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[翻译]Education Report - The Community College Initiative Program

来源:慢速英语   时间:2014-03-27 10:42:24

From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.

这里是美国之音慢速英语教育报道。

Last week, we reported about community colleges in the United States. Some educators say these two-year colleges may be a good choice for international students who have finished secondary school and want to study in America.

上周我们报道了有关美国的社区学院。一些教育工作者表示,这些两年制学院可能是想到美国深造的中学毕业国际学生的一个很好的选择。

Today, we tell about program at some American community colleges for students from several nations. It is called the Community College Initiative Program, it lasts one year. It is for students from areas underserved in education and skills training.

今天我们谈到的是一些美国社区学院面向数个国家学生的项目,它被称为社区学院倡导项目,学时一年,面向教育或技能培训水平低下地区的学生。

Since 2007, about 2,100 students from sixty nations have taken part in the program. The Bureau of Educational Affairs of the United States State Department provides for their needs. Three consortia or organizations of community colleges administer the program with the Bureau of Educational Affairs. Schools across the country take part.

自2007年以来,来自60个国家的2100名学生参与了该项目。美国国务院教育事务局为他们的需求提供服务。三家机构联同教育事务局负责管理该项目。全国各地的学校都有参与。

Syedur Rahman is project director of the Community College Consortium led by Northern Virginia Community College. He says United States community colleges offer possibilities for foreign students whose governments can not do so. He says many students in poor, rural areas do not have an equal chance to succeed. They have few resources than students in big cities.

拉赫曼(Syedur Rahman)是以北弗吉尼亚社区学院为首的美国社区学院联盟的项目负责人。他说,美国社区学院给外国学生提供了他们政府无法提供的机会。他说,许多贫困农村地区的学生没有获得成功的平等机会,他们比大城市学生拥有的资源少得多。

At the start of their stay in America, students deepen their knowledge of English, and learn about their school's surroundings. They have several fields of study to choose from, including Information Technology, Business Administration and Agriculture. Other areas open to them include the Hotel and Visitors Industries, Media and Journalism, Engineering and Health.

在他们呆在美国的最初,学生们加深自己的英语知识并了解学校的环境。他们有数个研究领域可选,包括信息技术、企业管理和农业。其它面向他们开放的领域还包括酒店和旅游产业,媒体和新闻领域,工程领域以及健康领域。

Students attend classes and study at school. But they also are active in other school activities. They hold internships at businesses and nonprofit organizations. Program members at Muscatine Community College in Iowa are a good example. They can complete internships at businesses from local farms to large companies.

学生们在学校上课学习,但他们也都积极活跃于其它学校活动。他们在企业或非营利机构实习。爱荷华州马斯卡廷社区学院的项目学生就是个很好的例子。他们可以在从农场到大公司的各类企业中完成实习。

Students also give presentations about their countries to other students, and to local communities. And they do many hours of community service. At Miami Dade College in Florida this year, Community College Initiative Program students took part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service.

学生们还向其他学生及当地社区居民介绍自己的国家。同时他们还做很多小时的社区服务。今年佛罗里达州迈阿密达德学院社区倡导项目的学生就参与了马丁·路德·金全国服务日。

You can get more information about the program from the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in your country.

你可以通过贵国的美国大使馆公共事务科获取更多该项目的信息。

That's the Education Report from VOA Learning English. For more stories about education, visit our website, www.voanews.cn. I'm Jerilyn Watson.