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【飛越太平洋】前進加拿大——UWC學費募資計畫

提案人郭羽婕

我即將前往加拿大的UWC分校就讀,追隨UWC教育運動的精神,盡我所能貢獻臺灣社會並拓展國際視野。

103% 103%
NT$352,500
目標 NT$340,000
贊助人數 54
剩餘時間 6 天
時程 2021/03/24 12:00 – 2021/05/23 02:00
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(The English version is appended below.


前言:

大家好,我是郭羽婕Joyce,今年18歲,目前就讀北一女中數理資優班高三。在世界聯合學院(UWC)臺灣理事會的選拔之下,很幸運能被錄取,我即將前往位於加拿大的分校,就讀兩年的IBDP課程,並代表臺灣與其他國家交流。



從親朋好友到面試過程,不斷有人問我:「你是北一女中,也考上不錯的大學,為什麼你要去UWC再讀兩年高中?」

的確,我已經確定申請上臺大喜歡的科系,但接觸到UWC,發現它與臺灣教育非常不同,讓我看到教育的另一種可能,使我有機會做出改變社會的事,回饋滋養我成長的家鄉,並貢獻世界。這所學校聚集了來自世界各地100多個國家的人們,也提供許多機會深入當地進行志工服務,使我學習更多課業以外的事物,嘗試挑戰自己並服務人們。

追求功名利祿不是我的目標,能讓自己的存在有價值,並對他人產生影響,才是我想要的生活。我明白這是一個得來不易的機會,而我也準備好要踏出臺灣去面對各種挑戰,將我所得到的資源散播出去,並讓我們的國家被世界看見



、讓世界認識臺灣

臺灣擁有許多珍貴的事物,我希望能將臺灣值得欣賞的部分推廣出去。

1. 防疫奇蹟與健保:這次COVID-19疫情席捲全球,臺灣卻能過著令其他國家無法想像的正常生活,我們擁有精心規劃的制度和配合政策的國民,才能達成多日零本土確診案例的奇蹟。除此之外,臺灣的健保制度也是全世界數一數二的完善,由此可以保障國人的健康與晚年,形成良性循環,使大家都能安心生活。

2. 民主自由:臺灣的民主制度與言論自由,可以說是華人社會中最開明的,這樣的風氣非常令我引以為傲,我希望能藉由舉辦論壇交流,讓大家都能說出自己的想法,感受生在臺灣能感受到的自由,同時也能打破對彼此的成見,讓其他國家聽見臺灣學生的聲音。

3. 社會運動:我十分關注LGBTQ族群的議題,由於臺灣的社會運動風氣相當盛行,即使身為高中生的我也有參與的能力,例如去年的同婚大遊行等。我到加拿大後也會持續投入,和當地的團體認識並學習他們的方法與精神,因為社運是一條未竟之路,即使修憲或立法已使這群人獲得法律上的保障,但整個社會的觀念還沒有徹底改變,因此我希望回臺後能繼續宣揚這樣的理念

二、建立留學資訊平台

身處於臺灣教育體制之下,卻發覺它不適合自己時,該怎麼辦?

當初的我不斷想找其他資源,卻發現以中文介紹國外學校的資訊甚少,因此我想將這樣的經驗,用淺白的文字搭配照片或短影片,讓閱讀者以輕鬆的心情觀看,讓大家看到國外生活不一樣的一面。

UWC擁有來自100多個國家的學生,是個完美的高中生交流平台。因此,我會邀請其他UWC分校的同學和校友,分享他們的經驗到平台上,讓學生的聲音更多元,甚至再和不同國家的高中、大學學生合作,我再將它們翻譯成中文,而後也可能開放線上問答,希望能觸及到更多人群,給臺灣有興趣到國外學習的學生,有充足的資訊管道。

三、連結加拿大當地臺裔子女

對於從小在國外生長的臺裔子女,他們的血脈與我們相同,卻沒有真實生活在臺灣的經驗,因此可能對自己祖先的文化十分不熟悉。我想做的是介紹臺灣的文化特色與社會現況,連結國外與家鄉記憶,讓他們不至於因為身處異地而沒有機會了解臺灣。

四、舉辦加拿大留學與國際教育分享會

UWC是個良好的高中生文化交流平台,我想親身體驗過這種教育模式後,和大家分享在國外體驗到的特色,以及如何看待不同的教育體制。除此之外,現在臺灣關於UWC的資訊還不夠豐富,因此我要推廣並盡力配合臺灣理事會辦理活動,使它成為臺灣高中生的選項之一,讓臺灣教育體制下感到迷茫的學生有一個改變人生的機會

世界聯合學院 United World Colleges (UWC) 始創於1962年,起源於德國教育學家 Kurt Hahn博士的教育理念,他認為如果能將來自不同國家、種族、宗教和社會階層的人聚集在一起,讓他們共同生活、相互學習與理解,可以為消除國家與地區間的衝突,接納彼此的差異並促進和平。UWC十分重視體驗學習、社區服務和戶外活動,也支持學生自發性創辦組織、發起計畫。

備註:就學後,IBDP提供等同台灣高二、高三的課程,畢業後取得高中文憑。


  • Pearson的創立:於 1957 年獲頒諾貝爾和平獎,紀念前加拿大總理萊斯特.B.皮爾森的遺澤,他的和平與全球合作願景啟發了本校創辦人  

  • 獨特的地理環境:校園內擁有茂密的森林,臨近溫帶海岸。
     
  • 生態保護區:位於加拿大西岸溫哥華島南端附近的皮德灣(Pedder Bay),學生有機會海洋科學課程,到水下進行實地測量、踏查、擔任志工學習知識,並為守護瑞斯礁岩(Race Rocks) 生態保護區而盡心力。


  • 這兩年的學費一共約268萬台幣(100%)
  • 謝謝臺灣理事會提供了約134萬台幣的獎學金(50%)
  • 謝謝家人願意提供100萬台幣的學費(37.3%)
  • 高中畢業後我會打工賺取自己的機票和生活費
  • 學費不足的部分約34萬台幣(12.7%)
  • 希望能夠集結平台上大家的幫助募集剩餘的學費

我來自新北市永和,父母擁有開明的思想且信任我,讓我全權安排自己的時間,也從不要求我的課業表現,因此我才有機會參與許多課外活動,從中增廣見聞、打破對特定事情的刻板印象,進而尋找自己的興趣。 由於性格獨特,在同學老師眼中我很可能是個「怪人」——很有自己的想法、常思索人生意義、會上街頭參與社會運動、探索更多課本之外的知識。

志工服務使我感恩

高一暑假時,我在清大智光營中擔任輔導員,帶領具有先天障礙的學員,一同辦活動、玩遊戲。我體會到陪伴者的辛苦以及他們堅忍不拔的信念,使我學會感恩,珍惜自己現在所擁有的幸福,也更加堅定要持續幫助他人。

科展培養我邏輯思考能力

身為數理資優班學生,使我有機會和大學實驗室合作研究,為幫助資源較缺乏的地區能及早發現並治療類風濕關節炎,我和夥伴致力於發展出一種方便快速且成本較低的方法。


撰寫專題與校刊使我思考

高二時,我成為學生媒體「高中生看世界」的一員,在其中擔任專題編輯,想打破「學生只能讀書」的刻板印象,以學生的視角寫出我們的聲音,再利用第四權媒體、第五權公民,在沒有政治壓力的情況下透過國際視野反思在地現況、借鏡世界反思台灣。

以身為臺灣人為傲

我相信到加拿大念書的這兩年,將是一場洗滌自我的旅程,也能培育我有足夠堅強的心和助人的能力,找出自己的特色與存在價值。因為我以身為臺灣人為傲,這樣堅實的後盾使我不會迷茫,能更自信地將生命中美好的事物和臺灣的美,分享給來自世界各地不同國家的人們,讓他們也能被我們的生命力所感動。


 107年
.國中三年考試皆維持在校排前3%、班排前二名且會考滿級分
.參與國際特赦組織的寫信馬拉松活動
.擔任學校圖書館小義工

108年
.錄取Lead for Taiwan單位舉辦的思辨論壇青年營隊
.擔任學生媒體高中生看世界的專題編輯
.參加同婚元年臺灣同志大遊行
.參加國際特赦組織舉辦人權工作坊
.與清大智光營到啟智中心擔任志工並服務學員
.與自學生創辦北區自學生醫學研究社
.參加北醫醫學工程競賽獲得佳作
.參與臺灣冤獄平反協會年度論壇的司法科學與冤案救援講座
公民記者:介紹大稻埕歷史與旗袍文化興衰
.在臺北科學日當物理科服務志工
.參與性教育設計思考工作坊活動

109年
旺宏科學獎佳作
.中等學校學生科學研究獎助計畫補助並獲得二等獎
.校內科展物理科特優
.錄取Lead for Taiwan單位舉辦的哲學思辨培訓課程
.至木柵動物園志工,服務來自世界各地的遊客
.擔任學校圖書館策展人
.與青年社共同撰寫校刊獲得銅質獎
.學校國文作文比賽第二名
.詩作被創世紀詩舍刊登於詩刊
.全球華文學生文學獎散文組入圍
.校園聯合文藝獎散文組佳作

110年
.進入臺灣國際科學展覽物理科決審
.與BTS無界塾自學生一同策展,思考教育意義


電子感謝函:感謝你們的支持與鼓勵,不論金額多寡,我都會寫一封E-mail感謝您們。

經驗分享Email:到UWC兩個月內,我會寫下自己從出國到UWC在當地生活的點滴,內容包括如何適應不同的生活、感受到的文化衝擊等。

一學期生活影片:在UWC一學期結束時,我會將整學期的經驗與見聞製作成影片,內容包括課業上的問題、其他課外活動與校園環境等。


加拿大明信片:從加拿大當地挑選,親手撰寫後寄出

加拿大當地小禮物:到當地購買,目前保持神秘


校園或其他場地演講:預計在完成UWC兩年的學業後(2023年6月之後),將回臺灣舉辦分享會,詳細日期、時間、地點、方式將以E-mail討論。

個人對談用餐:預計在完成UWC兩年的學業後(2023年6月之後)回台,屆時可依您的要求分享經驗,詳細日期、時間、地點、方式將以E-mail討論。

加拿大任務:只要在我能力範圍之內,我會盡可能替您完成,任務後續將以E-mail聯絡


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後記與感謝
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Introduction:

Hello everyone, I'm Joyce (郭羽婕), an 18-years-old graduating student of Taipei First Girls High School math gifted class. I was fortunately admitted by the United World College (UWC) Taiwan National Committee to enter the Pearson College UWC in Canada. I will study for two years of IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) courses and represent Taiwan in culture interchanges with other countries.


People kept asking me: "You are a Taipei First Girls High School student, and about to enter a good university. Why do you go to UWC for another two years of senior high school courses?"

Indeed, my GSAT (General Scholastic Ability Test) score was good enough for National Taiwan University. But I found UWC is very different from Taiwanese education. It allowed me to see another possibility of education and gave me the opportunity to change society, contribute to the world, and give back to my homeland. This school has gathered people from more than 100 countries from all over the world, and it provides many opportunities to go deep into the local area to volunteer, so that I can learn more things beyond schoolwork, try to challenge myself and serve people.

Fame and fortune is not my goal. What I want is to make my existence valuable and to have an impact on others. I realize that this is a rare opportunity, and I am ready to step out of Taiwan to face various challenges, spread the resources I have obtained, and let my country be seen by the world.



1. Let the world understand Taiwan

Taiwan has many precious things, and I want to introduce the beauty of Taiwan to the world.

(1) Epidemic prevention miracle and health insurance: People in Taiwan can lead a normal life that other countries can't imagine under the rage of COVID-19. Our well-planned system along with the nationals who cooperate with policies work a miracle of zero local confirmed COVID-19 cases for hundreds of days. In addition, Taiwan's health insurance system is also one of the best in the world, which can protect the health and old age of the people of the country, forming a virtuous circle, so that everyone can live with peace of mind.

(2) Democracy and freedom: Taiwan’s democratic system and freedom of speech is almost the most enlightened in the Chinese society, and I am very proud of this atmosphere. I hope that everyone can speak out their thoughts through forums and interchanges, so that it can break the prejudice against each other and let other countries hear the voice of Taiwanese students.

(3) Social movement: I am very concerned about the LGBTQ issues. Taiwan's social movement is quite popular. Even I am just a high school student, I have the ability to participate in social movement, such as the same-sex marriage pride parade last year. After I arrive in Canada, I will continue to invest in getting to know the local groups and learn their methods and spirit because social movement is an unfinished road. Even if the constitution or legislation has already given them legal protection, social concepts have not completely changed, so I hope to continue to promote this concept after returning to Taiwan.


2. Establish an information platform for studying abroad

What should I do when I find that the Taiwanese education system is not suitable for me?

At the beginning, I was constantly looking for other resources, but found that there was very little information about foreign schools in Chinese. Therefore, I wanted to match photos or short videos with plain text, so that readers can watch them easily, and let everyone see the different side of life abroad.

UWC gathered students from more than 100 countries and is a perfect platform for high school students to communicate. Therefore, I will invite classmates and alumni from other UWC branches to share their experiences on the platform to make students’ voices more diverse, and even cooperate with high school and university students from different countries. I will translate them into Chinese, and try to open online Q&A, hoping to reach more people, and to provide Taiwanese students who are interested in studying abroad with sufficient information channels.


3. Connecting local Taiwanese children in Canada

Those Taiwanese children who grew up abroad have no real life experience in Taiwan. So they may be very unfamiliar with the culture of their ancestors. What I want to do is to introduce Taiwan’s cultural characteristics and current social conditions, and to link the memories of foreign countries and their homeland, so that they will not lose the opportunity to learn about Taiwan because they are in a different place.


4. hold a sharing session on studying in Canada and international education

After I have personally experienced the UWC education, I would like to share the characteristics of foreign education and how to view different education systems. In addition, the current information about UWC in Taiwan is not enough, so I want to promote and try my best to cooperate with the Taiwan Council to organize activities in order to make it one of the options for Taiwan’s high school students, so that students who feel confused under the education system in Taiwan have an opportunity to change their life.


United World Colleges (UWC) was founded in 1962 and originated from the educational philosophy of German educator Dr. Kurt Hahn. He believes that if people from different countries, races, religions and social classes can live and learn from each other, the conflicts between countries and regions can be eliminated, so that they can accept other's differences and promote peace. UWC attaches great importance to experiential learning, community service and outdoor activities, and also supports students to spontaneously establish organizations and initiate projects.

Remarks: IBDP provides courses equivalent to Taiwan's second and third year of senior high school, and obtains a senior high school diploma after graduation.



  • Lester B. Pearson – Pearson College UWC was created to honour the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lester B. Pearson, a former prime minister of Canada, whose vision of peace and global cooperation inspired the founders of the school.
  • Unique geographical environment– Located on the mild west coast of Canada on the traditional territory of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation.
  • Ecological Reserve – Pearson College UWC acts as the eco guardian for the world-renowned Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Students learn through marine sciences courses, diving activity and volunteering on the reserve.


  • The total tuition for two years is about NT$2,680,000 (100%)
  • Thank you Pearson College for providing scholarships of about NT$1,340,000 (50%)
  • Thank you for my family’s to provide about NT$1,000,000 (37.3%)
  • I will work part-time to earn my own air ticket and living expenses
  • The part of insufficient tuition is about NT$340,000 (12.7%)
  • Hope to gather everyone’s help to raise the remaining tuition


I come from Taiwan. My parents have an enlightened mind and trust me, so they allow me to arrange my time and never ask for my academic performance. That's why I have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities to broaden my horizons, break the specific stereotypes, and look for my own interests. Because of my unique personality, I may be a "weird" in the eyes of my classmates and teachers. I have my own ideas, often participate in social movements, and explore more knowledge outside of textbooks.


Volunteer service make me learn to be grateful

During the summer vacation of high school, I participated in the camp which led students with congenital disabilities to organize activities and play games together as a counselor. I have experienced the companions’ hard work and perseverance, which made me learn to be grateful, cherish the happiness I had, and become more determined to continue helping others.


Science research cultivates my logical thinking ability

As a student of math gifted class, I have the opportunity to cooperate with university laboratories in research. In order to help areas with less resources to detect and treat rheumatoid arthritis early, my partner and I are committed to developing a convenient, fast and low-cost method.


Writing a topic report and school journal makes me think

I became a member of the student media and worked as a editor in it. I wanted to break the stereotype that "students can only study", write our thoughts from the perspective of students, and reflect on the current situation between internation and Taiwan without political pressure.


Proud of being a Taiwanese

I believe that the two years of studying in Canada will be a journey of self-cleansing, and it will also nurture me to have a strong spirit and the ability to help others and find out my own characteristics and existence value. Because I am proud of being a Taiwanese, such a solid backing prevents me from getting lost, and can more confidently share the beauty of Taiwan with people from different countries around the world, so that they can also be touched by us.


Electronic letter: Thank you for your support and encouragement. Regardless of the amount, I will write an E-mail to thank you.

Experience sharing Email: Within two months of arriving at UWC, I will write down my experiences from going abroad to UWC living there, including how to adapt to a different life and the cultural shock, and so on.

One-semester life video: At the end of first semester, I will make a video of my experience and insights throughout the semester, which will include schoolwork problems, other extracurricular activities and campus environment.

Canadian postcard: Selected from Canada, hand-written and mailed.

local gifts in Canada: buy them locally and keep them mysterious now

Lectures on campus or other venues: It is expected that after completing two years of UWC studies (after June 2023), I will return to Taiwan and hold a sharing meeting. The detailed date, time, location and method will be discussed by E-mail.

Personal talks: It is expected to return to Taiwan after completing two years of UWC studies (after June 2023). I can share experience according to your requirements. The detailed date, time, location and method will be discussed by E-mail.

Canadian mission: As long as it is within my ability, I will complete it for you as much as possible. The follow-up task will be discussed by E-mail.


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Contact method
If you have any questions about this fundraising project, please inquire and provide suggestions here, and I will reply as soon as possible.
My E-mail
:joyce.guoyujie@gmail.comy


Postscript and thanks
Thank you for spending the time to read my plan. Regardless of the amount, every penny you sponsor is to achieve the concept of UWC education. I will also update the content regularly. If your relatives and friends are interested in my plan, please forward it to them too! I hope that everyone will resonate with the plan and help me achieve my fundraising goals.

 



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