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Title: Welcome to Study Abroad Orientation


1
Welcome to Study Abroad Orientation
  • The Center for International Education
  • 555 N Indian Creek Drive
  • Clarkston, GA 30021

2
Ice Breaker Activity BINGO!
3
What is an emergency? (and what is not)
  • Is…
  • Someone is injured, falls ill or is hospitalized
  • Someone goes missing or does not show up when
    expected (before or during the program)
  • Someone is robbed, mugged or attacked
  • Someone is arrested or is behaving in a manner
    that could get them arrested
  • There is a serious emergency at home of which a
    participant must be notified
  • Is not…
  • Someone is homesick
  • Your child did not call yet and the plane was
    supposed to land 5 minutes ago

4
Who do you Call in an Emergency?
  • Program Director
  • Local emergency services (If the program leader
    is unavailable and the situation warrants it)
  • Emergency Contact Person at Host Institution
    Abroad (If available)
  • Center for International Education (Campus Police
    outside of normal business hours)
  • U.S. Embassy (Only if warranted, only in extreme
    cases and only if the program director is
    unavailable)
  • Always call the Center for International
    Education in any emergency situation! Parents,
    please always call us first before phoning abroad.

5
Agreement for Participation
  • Complete all information, sign and date
  • Student Conduct- Always be a good ambassador
  • Political Activity- Prohibited
  • All the laws of the host country apply to me
  • Driving- Bad Idea
  • Medical Decisions- GPC can seek medical help for
    me if I am unable to seek it for myself
  • Independent Travel- GPC is not liable
  • Academic Responsibility- Accept it
  • Getting Lost- It is MY responsibility to find the
    group
  • Changes to the Program- GPC may change your
    program if deemed necessary
  • Behaving Badly- I understand I can will be sent
    home at my own expense.

6
Health Forms
  • Emergency Contact- Relative or guardian
  • Health Information- Physician and Insurance
  • Health Issues
  • Immunization Record

7
Questions every study abroad student should know
the answers to
  • How many bags can you take on the plane? How
    often will you have to carry your bags?
  • What can you do to lessen the effects of jet lag?
  • What does your travel health insurance cover?
    What doesnt it cover?
  • At the airport the check in clerk is asking you
    ridiculous questions. You decide to crack a
    joke about having a bomb in your luggage. I
    mean, what is the worst that can happen?
  • What can the American Embassy do for you if you
    are arrested for using drugs/drunken behavior?
  • Your bags are searched at the airport , the
    customs officer finds your important prescription
    medicine, and says he has to confiscate it. Why
    would that happen? What can you do to avoid this
    happening?

8
Questions every study abroad student should know
the answers to
  • What will GPC do if you are caught using drugs or
    drinking excessively during a study abroad
    program?
  • After a week you are becoming frustrated with the
    way things work (or dont work) in your host
    country. You are having trouble making friends
    and you dont agree with some things that you
    see. You just want to sit in your room and sleep
    all day. Why might you feel this way and what can
    you do about it?
  • What are the regulations for bringing home
    souvenirs such as fresh fruit/ processed food/
    weapons/ products made from animals?
  • Tourists can be easy targets for pick pockets
    and robbers. What steps can you take to protect
    yourself in an unfamiliar place?

9
Announcements
  • We are always striving to improve our programs
    and to provide our students with excellent study
    abroad programs service.
  • Please complete a program evaluation when you
    return from your trip.
  • www.gpc.edu/gpcglobe/pre/evaluation.htm

10
Cultural Simulation (Tournament Guide Sheet)
  • You will have about 5 minutes to study the rules
    for and practice playing Five Tricks
  • Then the rules will be taken away and no verbal
    communication will be allowed.
  • From then on, you may gesture or draw pictures
    (not words!) but you may not speak or write
    words (or use sign language- Brent)
  • Then the tournament will begin. You will have a
    few more minutes to play at your home table (in
    silence).

11
Cultural Simulation (Tournament Guide Sheet)
  • SCORING begins at the start of the Tournament.
  • Game Winner The player taking the most tricks
    in the Game (one hand). If a game is not
    complete when the round ends, the player winning
    the most tricks so far in that game wins that
    game.
  • Round Winner The player winning the most games
    in the round.
  • Each round lasts only a few minutes
  • Players MOVE like this at the end of each round
  • The player who has won the most games during a
    round moves up to the next highest numbered
    table. If there are more than four players at a

12
Cultural Simulation (Tournament Guide Sheet)
  • table, the two players who have won the most
    games during a round move up to the next highest
    numbered table.
  • The player who has won the fewest games during
    a round moves down to the next lowest numbered
    table. If there are more than four players at a
    table, the two players who have won the fewest
    games during a round move down to the next
    lowest numbered table.
  • 5 high, 1 low

13
Cultural Simulation (Tournament Guide Sheet)
  • The other players remain at the table.
  • Winning players at the highest table remain at
    that table, as do losing players at the lowest
    table.
  • Ties are resolved by alphabetical order.

14
Have a Fun and Wonderful Experience!
  • Bon voyage!
  • Yoi ryoko o!
  • Yi lù shùn feng!
  • Buen viaje!
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