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很多计划留学的家庭都会利用即将到来的夏天进行学校参观。参观学校需要注意什么?美国权威机构IECA(独立教育顾问协会)给出了十条参观学校建议,不妨参考。

Learn about the college before you visit.

Read materials from the college and checkout their website. If you are visiting more than one on a particular day,refresh your memory about that school just before you arrive. Be sure to spendat least a half day at each college.

参观前了解学校。

在参观学校前,阅读学校相关资料、浏览学校网站是必要的。如果你在一天内需要参观几所学校,确保每所学校至少预留半天的时间,在到校前,重新温习下关于学校的信息。

 

Evaluate the environment of the campus.

Is the campus too big or too small for youDo you likethe nearby town or do you feel isolated? Consider how you would get aroundcampus – particularly in the rain or snow.

评估校园的环境

校园对你来说会太大或太小么?你喜欢附近的镇子么还是你认为校园太过孤立?想象你将来会怎样在校园中穿行,特别是在雨天和雪天。

 

Visit the admissions office and participate in the informationsession.

Ask questions that help you clarify theacademic program at the school and the type of student who is most comfortable andsuccessful there. You may choose to have a formal interview with an admissionsstaff member. Bring a resume of your grades and activities. Dress nicely, butnot out of character.

拜访招生官办公室并且参加学校介绍活动。

准备一些问题,来帮助你理解学校的学术项目,以及什么样的学生才能在学校最自如、最成功。也可以带着你的简历、成绩,跟照生关预约一次正式的面试。记得穿的漂亮点,但也不要太过格。

 

Take the student-led tour of campus.

Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questionsabout campus life from a peer. Recognize, however, that tour guides are not necessarilytypical of all students since they are often paid to formally represent theschool.

参加学生带领的校园参观行程

借这个机会问问学生们关于校园的问题。当然,也需要注意,学生导游可能并不能代表学校的所有学生,有时候学生导游被付费要求正式地介绍学校。

 

Check out the dorms.

Find out about the dorm options available,such as all-freshman or coed floors. Arrange in advance to spend the night in adorm, if possible. Picture yourself living in a dorm. Are you comfortable withwhere it is located on campus, such as the proximity to classes or the studentcenter?

查看宿舍。

了解宿舍住宿有哪些选择,比如全新生的楼层还是混合楼层。如果可能,提前安排在宿舍住宿一晚。想象下你住在宿舍里的情景,你是否满意宿舍所在的位置,比如它距离教室和学生中心的距离。

 

Arrange for campus meetings with department heads in the subjectthat interests you most.

Also meet with coaches in sports where youexcel, as well as former graduates from your high school. Bring a resume that highlightsyour experience in your area of expertise. Ask about opportunities based on yourskills and interests. Write down the names of any officials you meet with andsend personal thank-you notes when you return home.

跟你感兴趣的学科科室主任安排会面。

同时也可以与你擅长的运动的教练会面,见见那些从你的高中毕业的学长。带一份简历,突出你在你所擅长的领域的经验,问问基于你的技能和兴趣在这个大学会有哪些机会,把跟你会面的人的名字记下,回家后要记得给他们写邮件表示感谢。

 

Sit in on classes and check out the library.

How is the rapport between students andfaculty in the classroom? Look through the books and explore the technologyavailable at the library. Look for quiet place to study.

坐在教室里感受下,体验下图书馆。

看看学生和教授在教室的关系如何?看看学校的教材,体验下图书馆里的设施。寻找个安静的地方感受下学习的氛围。

 

Look into life beyond academics.

Check out the athletic facilities, theater,and student center. Read the notices posted in the dorms or on bulletin boards.Can you see yourself joining in?

体验下学术外的生活

查看体育设施,戏院和学生中心。看看贴在宿舍和告示牌上的活动海报,想象下你能愉快地参加这些活动么?

 

Eat lunch in the student center and watch student interactions.

Talk with students all over campus abouttheir impressions of the school. Look at the students themselves. Do you feel comfortableamong them?

在学生中心吃午饭,看看学生们如何互动。

跟校园里的学生谈谈他们对学校的印象。感受下你能跟校园里的学生自如愉快地相处么?

 

Write down your impressions of each college you visit.

After a while, the visions of differentschools start to blur if you don’t immediately stop to record your thoughts! Keepa list of pros and cons for comparison. Also consider taking some photos tohelp you keep track of the campuses you visit.

记录你参观的每个学校的印象。

如果不及时记录你的想法,过段时间,对参观过的学校的印象就会慢慢模糊。把学校的优缺点记录下来,便于比较,也可以拍一些照片帮你来记忆你参观过的学校。



 

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