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Starting the Year Off Strong | 积极向上的开始新的学年

Studying abroad can be an overwhelming experience. That is why we’ve dedicated the first two weeks of the year to giving you tools for navigating your new environment, gradually introducing you to campus life and Tacoma, and having some fun along the way. By the time you start your business classes, you’ll have a strong foundation for success.

出国留学可能会是一次充满挑战的经历。这也是为什么我们在开学的前两周专注于为您提供帮助以及引导以便您尽快的适应新的环境,逐步向您介绍校园的生活和Tacoma,并在此过程中开始享受到一些乐趣。如此当您开始正式上课时,您将会拥有成功的坚实基础。

在开学典礼/迎新活动结束后,你将能够
By the end of Orientation, you will be able to

  • 掌握购物时的常用英语 | Remember useful English vocabulary for shopping
  • 使用基础的英语词汇进行医生就诊 | Use basic English vocabulary for doctor visits
  • 使用基础的英语词汇进行点餐 | Use basic English vocabulary for ordering food
  • 用英文提问以及回答关于基本的个人信息的问题| Ask and answer questions about basic personal information in English
  • 1-2分钟用英文介绍自己以及自己的兴趣爱好| Speak for 1-2 minutes about yourself and your interests in English
  • 找出减少文化冲击的方法 | Identify ways of coping with culture shock
  • 开始了解美国文化与中国文化的差异性与共通性 | Begin to identify cultural differences and similarities between China and the US
  • 了解美国的校园文化和课堂文化 | Identify basics of classroom culture and expectations in the US
  • 习惯使用全英文的教材以及聆听英文教授的授课 | Use strategies for listening to classroom lectures in English
  • 了解PLU学校提供给学生的资源(用英文向他们提问!) | Identify resources for support at PLU (and how to ask for it in English!)
  • 了解学生成功的方法(反思以及实践,时间管理等等)| Identify strategies for student success (reflective practices, time management, etc)
  • 开始能过融入PLU这个大环境 | Begin integrating into the PLU community

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Orientation Schedule | 开学典礼日程表

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • 抵达PLU校园 | Transportation to Pacific Lutheran University

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    • 用餐| Lunch/snacks available
    • 登记入住学校宿舍以及办理PLU 学生卡 | Check into residence hall and get PLU ID card

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    • 迎新晚餐 | Welcome Dinner

Morning

    • Sleep in!

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    • 午餐 | Lunch
    • 浏览校园 | Campus Tour
    • 开学典礼 | Orientation Topics
    • 购物之旅 | Shopping Trip English

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    • 和其他国际生一起参加购物之旅 | Shopping trip with the International Student Center
    • 晚餐(独立)| Dinner on your own

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    • 访问PLU学生健康中心 [ 参观,结核病验血,其他任何所需的疫苗接种 ]
      Health Center visit (tour, tuberculosis blood test, any other required vaccinations)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • 英语等级测试 | English placement exam

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    • 午餐 (独立) | Lunch (on your own)
    • Free time | 自由活动时间

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 住校生活 | Living On Campus
    • 自我介绍环节 | Getting to Know You

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    • 美国与中国的文化差异 | Cultural Differences between China and the US

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    • 拍集体照片 | Class Photo

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • 午餐 (独立) | Lunch (on your own)
    • Free time | 自由活动时间

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 美国课堂的学生期望 | Academic Expectations in US Classrooms
    • ABC 项目的要求和期望 | ABC Program Requirements and Expectations
    • ESL语言课的期望 | English Language & Culture Classroom Expectations
    • 第一周总结,Q&A(提问与回答) | End of First Week Q&A

自由时间! | Free Time!

建议的活动项目| Suggested Activities:

  • 新生入学活动 | New Student Orientation Activities
    • RHA Block Party in the Red Square, Sept 7, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • Student Activities Board Activities (学生董事会活动), Anderson University Center 140, Sept 8, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • 宿舍楼集体会议 | Residence Hall Meetings
  • 探索校园 | Explore campus

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    • PLU 大学开幕仪式 | Pacific Lutheran University Opening Convocation

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • 午餐 (独立) | Lunch (on your own)
    • Free time | 自由活动时间

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 如何应对文化冲击 | Coping with Culture Shock
    • 了解校园和学校所能提供的资源 | Review of Campus Tour & Resources
    • 校园寻宝活动 | Campus Scavenger Hunt

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • 听全英文授课 | Listening to Class Lectures in English

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    • 午餐 (独立) | Lunch (on your own)
    • Free time | 自由活动时间

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 参观图书馆 | Library Visit
    • 任何回应或者疑问 | Reflections

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • 阅读英文书籍以及用英文记笔记 | Reading/Note-taking in English
    • 猜测语境中的词汇意义 | Guessing Vocabulary Meaning in Context
    • 移民的规则与限制 | Immigration Rules and Restrictions

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    • 午餐 (独立) | Lunch (on your own)
    • Free time | 自由活动时间

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 关于健康方面的相关英文 | English for Health and Wellness
    • 美国的健康保险以及医疗保健 | Health Insurance and Health Care in the US

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • 探索Tacoma市中心 | Discover Downtown Tacoma
      • 市中心主要地标 | Major local landmarks
      • Broadway 农产品市场 | Broadway Farmer’s Market
      • 自由午餐时间 | Lunch at the Farmer’s Market or a local restaurants (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    • Tacoma市中心照片挑战活动 | Downtown Tacoma Photo Challenge
    • 回到PLU | Return to PLU

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • PLU校园生活与机会 | PLU Campus Life Opportunities
    • 结交朋友,融入PLU校园生活 | Making Friends and Socializing
    • 参观了解校园各个部门与建筑 | Tours/Visits to Campus Departments or Facilities

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    • 可选:学生社团招新 | OPTIONAL: Involvement Fair / Club and Activities Fair