fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Ying-Jeng Wang 王瓔錚

Ying-Jeng Wang 王瓔錚
Ying-jeng is a curious person who is always looking for exciting adventures. She is very grateful for the Fulbright experience from 2014 to 2015, which gave her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spread her wings and see the world. Now she is awaiting another venture.  

My Fulbright Year at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania

     It was a great privilege and honor to be selected as a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in 2014. As I looked back on my Fulbright experience at Ursinus College four years later, I could see more clearly the many blessings that I received throughout my ten-month stay in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. It is impossible to detail every aspect of the grant experience in one single reflection, but three aspects figured prominently during the grant year: cultural exchange, academic study, and community outreach and travels.      One of the richest experiences as an FLTA is the exchange of cultures with my students and other FLTAs through sharing and learning. In terms of sharing, I had numerous occasions in my weekly conversation class to share Chinese cultures with my students – Chinese tongue twisters, shadow puppetry, cuisines, films and TV shows, poems, just to name a few. One memorable experience was my leading several American students to perform in the school’s annual celebration. We sang and danced to a popular Taiwanese song by Wu Bai, “You Are My Flower,” winning us a big round of applause from the audience. Another notable experience took place during the Chinese New Year

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