SEI 2017 每日更新 第二十六日


东海岸旅行周之第二日

To kick off the first, and last, full day in Boston SEI staff and students started off the morning with a tour of the oldest university in America – Harvard University. After touring Harvard, the group headed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a campus tour and lunch. Following the university tours, the group met together to explore the Boston Commons and walk a portion of the Freedom Trail. Afterwards they visited the Faneuil Hall Marketplace for shopping and free time. The evening concluded with two different activities: The Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise and the Broadway Tour of Finding Neverland.

为了迎接在波士顿的第一个(即最后一个)旅行日,学生与员工们清早来访美国最为历史悠久的大学——哈弗大学,随后又来到麻省理工学院参观,并在校园内享用午餐。在学生们游玩波士顿市民公园和部分自由之路后,他们又来到法尼尔大厅市场购物。这天晚上以两个不同的活动告终:乘坐波士顿港口的观光游艇或是观看音乐剧《寻找梦幻岛》。


Harvard University 

哈弗大学

Often referred to as the higher education capital of the world, Boston is a wonderful city to learn about the history of American universities and the impact these institutions have made, and continue to make, on the world. With seven universities located in the Boston area, it’s no surprise that nearly 20% of American presidents graduated from a university in Boston.

由于波士顿被誉为“世界高等教育的首府,”学生们了解了美国大学的历史、这些学校产生的影响,以及它们对世界继续起到的作用。七所常春藤大学坐落于波士顿,因此百分之二十的美国总统从波士顿的一所学校毕业并不是件出人意料的事情。

Opened in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest university in America. It is also the most popular institution among U.S. Presidents. With a 5.4% acceptance rate, the school is known for being one of the best research schools in the world. Harvard University is a large, residential school housing approximately 6,700 undergraduate students. Additionally, more than 14,500 students attend in pursuit of a post-graduate degree. The SEI students were amazed at the beauty of the historic campus. While on the tour, every SEI student had the chance to touch the John Harvard statue (one of the most famous statues on the campus). The statue’s left foot is subjected to almost incessant rubbing by tourists who believe that the act brings good luck. While walking through campus and learning about each of the programs and buildings, many students shared their dreams and ambitions to attend a school like Harvard (or maybe even Harvard itself) someday.

哈弗大学成立于1636年,即是全美最为历史悠久的大学,也是在美国总统中最受欢迎的大学。哈弗大学的接受率为5.4%,并且是全球最佳的研究学院之一。它拥有大约6700名攻读学士学位的学生,此外,14500余名学生研读学士以上的学位。SEI的学生们被这所大学的历史性深深地吸引着。在参观过程中,学生们触摸了约翰·哈弗雕像(校园内最著名的雕像)。雕像的左脚受到游客们几乎不间断的摩擦,因为他们相信这一举动会带来好运。在学生们漫步于校园、仔细认识每一栋建筑时,许多学生都梦想着有朝一日能去类似于哈佛大学的学院(甚至哈佛)就读。


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

麻省理工学院

Similar to Harvard, MIT is known for producing some of the best graduates in America. Slightly different from Harvard, is the science and technology focus at MIT. With a 7.9% acceptance rate and over 19,000 applications each year, MIT is quickly becoming one of the most sought after institutions in America – especially if you are interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Known for their exceptional performance in STEM, MIT continues to produce graduates that make a difference in the world. In fact, MIT graduates and current students have won a combined total of 58 National Medals of Science and 29 National Technology and Innovation awards. SEI students enjoyed learning about this exceptional technological institution and the impact their students are having on the world.

与哈佛大学相似,麻省理工学院以培养美国最优良的毕业生而闻名,而和哈佛大学略有不同的是麻省理工学院的科技突出。以每年7.9%的录取率和超过19000名学生的新生申请,麻省理工学院很快成为美国最受欢迎的学院之一——尤其是如果学生对科学、技术、工程或数学(STEM)感兴趣。麻省理工学院因其学生们在STEM出色的表现而出名,并且它继续培养着能改变世界的毕业生。事实上,麻省理工学院的毕业生和目前的学生共获得了58项国家科学奖章和29项国家技术和创新奖。SEI学生很喜欢了解到这个特殊的技术大学机构以及这里学生对世界的影响。


Downtown Boston 

波士顿市中心

After learning about the amazing institutions surrounding the Boston area, students and staff enjoyed visiting downtown Boston and exploring many famous and local spots around the city. In the Boston Common and the Boston Gardens, students learned about much of the American history that has taken place in Boston – stories such as the journey’s of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Additionally, students enjoyed the amazing Boston weather (much cooler than California), which was perfect for taking pictures in the gardens and resting at the park. After exploring the gardens, the group walked a portion of The Freedom Trail (a famous 2.5-mile trail that passes by 16 significant locations in United States history). After visiting various American landmarks, the students were given three hours of free time at Faneuil Hall Marketplace to shop, eat dinner, and enjoy street performances.

在参观了波士顿周围两所赞不绝口的大学后,学生们和工作人员们游览了波士顿市中心,探索了城市周围许多著名的地方性景点。在波士顿公园和波士顿花园,学生们了解了在波士顿发生的许多美国历史,比如塞缪尔·亚当斯和保罗·瑞维尔的旅程。此外,学生们享受着令人清爽的波士顿天气(比加利福尼亚凉快得多),非常适合在公园里拍照、休息。观赏花园后,整个团队步行了自由之路的一部分(一个著名的、长达2.5英里的历史路径,涵盖美国史上16个重大的位置)。大家参观了美国各种标志性的建筑后,并在法尼尔厅市场有三小时的空闲时间去购物、吃饭、欣赏街头表演。


River Cruise & Broadway Show 

河流巡游与音乐剧表演

To end a wonderful day in Boston, students were given the choice to attend Finding Neverland (a Broadway show) or to take a sunset river cruise through the Boston harbor.

为在波士顿结束美好的一天,学生们可以选择观看《寻找梦幻岛》或乘坐日落游船通过波士顿港。

Finding Neverland is a new Broadway show that mimics the academy award winning movie, starring Johnny Depp. The upbeat musical follows the story of J.M. Barrie, the author of the famous children’s book – Peter Pan. Being exposed to a theatrical performance in English is a great way for students to work on their listening skills, and to have a fun time while doing it.

《寻找梦幻岛》是一个新的百老汇歌剧,模仿奥斯卡获奖电影,主演为约翰尼·德普。愉快的音乐来自J.M. Barrie的故事,著名的儿童巨作《彼得潘》。观看英语戏剧表演是学生练习听力的好方法,并能让学生们乐在其中。

The 90 minute Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise offered SEI students a chance to not only see the beautiful Boston skyline, but to also learn about the history of the city from an English speaking tour guide. Students saw Boston from a new point of view, while enjoying the spectacular evening sunset. Additionally, the students were able to watch the USS Constitution’s traditional ritual of firing a vintage cannon and lowering the American flag to signal the day’s end.

90分钟的波士顿港落日巡游令SEI学生目睹了一条美丽的波士顿海岸线,还从一个英文导游那里了解了整个城市的历史。学生们开始从一个新的视角观看波士顿,欣赏壮观的黄昏日落。此外,学生们 还看到宪法号上传统的老式火炮射击以及美国降旗以代表一天结束的仪式。

Tomorrow, SEI staff and students will arise early to head to the New York City – also known as The Big Apple.

明天,SEI的工作人员和学生将早早起床前往纽约,别名为“大苹果”。

    


Staff Highlight: RTA, Mr. Peterson

员工聚光灯:RTA Peterson先生

Green team RTA, Mr. Pederson, is returning to SEI for the fourth year. He recently graduated from Wheaton College in Chicago, has four siblings, and his favorite color is dark green. During SEI, he loves playing Uno, catching students in tag, and getting beaten in Chinese chess. When not at SEI, he enjoys traveling, mountain climbing, fitness training, and reading. In the future, he hopes to move to China in order to teach English. He also aspires to someday direct or act in Hollywood movies. SEI is Mr. Pederson’s favorite month of the year and he hopes to return again.

绿色团队的Peterson先生是第四年重返SEI。他最近从芝加哥的惠顿学院毕业,有四个兄弟姐妹,他最喜欢的颜色是深绿色。在SEI,他喜欢玩Uno纸牌,以及下中国象棋。在闲暇时间里,他喜欢旅行、爬山、健身和阅读。在未来,他希望搬到中国教英语。他还渴望有朝一日能导演或表演好莱坞电影。SEI是Peterson先生一年中最爱的月份,他也希望能再次返回工作。

Fun Fact: He has studied Mandarin Chinese for three years both in China and the United States.

趣闻:他分别在中国和美国学了三年的汉语。


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联系信息

Every day during SEI, you will receive a Daily Update informing you of what took place throughout the day at SEI – we will share photos, highlight stories and feature video clips.

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!

我们希望您对SEI每天发生的一切感到兴奋!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at wanet@wanetusa.org or contact the SEI parent hotline at 951-240-1409 for immediate assistance.

如果您有任何疑问和担忧,请发送电子邮件到 wanet@wanetusa.org,发送微信到WAnetUSA官方账号或者直接拨打951-240-1409到SEI家长热线。

 

 

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