托斯卡纳的艳阳下(2014年秋学期意大利交换心得)
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                                         托斯卡纳的艳阳下

                                       2012级IAEP精英班 周嘉妮

    回国不久,大三下的新学期就开始了。我们在金陵的阵阵寒风里不约而同地怀念起托斯卡纳的艳阳。

    回忆一年前报名赴意交流项目时的纠结、签证面试的紧张,还有半年前刚到比萨的忐忑,和这一个学期精彩的国外学习生活体验相比,一切都是值得的。当然,一路能够顺顺利利地走来,少不了IAEP项目提供的机会,还有家人、朋友、老师的帮助、鼓励和支持,借此由衷感谢!

    比萨大学始创于1343年,作为欧洲最古老而优越的大学之一,拥有伽利略及多位诺贝尔奖获得者等杰出校友。加上Erasmus项目在欧洲数国的推广,无数学子仰慕而至。比萨大学的所有学院零散分布在比萨城区各处,皆步行20分钟可达。以经济系为例,与农学系同校区,本部古楼已有百年历史,而一旁用于自习、教学的polo piagge则显得崭新大气。

    比萨大学经济系开设的课程选择性很大,划分细致。本科课程主要面向精通意大利语的学生,所以我们选择了针对研究生的英语授课课程。早就听说国外的教育方式、理念甚至内容,都与国内迥异,却是百闻不如一见,更不要说切身参与其中。并不如国内大多数同学所想的那样轻松——数学只停留在国内高中水平,相反,在数理上教授们讲究追根溯源,理论的证明多于应用,一步步地推导而非反复强调国内应试所谓的“解题步骤”。教授们推荐的相关材料远远多于课本内容,需要大量地阅读才能全面地掌握、消化知识点,让我们这些习惯了考前才抱佛脚的学生,只有平时踏踏实实地费一番功夫才能取得优秀的成绩。而来自欧洲各国的同学们,也不是想象中的懒散。尽管意大利的生活节奏缓慢得令勤奋的中国人抓狂,课下展开的各种活动、聚餐也能持续到深夜,课上同学们却一丝不苟、精神十足,不玩手机、勤记笔记,频频在教授的consulting hour时登门探讨问题,令我们十分困惑。询问之下,原来他们有Espresso Coffee这一法宝,喝惯了奶茶的我们怎么都爱不起来。标准意式浓缩咖啡,殊不知它是意大利人的最爱,并且风靡全球。

    与其说,交流生最大的困难是学习,不如说来自生活。从一开始在校方老师的帮助下与比萨大学IPO办公室取得联系,到后来准备材料、三赴上海预约面签,事事都有父母安排妥当的我们已初具独立性。当我们踏上意大利的国土,迎接我们的是更大的挑战。初到比萨,我们发现英语远没有国内普及,多亏了当地同学的热心帮助,我们办理了电话卡、居留、医疗保险,准时报到并参加了与所有交换生、IRO负责人见面的午餐会,了解学习生活事项。然而住宿仍是一大难题,比萨作为旅游城市,将房屋作为旅馆租给旅客远远比短租给学生暴利得多。这时,我们与下一届赴意交流的学妹们经过沟通,共同长期租住了一套全新的四居室,省去两届交换生租房难的烦恼。从不进厨房的我们也学会了烧菜、做甜点。在这过程中,我们着实体会到了异乡生活、安定的艰难,但是也极大地提升了自己独立处事、独立思考和自理自立的能力,对个人的成长、发展发挥了不可替代的重要作用。

    在意大利,能够遇到许多喜爱中国文化的人,在他们眼中中国一直都是一个很神秘的国家。当比萨孔子学院举办孔子诞辰2565周年活动时,就连市长都亲自莅临,比萨的老老少少都来凑起了热闹,武术、书法、剪纸、中国结、纸鸢,样样都要尝试。据说,平时去孔子学院学习中文的意大利人不在少数,而自学中文的就数不胜数了。一个意大利的朋友甚至跑到我们的住所学做中餐、用筷子,而她自学中文三年的哥哥则拿着中文教材上门跟我们学起了中文。

    说起意大利,不得不说起它的美食。虽然无法与舌尖上的中国相媲美,但是披萨、意大利面、意式冰淇淋、五花八门的咖啡、葡萄酒还有各地特色食物就已经让初出国门的我们目不暇接了。

    更值得一提的是意大利的人文历史。当热情的同学、年长者初次见面都向我们行握手礼时,我们明显地感到文化差异的存在。而我们除了你好,听到最多的一句意大利语便是grazie,不仅是对顾客、帮助自己的陌生人,就连朋友、情侣、亲人间,一句谢谢也常挂口边。在比萨留学的学长教会我们的第一句意语则是salute(祝你健康),有人咳嗽或者打喷嚏时,周围的人便会说salute,举杯庆祝时也会说salute!我想,我们从意大利人身上学到最多的便是感恩和祝福了,即使中华民族有着大恩不言谢的传统,但是对生养我们的父母也不要吝啬那句“谢谢”吧!

    水上威尼斯,米兰时尚设计之都,充满文艺复习气息的佛罗伦萨,比萨斜塔,辉煌的罗马斗兽场,庞贝古城,美丽的西西里岛……意大利的旅游资源可谓得天独厚。的确,意大利在世界文化遗产榜上甚至超越了有着五千年悠悠历史的中华,位居第一。而意大利人保护文化古迹是不遗余力的,这也使得我们有幸能够踏入古老的建筑群,亲身感受古罗马帝国的气息,而不是止步于博物馆的橱窗前。阿尔卑斯山阻挡了冬季北部寒流的侵袭,三面靠海的意大利即使在冬季也是温和湿润,阳光充足。虽然错过了夏季齐放的百花,我们却没有放过意大利各地的风土人情、历史遗迹,利用考完试后的假期我们开始了一趟趟的历史文化之旅。旅途中,我们和同行的伙伴感情日益深厚、无话不谈;旅途中,我们结识了喜爱东方文化的女房东,探讨东西方贫富差异,应邀游览酒庄,品尝了她自酿的西西里果酒、蜂蜜;旅途中,我们遇到了有趣的售票员,一笔一划教中文字使他焦头烂额,连连说中文是最难的语言;旅途中,我们在庞贝遗址门口碰到讲着流利普通话的大学教授,中文讲解景点让我们受宠若惊……

    一千个读者就有一千个哈姆雷特,我想此次同行的同学陈殊蓉和黄洁婷此刻回忆起意大利交流学习之行,内心也有着千言万语。即使感触、体悟不尽相同,但是我们都心怀感激、不曾后悔。异国他乡半年的共同经历使得我们成为了彼此生命中最珍视的朋友。结尾再次特别感谢负责IAEP项目的陈艳娇老师,祝南京审计学院内审系在各方支持下越办越好

                                  Under the Tuscany sun

                                   2012 IAEP JIANI ZHOU

Not long after we came back to China, our spring semester began. We invariably miss from the Tuscany sun in the cold wind of Nanking.

Thinking back to the tangle, tension and fear we had half a year ago, and this one semester studying abroad, everything is worth it. Of course, we can’t have this wonderful experience without the opportunity provided by the IAEP project, as well as the help, encouragement and support from our family, friends and teachers. Thereby thanks sincerely!

As one of Europe's oldest and superior universities, University of Pisa was founded in 1343.It has many distinguished schoolfellows such as Galileo and a number of Nobel laureates. Countless students come to this school with admiration because of the promotion of the Erasmus program in several European countries.

Department of Economics at the University of Pisa offers students courses in rich selectivity. Undergraduate courses are set for students who are proficient in Italian. So we chose courses taught in English for graduate students. We already heard that foreign education mode, idea and content are very different from those in China. But seeing is believing. Not as easy as domestic students think -- mathematics only stays in the level of high school in China. On the contrary, the professors pay attention to the roots. They prove theory more than show students the so-called "problem-solving steps ".Professors recommend many related reference books, so you need to read a lot in order to digest knowledge and achieve excellence results. Moreover, our classmates from various European countries are very clever and hard-working.

In Italy, we made the acquaintance with many people who love Chinese culture. China has always been a very mysterious country in their eyes. When Confucius Institute in Pisa organized activities about the 2565 anniversary of the birth of Confucius, the mayor visited personally and people of all ages in Pisa came to join it. They were willing to try everything such as Chinese kung fu, calligraphy, paper cutting, Chinese knot and kite. An Italian friend even went to our house to learn how to cook Chinese food and eat with chopsticks. Her brother had learned Chinese language for three years by himself!

Speaking of Italy, we had to talk about its delicious food. Unable to match the traditional Chinese food, but pizza, pasta, gelato, a wide variety of coffee and wine are dazzling.

It is worth mentioning that the Italian cultural history. When our classmates and friends shake hands with us, we obviously feel the existence of cultural differences. The most heard Italian phrase is “grazie!” apart from “ciao” which means hello. Not only for customer and help strangers who help them, even among friends, lovers and family, “thank you” is often on the lips.

Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Roma, Pompeii, beautiful Sicily.……Italy has rich tourism resources. Indeed, the Italian championship in the world's cultural heritage has even gone beyond China, which has the long history of five thousand years. The Italian people spare no effort to protect cultural heritages, which allows us to have the opportunity to be able to step into the ancient buildings and experience the atmosphere of the Roman Empire instead of stopping at the front window of the museum.

One thousand readers will have one thousand Hamlet. I think my classmate JIETING HUANG and SHURONG CHEN also have thousands of words about the study trip in Italy at the moment. Our feelings may not be the same, but we are all grateful and never regret it. Common experience of half a year in foreign countries has made us a life's most cherished friends each other. Finally, special thanks to Professor YANJIAO CHEN in charge of IAEP. Wish the Internal Audit Department of Nanjing Audit University will be even better with the support of all sides!