly find an Economics IA news. What’s more, I also learnt good study habits from my American counterparts: reading more and connecting the textbooks to the real world. So, if you are lucky being admitted by this program next year, try your best to make as many friends as possible. You will gain a lot. And I believe this is also how it is going to show the benefits when we are really in college.


My friends from different cultural backgrounds


And my Chinese friends! 

Part 4 
Admission of YYGS
If you are interested in the program, you can visit https://globalscholars.yale.edu/ for more information. YYGS website also has the program-related news you may refer to. The application process highly resembles real university application, which could be a good preparation for you before the admission season.

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编辑:陆秀  郑旭初

 
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