SEI 2017 每日更新 第二十八日


Day Four of East Coast Travel Week

东岸旅行周的第四天

To celebrate our final day in New York City, students chose between three diverse NYC adventures. Many students visited the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street, others went to Central Park for last minute shopping on 5th avenue, and a small group toured The Natural History Museum and Columbia College. Students soaked up these last few moments with their SEI staff members and new friends.

为了庆祝大家在纽约的最后一天,学生们选择了三个截然不同的纽约探险。许多学生参观了自由女神像和华尔街,还有一些人去中央公园参加了第五大街,进行最后一次采购,还有一小群人则观赏了自然历史博物馆和哥伦比亚大学。学生们抓紧最后的一分一秒与SEI员工们、自己的RTA和好朋友留下难以忘怀的美好时光。


Statue of Liberty & Wall Street

自由女神像和华尔街

The most iconic statue in the Western Hemisphere – The Statue of Liberty – stands 93 meters tall and weighs a surprising 204,116 kg. The statue was given to America by the French in 1786 to commemorate 100 years of freedom. Approximately 4.5 million tourists take a ferry to the island to visit the magnificent statue every year. SEI students enjoyed taking pictures with the statue and learning about key points in American history involving the 3rd largest statue in the world. After taking a ferry back to the mainland, the group grabbed a quick lunch and then visited the famous Wall Street – home of the New York stock exchange, and historic Trinity Church (featured in the movie National Treasure).

西半球最具代表性的雕像——自由女神像——高93米,重达204116公斤。这座雕像是法国人于1786年赠送给美国的,以纪念100年的自由独立。每年大约有450万游客乘渡轮到岛上参观这座宏伟壮观的雕像。SEI学生喜欢与雕像合影,学习有关这座世界第三大雕像的美国历史。坐渡轮回大陆后,学生们匆匆吃了一顿午饭,然后参观了著名的华尔街——纽约证券交易所之家,还有历史悠久的三一教堂(影片《国宝》中的拍摄现场)。


Central Park & 5th Avenue Shopping 

中央公园和第五大街购物

One of the most filmed locations in the world, Central Park, is visited by more than 40 million tourists each year. Central Park is a national U.S. landmark. In fact, just a few months ago the park became an UNESCO World Heritage site. Students and staff enjoyed strolling through the 843-acre park in the beautiful New York City summer weather. After touring the park, students were taken to 5th avenue, where they shopped at famous high-end American stores such as Apple, Niketown, and Saks 5th Avenue.

中央公园每年大约拥有40万余名游客,也是世界上被拍摄成电影次数最多的地点。中央公园是一个美国的国家地标,而且几个月前还成为了联合国教科文组织世界遗产之一。学生和员工们享受着美丽盛夏时节漫步于这座843英亩的纽约市公园。游园后,学生们来到第五大道,在著名的高档品牌商店如苹果、耐克和阿迪达斯购物。


The American Museum of Natural History and Columbia College Visit

美国自然历史博物馆和哥伦比亚大学的访问

Located across the street from Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing more than 45 exhibits, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain a variety of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, and human artifacts. SEI staff and students enjoyed visiting one of the largest museums in the world – some of the students even recognized areas of the museum that were featured in the famous movie, Night at the Museum. After spending most of the day at the museum, students enjoyed a visit to Columbia University – one of the most prestigious universities in America. Founded in 1754, Columbia University is the 9th oldest university in the United States. Famous Americans such as President Barack Obama, Businessman David Rockefeller, and the first female pilot Amelia Earhart all attended Columbia University. Similar to Harvard, the university touts a 5.8% acceptance rate and is considered one of the best universities in America. The staff at SEI believe it is important to introduce students to college campuses at a young age, as it often helps students to develop goals for their future.

坐落于中央公园大街对面的是美国自然历史博物馆。它由28个相互连接的建筑物组成,内中陈设着45多个展馆、天文馆和图书馆。博物馆收藏着各式各样的植物、动物、化石、矿物、岩石和人工制品。SEI的工作人员和学生们都很享受游览这座世上最大博物馆,一些学生甚至识别出博物馆里的某些地方是著名电影《博物馆之夜》中的拍摄地点。在博物馆度过了大半天的时间后,学生们参观了哥伦比亚大学——美国最著名的大学之一。哥伦比亚大学成立于1754年,是美国第九所最古老的大学。著名的美国人如贝拉克·奥巴马总统、商人大卫·洛克菲勒,以及第一位女飞行员埃尔哈特都毕业于哥伦比亚大学。类似于哈佛大学,哥伦比亚大学拥有5.8%的录取率,并被誉为是美国最好的大学之一。SEI的员工认为,在大学校园介绍给年轻的学生是至关重要的,因为这有利于他们为自己的未来制定目标。


Saying Goodbye

告别时刻

After a fantastic final day in NYC, staff and students enjoyed dinner together followed by an ice cream party at a local dessert shop. Afterwards, the group met to discuss flight plans for tomorrow, say goodbye to staff members and their friends, and reflect on their past week exploring the East Coast.

在最后一天精彩的纽约之旅结束后,工作人员和学生们共享晚餐,随后来到一家当地的甜品店品尝冰激凌。随后,整个组团讨论了明天的行程计划,向工作人员和好朋友告别,并回顾过去一周探索东海岸的经历。 


SEI Staff Highlight: RTA, Mr. Sam Wilson

SEI 工聚光灯:RTA, Sam Wilson先生

 

Mr. Wilson hails from Wheaton, Illinois, and will be a Senior Illustration and graphic design major at Wheaton College. Mr. Wilson serves as an RTA for the Red Middle School boys and is excited to be working at SEI for the second time this summer. Mr. Wilson has one younger brother that will be starting college in Washington State this year. His parents live in Fort Meyers, Florida and he visits them when he has the chance. His interests include drawing, going to concerts, traveling, playing lacrosse for Wheaton, and hanging with family and friends.

Wilson先生来自伊利诺伊州的惠顿,开学后在惠顿学院读大四,主修高级插画与平面设计专业。Wilson先生是红队中学男生们的RTA 并很高兴第二次在暑假里为SEI工作。Wilson先生有一个弟弟,今年的秋季会在华盛顿州立学院入学。他的父母住在佛罗里达州梅耶斯,每到空闲时间Wilson都会探望父母亲。他的兴趣爱好包括绘画、参加音乐会、旅行、在惠顿学院的校队上玩曲棍球,以及和亲朋好友欢度快乐时光。

Fun Fact: He hopes to be a freelance commercial illustrator for people all over the world once he graduates.

趣闻: 他希望在毕业后计划成为一名自由商业插画工作人员,为全世界人服务。


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SEI的每一天您都将收到一封告知您今天在SEI发生了什么事情的每日更新。我们会与您分享图片,精彩故事和视频片段。

We hope you look forward to hearing about what is going on daily at SEI!

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