Online Course Review – EM Normandie Virtual Summer School 2021

Online Course Review – EM Normandie Virtual Summer School 2021

2 TUẦN HỌC -TÔI ĐÃ QUEN ĐƯỢC NGẦN ẤY CON NGƯỜI – Sharing by Nhi Phan.

[English is below]

Hi mọi người, như mọi người cũng đã thấy ít nhiều trên story của mình là tại sao mình lại học chung lớp mới nhiều người nước ngoài dị? Tại sao học khuya vậy? vân vân và mây mây thì đây là post sẽ chia sẻ tất tần tật :3 .

Do dịch bệnh COVID-19 nên Nhi không được đi đâu, tính ra tiền cũng đủ no nê đi du lịch cùng đám bạn nhưng cũng không thể đi được, càng không thể đi về quê ngoại tận hưởng cánh đồng mát 🙁 . Vậy nên trong một ngày đẹp trời vô tình lướt thấy một bài post từ IU Student Exchange and Study Abroad Program (IU-SEaSAP) về chương trình Summer Virtual School được tài trợ 100% học phí từ trường Em Normandie, vì Nhi thấy có tới tận 2 khóa học hấp dẫn đó là Luxury BrandMarket Analytics nên đã bắt đầu tìm hiểu và đăng kí xin Học bổng. Vì là lần đầu tiên đi xin học bổng kiểu này nên là cũng hơi lóng ngóng nhưng mà nhờ các chị ở CIM – đơn vị host IU-SEaSAP đã hỗ trợ tụi mình rất nhiều trong các công đoạn nên cũng xong xuôi. Mình chỉ đăng kí được Market Analytics do giờ học này chỉ phù hợp với thời khóa biểu tuần, Nhi học khóa ngắn hạn 2 tuần và học mỗi ngày 3 tiếng rưỡi. Do học theo giờ Pháp (Paris) nên là phải học giờ ngặt nghèo là 9pm-12am30 😭 .
Cảm nhận vài ngày đầu cũng khá đặc biệt, do Nhi là một người thức khuya lắm nên là có thể việc thức khuya đối với mình đã là thói quen, tuy nhiên, thú thật mà nói thì dành hơn 3 tiếng ngồi trước cái máy tính học cũng là một trải nghiệm khó khăn bởi Nhi rất sợ việc ngồi học lâu 😭 , sợ bị lưng con tôm gen Z :v

Tuy nhiên Nhi rất bất ngờ bởi các bài học của chương trình.
– Thứ nhất, bài học rất ngắn, tầm gần 10 slide thôi nhưng mà thay vì những kiến thức khô khan thì thầy Radu đã ví dụ rất nhiều kiến thức thực tiễn và từ đó rất hiểu bài.
– Thứ hai, thêm vào đó để không tạo cơ hội cho sinh viên thụ động, thầy đã thiết kế chương trình là cứ cỡ hết bài học thầy sẽ để thêm 1 slide hoạt động nhóm. Đây là phần mình thích nhất bởi mình sẽ được random bỏ vào từng breaking room, tại đây mình đã quen được rất nhiều bạn, có bạn học Master từ Ấn Độ, có bạn là người Ý nói gì cũng è è è, có bạn đến từ Hong Kong lệch múi giờ phải học đến 1am, có bạn đến từ Malaysia là người Chinese, thật hỗ thẹn vì mình cũng là Chinese mà không thể giao tiếp với bạn :v , có bạn đến từ Ukraina học finance, và các bạn Việt Nam mới quen biết. Hoạt động này theo mình là rất vui vì không chỉ hỗ trợ rất tốt cho việc giao tiếp, làm quen nhiều bạn mới mà còn giúp thảo luận về câu hỏi của đề bài thầy giao, áp dụng ngay để xử lí nhờ đó mà Nhi cũng không phải quá khó khăn trong việc tiếp thu kiến thức :3

Nhi rất may mắn khi được học tập và làm việc cũng với thầy Radu – giảng viên phụ trách môn Market Analytics của mình. Theo cảm nhận, thầy là người rất nhiệt huyết, tận tình với sinh viên, cách dạy bài của thầy rất thích bởi nó luôn áp dụng thực tế, thầy luôn lắng nghe sinh viên mỗi khi sinh viên có thắc mắc, gentle giải đáp. Mỗi khi gặp bài tập khó thầy luôn là người tự chủ động join room để lắng nghe và đưa ra gợi ý để nhóm được làm việc tốt hơn.
Làm việc nhóm vui lắm, có hôm bị văng vào trúng cái phòng toàn người Việt Nam, cả đám cười ẻ, xong cả đám selfie chụp hình các kiểu quậy banh phòng :v
Tóm lại, trải nghiệm của Nhi về khóa học này là FUN, VALUABLE. Nếu có thể Nhi muốn được tham gia lần nữa.

P/S: Nhi xin gửi lời cảm ơn tới những con người đã hỗ trợ chúng em hết mực đó là các chị ở CIM, thầy Radu và toàn bộ các thầy cô bên trường Em Normandie đã tạo điều kiện thuận lợi cho tụi em tham gia khóa học bổ ích ❤

5/7/2021 – 16/7/2021
#SummerVirtualScholarship #MarketAnalysis #emnormandie #IUExchangeProgram
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English version:
2 WEEKS OF LEARNING – I HAVE BEEN KNOWN SO MUCH PEOPLE.
Hi everyone, as everyone has seen more or less on my story, why am I in the same class with so many foreigners? Why study so late? and so on, this is a post that will share everything :3 .

Due to COVID-19, Nhi can’t go anywhere, the money is enough to go on a trip with my friends, but I can’t go, even more can’t go back to my hometown to enjoy the cool fields 🙁 . Heaven accidentally came across a post from IU Student Exchange and Study Abroad Program about the 100% funded Summer Virtual School program to study for free from EM Normandie school, because I saw there were 2 attractive courses, Luxury Brand and Market Analytics, so I started researching and applying for a scholarship. Since it was my first time applying for a scholarship like this, it was a bit awkward, but thanks to Ms. Hang from IU Exchange for supporting a lot in every process, it was done. I can only sign up for Market Analytics because this class is only suitable for the weekly schedule. I took a short course for 2 weeks and studied for 3 and a half hours a day. Due to studying in French (Paris) time, I had to study time – Strictly 9pm-12am30 😭 .
Feeling the first few days is also quite special, because I am a person who stays up very late, so maybe staying up late is a habit for me, however, to be honest, I spend more than 3 hours sitting in front of the computer. Studying is also a difficult experience because I am very afraid of sitting for a long time TT , afraid of the back of the Z like shrimp :v
However, I was very surprised by the lessons of the program.
– Firstly, the lesson is very short, about 10 slides only, but instead of dry knowledge, Mr. Radu gave examples of a lot of practical knowledge and from there he understood the lesson very well.
-Secondly, in addition to not creating opportunities for students to be passive, I have designed the program that for the end of the lesson, will add 1 slide of group activities. This is my favorite part because I will be randomly dropped into each breaking room, here I have met a lot of friends, some of them are Master students from India, some of them are Italians , some of them come from Hong Kong, he has to study until 1am, I have a friend from Malaysia who is Chinese, it’s a shame because I am also Chinese but I can’t communicate with her :v , there are friends from Ukraine studying finance, and Vietnamese friends just met. This activity in my opinion is very fun because it not only supports very well communication and makes many new friends, but also helps to discuss the question of the teacher’s assignment, immediately applying it to handle it, so that Nhi also not too difficult in absorbing knowledge :3
Nhi is very fortunate to be able to study and work with Mr. Radu who teaches Market Analytics. In my opinion, he is a very enthusiastic and dedicated person to students, his teaching method is very interesting because it is always applied in practice, he always listens to students when students have questions, gentle answers. Whenever I encounter a difficult assignment, the teacher is always the one who actively joins the room to listen and give suggestions for the group to work better.
Working in a group was so much fun, one day I was thrown into a room full of Vietnamese people, the whole group laughed, and then they took selfies and took pictures of all kinds of things in the room.
In summary, Nhi’s experience of this course is FUN, VALUABLE. If possible, Nhi would like to participate again.
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P/S: Nhi would like to thank the people who have supported us all the way, including Ms. Hang from IU Exchange Program, Mr. Radu and all the teachers at Em Normandie school for creating favorable conditions for us to join this useful course ❤

5th Jul,2021 – 16th Jul, 2021
#SummerVirtualScholarship #MarketAnalysis #emnormandie #IUExchangeProgram

THE SUMMER SCHOOL NONLINEAR LIFE 4TH EDITION

THE SUMMER SCHOOL NONLINEAR LIFE 4TH EDITION

International University – Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City would like to invite IU students to participate in The Summer School Nonlinear Life 4th Edition organized by Riga Technical University (Latvia) and University of Bergamo (Italy).  The details are as follows:

  1. Program Schedule: 26 – 29.7.2021
  2. Eligibility:

The summer school is open to Bachelor, Master and PhD students enrolled in programs related to health (Medicine, Biotechnology, Veterinary, …), engineering (Bioengineering, Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, …), chemistry, biology and physics.

  1. Courses offered: Main topic: “Advances in materials for medicine”
  • Metallic biomaterials
  • Polymeric biomaterials
  • Ceramic biomaterials and coatings
  • Composite materials, nanostructured, engineered tissue and characterization of materials.
  1. Program fees: 100 EUR
  2. For more information: https://en.unibg.it/global/students-exchange/joint-programs-and-summer-schools/nonlinear-life
  3. Application package:

 – Short-term Application form: https://tinyurl.com/y36337sz;

– CV (file PDF);

– Motivation Letter;

– 01 scan file passport;

  1. Application deadline:

Application package sent to email nthang@hcmiu.edu.vn (PDF file) by 01.7.2021

HUFS 2021 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SESSION, KOREA

HUFS 2021 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SESSION, KOREA

International University – Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City would like to invite IU students to participate in 2021 International Summer Session organized by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea. The details are as follows:

  1. Program Schedule: 7 – 13.8.2021 (5 weeks)
  2. Courses offered by HUFS: https://www.hufsiss.online/about/course-info
  3. Program fees: $500/3-credits course, $150/1-credit course

NUS is pleased to offer scholarship of $100 for outstanding students who take more than 2 classes. For example, if the student takes one 3-credit class (USD 500) and one 1-credit class (USD 150), the total amount needed to pay is USD 550

  1. Application package:
  • Short-term Application form: https://tinyurl.com/y36337sz
  • CV (file PDF);
  • Transcript of record (scale 100);
  • 01 scan file passport;
  • ID photo (jpg file)
  1. Application deadline: Application package sent to A2.604 or email nthang@hcmiu.edu.vn by 5.2021

 

 

 

[IU Buddy x International Students] Making Bánh Chưng for Tết

[IU Buddy x International Students] Making Bánh Chưng for Tết

Tết holiday – Vietnamese Lunar New Year or simply Tet Vietnam is the most significant festival in the S-shaped country. As a result of being calculated by the lunar calendar, the Tet festival often occurs at the end of January or the beginning of February, which is later than New Year’s Day.

Tết is about home cooking. When it comes to Tết, bánh Chưng (the cube-shaped rice cake) and bánh Tét (the cylindrical-shaped rice cake) are the must-have food. They are the soul of Tết, representing Vietnamese tradition and culture. Making Bánh Chưng is one of the important activities of Vietnamese people to prepare for the longest holiday of the year. 

Bánh Chưng are made with just a handful of ingredients and taste absolutely delicious – sticky from the sticky rice, rich from the pork and mung beans and fragrant from the leaves (lá dong). During Tết 2021, IU Buddy Club, a student club that support for international students coming to IU-VNU has organized a small workshop about Bánh Chưng making process. 

The first layer, sticky rice.

The second layer, mung beans. The third layer, pork

 
 

Lunar New Year (Tet) in Ho Chi Minh in the eyes of 2 girls from Spain and Korea

Lunar New Year (Tet) in Ho Chi Minh in the eyes of 2 girls from Spain and Korea

My name is Sofia Jimena Robles Lera, 22 years old. I come from Spain, and am currently pursuing a BioMedical Engineering major. I came to Vietnam to look for an internship opportunity for this major. This is the first time I have celebrated Lunar New Year in Vietnam. 

And this is my friend, Kim Si Yeun, 22 years old. She comes from Korea, and is a urban sociology university student. Kim has just been in Vietnam 3 weeks ago. We are both exchange students in International University – Vietnam National University. Under the same situation that we are both far from home, we make friends with each other. Then, we made an one-day appointment to explore the Tet holiday atmosphere in Vietnam. 

On the 27th December of lunar calendar, we met at Kim’s house, then headed for Calligraphy street at Cultural House of Youth (District 1, Ho Chi Minh city).

Because of no experience in celebrating Tet in an Asian country, I was so excited. The street was decorated beautifully, with apricot and blossom flowers. Everyone was in a hurry but did not seem a bit angry. 

In Vietnam, people usually wear Áo Dài to hangout during Tet, so Kim and I really wanted to try this national costume once. The first time we tried to put on Áo Dài, we were a bit confused, did not know which item to choose, and how to put it on. Fortunately, the staff of the rental counter helped us. I chose the yellow one and Kim chose the white set with crane embroidery.

Initially unfamiliar, we often stumbled because of the long flap of Áo Dài. Then we knew how to adjust the front long flap to not be rolled while moving. Both Kim and I love this costume, because it showed our physique and helped us look more girly.  

The background was decorated beautifully and eye-catching. The booths were built according to the countryside scene. At first sight, we liked it so much that we hurriedly found a space to take photos. 

We experienced the “giving letters” custom in Vietnam so interestingly. Kim and I went into a booth to receive the letters. Through the materials I learned, I know this is red packets that the adults will put the lucky money in to give to children in Lunar New year. We love these red packets so much that we bought some as souvenirs. Kim asked to write the name of her younger brother – Taemin – and I asked for the phrase “Bình An Sofia”.

Besides red packets, we also enjoyed some souvenirs displayed here such as mini drums, stone mascot statue, dried gourd.

At mid-day, we stopped at a “Cool” drinking counter to take a rest. Kim said this is the first time she celebrated Tet far from home, so she really missed her family. In terms of me, I did not have my own plan. Besides the period of Tet preparation, I planned to travel with my friends to enjoy the cool atmosphere of Tet. The owner of the drinking counter said last year there had been a lot of foreigners coming to Calligraphy street. However, because of Covid-19 pandemic this year, the number of guests decreased. He also introduced for us some costumes and traditions characteristics in Vietnam. 

At 1pm, we gave back Áo Dài at the rental counter and moved to Ho Thi Ky flower market. Even though it was early afternoon, the flower market was still crowded and bustling. Every store was crowded with customers in and out. In the flower market, we were surprised to find that red packets could also be used as decorated items. Kim said in Korea, she had never seen people hanging these red packets on trees like this. We feel that living in Vietnam is wonderful. The pace of life and the friendliness of local people help us forget the homesickness. 

Wandering around the market, we selected a few branches of flowers to decorate our department room. These flowers cost about 40,000 dong. 

After the trip, I invited Kim to visit my home and together decorated and enjoyed the spring rolls I bought yesterday. Kim helped me design a flower vase by the drinking glass because my house does not have an available vase. 

About me, at the same time, I stuck the decorated stickers on the door. Because it is the year of Ox, I chose an ox sticker as decorations. 

Fried the spring rolls for the first time, so I accidentally turned on the fire too much, many rolls were scorched but still delicious. We felt quite lucky to be exchange students in Vietnam. Thanks to this opportunity, we have experienced many exciting things, and understood more about the traditional costumes here. 

If we have the second chance to celebrate Tet in Vietnam, I will go to Hoi An and Hue to explore more about these 2 regions. For Kim, she wanted to wrap sticky rice cake by herself and decorate the flowers with red packets. That night, we heard that Calligraphy street shutdown from 9 February because of a pandemic situation. We were so sad about the news because Kim and I still wanted to be back on 29 December of the lunar calendar to ask for some letters for our family. We hope that the situation will be back to normal in the upcoming time. 

Credit: https://zingnews.vn/tet-o-tphcm-trong-mat-2-co-gai-tay-ban-nha-han-quoc-post1182690.html