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Zach Hershey:美国学生热衷的课外活动有哪些

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之前我们谈到了留学申请中对课外活动的要求,接下来我们来谈谈课外活动的选择问题。课外活动的形式比较多样,美国高中生或者大学生都喜欢参加那些活动呢?带着这个问题我们采访了天道外籍顾问Zach Hershey,希望他的讲解可以帮助到大家。

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  之前我们谈到了留学申请中对课外活动的要求,接下来我们来谈谈课外活动的选择问题。课外活动的形式比较多样,美国高中生或者大学生都喜欢参加那些活动呢?带着这个问题我们采访了天道外籍顾问Zach  Hershey,希望他的讲解可以帮助到大家。以下内容是根据采访录音整理的文字稿,如有部分措辞不准确请大家见谅!

  Zach Hershey采访视频:

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  问: What kind of extracurricular activities are American students fond  of?

  美国高中生和大学生热衷于做什么课外活动?

  答:So when I talk about American students in general, there are two subsets,  two different like collections of students, one being the high school students,  and the other being the university students. They are two very different sets of  people, and you know the main thing is when you talk about high school students,  just like in China how most Chinese students don’t know, where they want to go  for their lives, where they want to study, what they want to do in terms of  jobs, it is the same way in the United states.

  一般来说,当我在谈美国学生时,(把他们归)为2个子集,这是两个完全不同集合的学生(群体)。其中一部分是高中学生,一部分是大学生,他们是两种非常不同的人。主要的是当你谈论高中生时,就像在中国大部分中国学生不知道,他们想去哪生活,他们想去哪学习,他们想做什么样的工作。在美国也是这种情况。

  High school students don’t really know even what a major means, like if you  ask them what major do you want to study; they don’t know what a major is. So in  light of this, they choose from a collective group of activities that pretty  much all students like to attend, things like model United Nations, debate  competition, sports, beyond that you have volunteer work, internships, some of  them do, but not very many. In general, they choose their activities based on  what their friends are doing, based on what other people think they should do,  and basically they don’t really know what they want to do themselves.

  高中生真的不知道专业意味着什么,如果你问他们你想学什么专业,他们不知道专业是指什么。鉴于这点,他们会从几乎所有高中学生都喜欢参加的活动集合群内选择,比如模拟联合国,辩论比赛,运动。除此之外还有志愿者工作和实习,做的人不多只是一部分。他们根据他们朋友在做什么,根据别人认为他们应该做什么而进行选择活动,基本上他们真的不知道他们自己想做什么。

  Because of this, the important thing you remember when you choose an  activity, is important to pick something that you are interested in, not  something you think might be beneficial to your major or beneficial to a later  job. Because you don’t know what you are going to study, you don’t know what you  are going to do. So when people ask me, if my students are studying math, should  they do math competitions? Maybe, if they want to, sure. But if they don’t  really want to do that, do something they actually want to do, something they  are going to persistent.

  当你选择一个活动时,你要记住重要的是选择你感兴趣的东西,而不是你认为可能有利于你的专业或者有利于你以后工作。因为你还不知道你未来去学什么,你未来要做什么工作。所以当人们问我,如果我的学生学习数学,那么是否他们应该去参加数学竞赛?如果他们自己想参加,那当然好。但是如果他们不是真的想参加的话,那他们应该去做些自己上想做的事,他们能坚持下去的事。

  Beyond that for university students, once you get into university, just  like in China, just like Chinese students, you slowly kind of develop your  interests, you figure out what you want to do in your free time as well as doing  studies, you figure out what your interests in studying…… You know, maybe I like  doing basketball, maybe I like doing volunteering teaching kids. In US  universities, basically, at the very beginning of every semester, they will have  a day specifically be set aside, for all of the groups, all of the students on  campus to come out, and basically to explain what they like to do, try to make  the new students understand what is available in campus.

  而对于大学生在进入大学后,就像中国的大学生一样,你慢慢的摸索到自己的兴趣,你会找出在空余时间里想做的事情和学习研究,你能找到你学习的兴趣所在。比如也许我喜欢打篮球,也许我喜欢做志愿者去教孩子。在美国的大学里,在每个学期之初他们将有一天时间,专门给各社团(招新),所有的学生都会在校园里,解释/宣传他们喜欢做的事,试着让新生了解在校园里他们能做什么。

  Beyond that, the diversity is very huge in terms of the available  opportunities for students. Even if you can’t find, like a specific group you  interested in, there is always opportunity to make your own. You can actually go  out to find some friends who are willing to come together with you and make your  own kind of new group.

  除此之外,社团的多样性是可以为学生提供非常多的机会。即使你找不到你感兴趣的社团,总有机会让你做你自己。你可以去找些有意向的朋友来一起创建自己风格的新社团。

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