My name is Issoufou Yassine I'm from Niger in West Africa. I came to China on March 2018 for studying Chinese language and also electronics as major. I've learned Chinese language for three semesters and started major courses last semester (September 2019).
At the beginning it was really difficult to communicate with chinese people because of the language barrier but I was making good progress learning the language at that time I could later on speak more often with some chinese friends.
我叫Issoufou Yassine 中文名字叫伊守福，来自西非的尼日尔。我于2018年3月来到陕西科技大学学习汉语，至今已经有三个学期了。2019年9月我进入了电子信息专业，开始了专业课的学习。在刚开始学习汉语时，由于语言障碍，与中国朋友交流确实很困难，但在交流过程中我在学习语言方面取得了长足的进步，后来我慢慢能与一些中国朋友交流了。
As my Chinese level was improving, I've started to more help people in the international student’s dormitory and later on giving a hand to the International office of the International college times to times. Most of the time it was some easy stuffs like making sure that a student has documents he/she needs to apply for the resident permit, or take them to the immigration office and help them apply, also help the office to communicate some information’s to the students, translate some documents, sometimes also translator between students and teachers, and other handy work. From last year also started to help some students to go to the hospital and communicate with the doctors.
It wasn't easy but not too hard also. The biggest problems I've faced when I was helping the international office were Time, Patience and Trust.
"Time" because, first I had a trouble to manage my time and adapt myself to the lifestyle. Second I had trouble to do things on time. And last point the most annoying one the time at which students can come to my room for help, over midnight the latest was at 3am.
"Patience" because students wasn't patient, they always want me to deal with them and their trouble right away regardless if I'm busy or not.
"Trust" because students sometimes don't try to ask the international office before doing some arrangements or modifications in the dormitory.
这对我来说并不容易，但也不算太难。对我来说，作为一名学生助理最重要的事是投入时间、耐心和信任。 首先来讲“投入时间”，我以前在时间管理方面有不足，总是觉得时间紧张；准时对我来说是一件难事。 另外，同学们有时候很晚找我帮忙。
At the end I find a way to deal with all of those, and I know that if the students were really trusting the International office by directly go to them when they need help they could have understood and try their best to help, which will help themselves to improve their services as an International college.I'm not sure that my work was really great, but I think it was good enough to make the international office trust me again with the recent event that China is being through. Ask me to take care of students and make sure that they take care of themselves. Taking daily body temperature, making sure if they are on campus or not,if not making sure they are safe and following the new rules and regulations for preventing the virus.
Me collaborate with the International Office was and still is a really great opportunity to experience how chinese school administration works, to challenge myself as a foreigner in China. I've learned a lot from the collaboration not only in the workplaces but also in chinese language and culture. Now I've improved my chinese, my personal skills and acquired some new, and also have a better understanding of Chinese culture and lifestyle. So I'm really thankful to Shaanxi University of Technology and Science of giving me the opportunity to come to China and to the International College for giving me the chance to collaborate with them and become a better man.