An Open Letter to the MBBS Students Staying in Campus on Winter Vacation
James | 27/01/2019
Dear MBBS students staying in campus,
Tomorrow I will leave Xiamen to my hometown for the Chinese Spring Festival. Though I have made everything in order, but I can’t make sure everyone of you will follow my order. So I have some advice for you once more.
1.Balance your entertainment and study. Of course, you are supposed to play a lot in the winter vacation to relax yourself from the busy workdays of last semester, but winter vacation is also a good chance for you to study without disturbulance. If you fail in the final exams or you want to improve your academic performance further, you should take full use of the winter vacation. It's a wise choice for you to balance your entertaiment and study. At last you will get a meaningful winter vacation.
2.Obey the rules and regualtions. Since you are students of Xiamen University, you should obey the rules of XMU. Since you are international students in China, you should obey the laws of China. For example, don't cook in the dorm in winter vacation. I know, someone thinks he is lucky enough to escape from the punishment for cooking in the dorm. But cooking in the dorm is a severe misconduct which would result in the fire of the dorm and cause the horrible life and property loss. Don't cross the line, please. Certainly, neither charge the e-bike batteries in the rooms.
3.Be cautious on the journey. I know some students want to travel to other cities around China. It's more improtant for you to keep cautious and polite on the way to your destination, as you have to face the unpredicatible challenge on your journey. It's very crowed in the transportation. And the Chinese will become impatient and uneasy. Don't fight or quarrel or conflict with local people as you are poor in Chinese language. If you do that, it's very possible of you to be detained by the police station. In one word, you should try your best to reduce the trouble on the way, and enjoy your journey.
4.Take good care of yourselves. Your body health and safety are the first priorities. Take good care of yourselves and try to avoid the accidents. Dont' be drunk and keep a clear mind all the time. If someone would run into some accident unfortunately and might be sent to hospital, I hope the other students could support him, as I'm in my hometown, more than 300 km away from you, at that moment, I can't give you first aid at the first time, so you should support each other.
5.Deepen the understanding of China. Every winter vacation is a precious opportunity for you in your campus life. If you stay in the campus, you can participate many Chinese traditonal activities and experience them and enjoy them, and learn some Chinese culture and tradition through them. If you travel around China, you can make some field investigation, so as to enchance your understanding of Chinese economy and society.
In one word, all the best to you. FAREWELL!
Let us reunite next semester. CHEERS !