JIC – The American Dream
JIC: So you are student Manager, right? How long have you been a student manager?
Julia: I remember I started February 2, so more than 4 months already.
JIC: How was your experience?
Julia: Actually, I think it’s interesting because I have the chance to work with a lot of people from different countries, like Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese also so I think it’s interesting.
JIC: is it difficult?
Julia: Because you have to adjust into different cultures from other countries for Japanese, you have to have the different approach from Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese.
JIC: So how did you cope up with this?
JULIA: Because I really care about students so I think it’s an advantage to my work because if I care about them I can understand them and help them and support them also.
JIC: Is it difficult?
JULIA: Yeah I think, for the manager believes that you just don’t support students, you have to work all day also. Actually, managers don’t have a holiday. We don’t have a holiday. We have to work for the weekend.
JIC: Is this okay with you?
JULIA: sometimes it makes me stressed but I think it’s okay and also I like the most in here are the people, I love my colleagues, we always support each other to do our work to make everything easier.
JIC: Anyways, why do you study English by the way?
JULIA: Actually, I want to go abroad, I want to explore and learn something from each country.
JIC: Which country?
JULIA: I want to go to America, my American dream; because I have this old teacher of mine, and now he lives in America and I really want to go to America to visit him.
JIC: Do you have a specific State?
JULIA: Yes, Salt Lake, Utah.
JIC: oh, that’s where your friend lives?
JIC: When do you plan to go there?
JULIA: Maybe I think I have to prepare first so it will take a long time, it will take 3 years… ah no 2 years, maybe.
JIC: Is that why you’re studying IELTS?
JIC: How’s IELTS so far?
JULIA: I think I love my teacher since she is very nice.
JULIA: Teacher Cristina, she is very nice and always pushes me to study even sometimes I have to be absent from class because I have to do something for work.
JIC: She’s your writing teacher, right? Tell me about your writing teacher?
JULIA: She’s very nice, very friendly, humorous but sometimes she is very strict.
JIC: Is it good or bad?
JULIA: hmm for me it’s good, it’s really good because I need someone to push me to study because sometimes I forgot to study.