2018 해외학생 인턴쉽 프로그램으로 입소하였던 Chia-Yuen Chou가 지난 8월 30일 프로젝트 최종 발표를 끝으로 인턴쉽 프로그램을 마쳤다. Chia-Yuen Chou는 세계적인 독일 명문 공과대학인 RWTH Aachen University에서 자동화 공학 분야의 석사 학위를 취득하였으며, 다양한 차량 관련 회사에서의 인턴쉽 경험을 가진 학생이다. 그녀는 ACE Lab에서 진행 중인 자율주행자동차 관련 연구에 관심을 가지고 지원하였으며, "교차로에서의 주변 차량 거동 예측"이라는 주제로 프로젝트를 진행하였다.
아래의 글은 Chia-Yuen Chou가 보내 온 인턴쉽 프로그램 소감문이다.
If you get the chance to go to South Korea then don’t hesitate, just go! You will love this country. Seriously.
Before I went to South Korea I had no feeling for this land. My goal was simply to experience the way of work and culture in East Asia. With IAESTE Germany I got a chance to go to South Korea and work at ACELAB in Hanyang University. In the beginning I got the impression that Korean people are very cold. Well, fortunately, things turned out to be different. My project objective was to predict the behavior of surrounding vehicles. This topic was very challenging but also very interesting as well. Work was not easy and trying to combine it with travel makes life in South Korea even harder and more exhausting. Although life was not easy as a foreigner, I had an amazing time during this internship! The language barrier (I went there without knowing a word Korean) and the great difference between German and Korean culture were very challenging for me, but most Korean people I met were very kind and had a helpful attitude towards foreigners. Also all members of ACELAB including the Korean intern were very kind, gave me a lot of advices and just tried to make my stay in Korea as pleasant as possible. During my stay in Korea I just learned so much whether it was about the project or Korean culture. It was just an incredible experience! I am really glad that I took on this adventure.
Thank you so much South Korea and especially ACELAB for making my experience in your country so wonderful and I hope to see you all again someday in the near future!