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  • ...and that's why this is such an important decision

    這就是為什麼是個重要的決定

  • because it is one that will follow you now,

    因為它不僅影響你現在的生活

  • and into the future.

    和決定了你的將來

  • And that concludes another traditional Yale information session.

    現在,我們的座談會也將告一段落

  • There will be a guided tour beginning in fifteen minutes.

    15分鐘過後,將會有個校園遊覽

  • In the meantime, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    同時,我也很開心的回答各位的任何問題,

  • Yes, um...

    好,恩

  • When was Yale founded?

    耶魯是哪時成立的?

  • Great question.

    好問題

  • Yale was founded in 1701.

    耶魯是成立在1701

  • Oh, um yes, you?

    哦,恩,你呢?

  • Is it true that all Yale professors teach?

    所有耶魯教授真的都會親自授課嗎?

  • Another great question.

    這是另一個很好的問題

  • It is true that every tenured Professor in Yale college teaches undergraduates,

    這是真的,每個终身耶魯教授都會參與教學

  • so even a freshman might be taking a class from a Nobel Prize winner.

    所以甚至一個大學新生可能還可以上到諾貝爾獎得主的課

  • Any more questions?

    還有其他問題嗎?

  • Yeah, I have a question.

    對,我還有個問題

  • Why did you choose Yale?

    為什麼你選擇讀耶魯?

  • When I was a senior in high school,

    當我在高中最後一年時,

  • colleges called out my name.

    大學在呼喚我的名字

  • Every day I'd debate

    每天我都在思考

  • where to matriculate

    該去哪間就讀

  • but every place seemed the same.

    但每個地方看起來都一樣

  • Yet after I went through the options,

    但在考慮過許多選擇後

  • only one choice remained.

    只剩下一個選擇

  • I wanted to hail from a college called Yale.

    我想去一間叫耶魯的大學念書

  • Now let me explain...

    現在,讓我解釋一下

  • It's a place where you'll learn quintessential knowledge,

    在這裡,你可以學習到最好的知識

  • and you can live in a Residential College,

    你也可以住在學校

  • and you can put your hearts into all the liberal arts.

    你可以盡情的投入在文藝中

  • And that's why I chose Yale.

    這就是為什麼我選擇耶魯的原因

  • Of course, you'll get a first-rate education,

    當然,你可以受到一流的教育,

  • but also thrive on classmates' conversation.

    也能在同學交流中有所成長

  • Here is where we thread

    這裡就是個脈絡讓我們

  • Shakespeare Studies and Pre-Med.

    學習莎士比亞和醫學

  • and that's why I chose Yale.

    這就是為什麼我選擇耶魯

  • One of the reasons I chose Yale was for its housing system.

    其中一個理由我選擇耶魯,是因為住宿制度,

  • Before students arrive as freshmen,

    在新生住進校園之前,

  • they're randomly assigned to one of twelve smaller communities

    他們會被隨機住到12個較小的社區,

  • called Residential Colleges.

    這個社區叫住宿學院,

  • These colleges have nothing to do with academic subjects or extracurricular activities.

    這些學院跟學術和課外活動無關

  • But rest assured,

    但是可以確定的是,

  • they're quite a bit more than just living spaces.

    它不絕對只是個住宿的地方,

  • Excuse me?

    打擾一下,

  • Yeah admissions officer?

    是,招生人員?

  • Tell us a bit more about

    跟我們多說點有關住宿學院

  • Residential Colleges.

    住宿學院,

  • Sure thing.

    沒問題,

  • Students here at Yale come from everywhere around -

    耶魯的學生來自世界各地

  • with every type of interest that can possibly be found.

    有著不同的興趣

  • Do our passions divide us?

    我們的不同熱情會使我們分歧嗎?

  • No, our colleges provide us

    不是,是我們的住宿學院提供我們

  • with family and common ground.

    一個像家的感覺

  • For all four years we'll all reside together in colleges,

    在四年間,我們都是住在同個學院,

  • united by pride.

    讓我們驕傲的團結在一起

  • With such great facilities to hone your abilities,

    有很好的設施讓你磨練你的能力,

  • you'll never want to go outside.

    你決不會想要離開學院,

  • Every college has a dining hall with a salad bar and grill

    每個學院都有餐廳,有沙拉和烤肉

  • and organic options for every meal.

    每一餐還有有機食物的選擇

  • I'm going to eat my fill.

    我要去享用我的大餐

  • Each one has a common room, which we could not live without -

    每個學院有個不可缺少的公共室

  • to study or to meet in groups

    可以互相學習,或小組討論

  • or simply to hang out.

    或只是放鬆也好

  • And when the dining halls are closed there's butteries for snacks.

    當餐廳關了,還有小舖會提供小吃,

  • And if you need a study break,

    然後,如果你讀累了,想休息一會,

  • there's game rooms to relax.

    有遊戲間讓你放鬆,

  • I can get to my college library

    我可以去學院裡的圖書館,

  • without stepping foot outside.

    不用出門,

  • And just right down the hallway,

    就在走廊的下面,

  • my clothes are washed and dried.

    我可以洗衣和和烘衣

  • I work out in my college gym, a mere two floors below.

    我可以在學院的健身房運動,就在下兩樓

  • Then I meet my friends for rehearsal in the dance studio.

    然後我和朋友在舞蹈教室練舞蹈,

  • There are tons of music practice rooms where I can hone my skills. We even have a movie theater This one always gives me chills!

    有很多音樂室讓我可以磨練我的技巧,我們甚至還有電影院,這個總是使我嚇到,

  • We don't have normal dorms at Yale.

    在耶魯,我們沒有單人宿舍,

  • Instead, we live in suites.

    我們住在套房,

  • So you may have a roommate.

    所以你可能會有個室友,

  • We have matching sheets!

    我們有相同的床單,

  • Outside there's a common room, so come and stay awhile. There's space for couches and TV's

    在外面,有個公共聽,可以去待一會,有沙發和電視

  • or a lava lamp if that's your style. At the head of every college is a Master and a Dean.

    或者你喜歡有個熔岩燈,每個學院都有個院長和主任,

  • They live with us and eat with us

    他們跟我們一起吃和住,

  • and everything between.

    和享受每件事情,

  • Am I taking the right class?

    我選對課了嗎?

  • Will these credits suffice?

    這些學分夠嗎?

  • I've got the flu. Need a pass.

    我得了流感,需要假單,

  • Can I get some adviceWhat's a good summer program?

    能給我些意見嗎?哪個是暑假的好活動?

  • This fellowship is nice.

    這樣的同儕感覺很好,

  • Thank goodness that we have our Dean.

    感謝神,讓我們有主任在身旁,

  • A Master brings us all together

    院長使大家聚在一起,

  • as our senior prof.

    像是一位資深教授,

  • hosting study breaks and lectures for when we need time off.

    當我們需要休息時,他會主持娛樂活動和演講,

  • Who'd like to see a Broadway show?

    誰想看百老匯表演?

  • I'll gladly subsidize.

    我很樂意資助,

  • Let's host another concert -

    讓我們再安排另一個音樂會,

  • I'll proudly harmonize.

    我會很得意得擔任和聲,

  • There's free food in the evening for all of you to share, and a Master's Tea tomorrow too. I hope to see you there.

    今晚大家可以享用免費的食物.明天還有個院長的茶會,我希望你會到,

  • Master's Tea's are a chance to see all your favorite celebrities.

    院長茶會中,你會有機會見到你喜愛的名人,

  • Hear their stories and ask advice.

    聽他們的故事,問他們的意見,

  • ...which is why I had to interview him twice.

    這就是為什麼我要採訪他兩次的原因,

  • Residential Colleges, come give a cheer.

    為住宿學院歡呼,

  • A place to call our home for all four years.

    在整整四年,這個地方會讓你有家的感覺

  • A sense of unity, immense community

    一種團結感,和很好的社區感,

  • Our friendships will prevail. That's why I chose Yale.

    我們的友誼會長存,這就這為什麼我選擇耶魯,

  • But when you do step outside your Residential College,

    但當你離開宿舍學院,

  • who knows what you might run into.

    誰知道你可能會遇到那些人呢?

  • But mostly, I chose Yale

    但,主要我選擇耶魯的原因,

  • for its superb academic opportunities.

    是因為它有個極好的學術,

  • I came to Yale because I wanted to learn

    我來耶魯,因為我渴望學習

  • and I wanted to learn from the best.

    也渴望學習到最好的,

  • I was tired of memorizing figures and facts just to pass another test.

    我已經厭惡去熟記數據和論據,就只是為了通過另一個考試,

  • Last year I spent the summer abroad, I helped to monitor a foreign election. And now I volunteer at a law school clinic on human rights protection.

    去年的夏天,我出國,我幫忙監控一個國外的選舉,現在,我在法學院擔任人權保衛的志工,

  • I want to be an architect someday -I want to help save a city that's dying.

    某天,我希望成為建築師,我想挽救一個逐漸枯竭的城市,

  • That's why I needed a school that would push me to see that my coursework has a grounding in reality. Now I grasp the bigger picture - my perspective has a different scale.That's why I chose Yale.

    這就是為什麼,我需要一間大學,可以督促我去達到一個實際的意義,現在,我有遠景,有了不同視野的領悟,這就是為什麼我選擇耶魯,

  • I came to Yale from across the world, because I wanted a global education. Now I'm bringing clean water to the countries that need it through the H20 Africa Foundation.

    我從世界另一端來到耶魯,因為我渴望有個全球化教育,現在,藉由非洲水的建設,我給需要的國家乾淨的水,

  • I'm taking a class called Philosophy of Art, to see where truth and beauty connect. What is the concept of art, and why should we care?

    我正在一堂修藝術哲學的課,去看看美和真理怎麼的結合,什麼是藝術?為什麼我們要顧慮?

  • Where do Plato and Picasso intersect?

    柏拉圖和畢卡索有什麼共同之處?

  • I study real world problems that need to be solved,

    我研究急需解決的世界問題

  • because the climate is changing fast.

    因為氣候正在迅速的改變,

  • I'm working on a project I designed myself

    我正在研究一項自己設計的計畫,

  • for submission to a conference on the Polar Ice Shelf.

    為了參加一個極地冰層研討會,

  • With the faculty's help, I know that I won't fail.

    有教師們的幫忙下,我相信我會成功,

  • That's why I chose Yale.

    這就是為什麼我選擇耶魯,

  • How do I know which class to take?

    我怎麼知道要選哪門課程呢?

  • There's over 2000 here.

    這裡有超過兩千多堂課,

  • More than 50 foreign languages.

    50種以上的外國語言,

  • It's only our freshman year.

    這只是我們大學的第一年,

  • Well, as your freshman counselor,

    恩,作為你們的新生顧問,

  • I was chosen by the Dean.

    我是被主任指派,

  • I'm a senior in this college,

    我是大四生,

  • and I know just what you mean.

    我知道你們的意思,

  • The first two weeks of classes,

    在剛開始的兩個禮拜課程,

  • take any course you choose.

    去上你選得的任何課,

  • Then you pick your favorites -

    然後再選擇,你喜歡的,

  • there's no way you can lose.

    這樣下來,你沒有任何損失,

  • And when it's time to study for that intensive course,

    當你研讀一個密集課程,

  • and you're looking for the perfect resource,

    而且你還正在尋找一個完整的資源時,

  • Yale's libraries have got what you need -

    在耶魯圖書館,你能找到任何你需要的,

  • dozens of collections sure to help you succeed.

    許多的館藏保證能幫助到你,

  • Within this mountain of books, between these walls

    在這一堆書中,在高牆之間,

  • you'll find music and film,

    你會找到音樂和電影,

  • ancient maps and all.

    古代地圖,和所有東西

  • You'll want for nothing

    你不用擔心,

  • someone clearly thought of every detail.

    已經有人為你想好一切,

  • Do you mind?

    不好意思,

  • This is a library.

    這裡可是圖書館,

  • ...sorry.

    ...不好意思,

  • That's why I chose Yale.

    這就是為什麼我選擇耶魯,

  • Everyone here is on a similar mission

    這裡的每個人都有相同的使命,

  • where great classes and professors are a campus tradition.

    好的課程和教授成了一個校園傳統,

  • The students are able and the classes are small,

    學生是能幹的,教室是不大的,

  • so go audition all your courses in the lecture hall.

    所以快去演講廳,去試聽你的所有課程,

  • Come on people, time to hit the ignition

    大家,來吧,是時候點燃心中的烈火,

  • in science or in chemistry or as a musician.

    在科學,化學,或成為音樂家,

  • Meet your professors over coffee or dinner -

    你可以在喝咖啡時或吃晚餐時,和教授交談,

  • with their help you're sure to be an academic winner

    在他們的幫助下,你絕對可以成為一個學術贏家,

  • We're housed in suites in our residential colleges.

    我們住在宿舍學院,

  • There's no debating it, everyone acknowledges -

    沒有人有異議,每個人都知道的,

  • we've got it made with a Master and a Dean,

    在我們學習過程,有著院長和主任的陪伴,

  • and a freshman counselor to show us the scene.

    還有個新生顧問為我們展現願景,

  • Residential Colleges give spirit and unity to every single person in the Yale community

    住宿學院給予每一個在耶魯社區的人團結的精神,

  • We eat there and we study and we joke and relax

    我們這那飲食 學習 玩 放鬆

  • and go to masters teas and study breaks for nighttime snacks.

    和參加院長的茶會,也在休息中吃著消夜,

  • That's why we chose Yale!

    這就是為什麼我們選擇耶魯,

  • All right then...

    好了,現在,

  • "Cats" was better.�

    《貓》(音樂劇)拍得比這個好

...and that's why this is such an important decision

這就是為什麼是個重要的決定

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我選擇耶魯的原因 (That's Why I Chose Yale)

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    lsy 發佈於 2013 年 11 月 10 日
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