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Title: Introduction to Study Abroad

Exploring New Cultures
Your Name Title Institution
In this slide you will want to introduce yourself
and tell the audience where you are from and why
you are in America. In the next couple of slides
you will want to tell the audience more about
your home country in greater length.

Overview of my Country
  • In this slide provide a basic overview of your
    country. Introduce where you are from and mention
    the cultural differences and attractions of your
    country. In the next few slides show the place
    and role of your country in the world each role
    being a slide and highlight the attractions and
    significance of each region.

My Region of the World
  • Add pictures and information about your region of
    the world (ex. Southeast Asia, Europe, Middle
    East, Latin America, Western Africa, etc.)

My Country
  • Add information here about your country, such as
    geography, population, your political system
    (president, monarchy, prime minister, etc.) types
    of houses, currency, types of food, fun things
    kids would be interested in, etc.

My City
  • Add pictures and information about city views,
    your friends, where you went to school, places in
    your community, etc.

  • Have a slide here about your culture of your home
    country and how it differs from culture in the
    U.S. Perhaps you want to include differences in
    lifestyle, food, dress etc.

  • Mention here different attractions to your
    country-both physical and intangible. May want
    to include picture of a landmark or just a
    picture you are fond of at home. Another
    attraction might be the language, and you can say
    a sentence or two in your native language.

My Favorite Thing…
  • Tell students about one of your favorite things
    about your country to help them understand the
    wide variety of things you can experience while
    in a different country.

Typical Living in (home Country)
  • Provide information here about what daily living
    is like in your home country…include pictures,
    and highlight the differences between typical
    living arrangements back home and those evident
    in the U.S. Include these even if they are minute
    differences-such as different kinds of toilets or
    different eating utensils.

Why Learn about New Cultures?
  • Learn about new places.
  • To meet new people and make new friends
  • To study new things
  • To learn to speak a new language
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Create new confidence and self esteem

Top 5 Reasons to Learn about New Cultures
1. Learning about new cultures is a life-altering
experience! 2. A chance to learn about yourself
and be independent 3. Gain perspective on your
own country and culture 4. Learn a new
language 5. Explore your own heritage
What's so great about teenagers learning about
new places?
  • It opens you up to tons of opportunities to
    learn a language, make new friends and keep those
    international friends for years to come. You will
    change in ways you never expected.

Where Can You Go?
Latin America
Middle East
North America
There is a big world beyond the U.S.
Who do I know of who is from another country?
Here you might want add information and an
example of Music that is native to your home
countrythe most Popular indigenous music- you
can easily add an audio clip Here to play for
this slide, you may also want to highlight One
or two famous musicians from your home
country… Below are two examples of international
musicians with a Short biography.
Nelly Furtado Singer-Songwriter who was born
and raised in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.
She credits her ethnic background and childhood
for their cultural influence which sparked her
James Blunt Singer-Songwriter who was born in
Tidworth, Wiltshire, England. He served in the
British Army for four years before he began his
singing career.
Here you may want to include any information
about athletics, And how they might differ in
your home countrymaybe Soccer is called
football and is more popular, or perhaps in
Your home country people play different
games-like rugby or Cricket. You also may want
to highlight a famous athlete from Your country
in a short biographybelow are two examples of
International professional athletes who have
come to the U.S. .
Agnieszka Bibrzycka is a 24-year-old basketball
player for the San Antonio Silver Stars. She is
from Poland, and was named the Womens European
Player of the Year for 2003-2004 by the
prestigious Italian paper, La Gazzetta dello
Dirk Nowitzki is a 28-year-old basketball player
for the Dallas Mavericks. He is from Würzburg,
West Germany, and is a five-time All-Star. He is
also six-time all NBA, was the World
Championships MVP in 2002, and the Eurobasket
MVP in 2005.
Here you may want to mention (if applicable)
famous actors Or famouspeople in general that
are from your home country. They can be
international icons or just famous within your
home Country. Again, below are two examples of
short biographies Of two actors whom are from
foreign countries but famous in The U.S.
entertainment industry!
Hugh Jackman, was born in Sydney, Australia, and
is best known as Wolverine in the X-Men movies.
Isla Fisher, is an Australian actress, born in
Muscat, Oman. She is best known for her breakout
role as Gloria in Wedding Crashers.
Everyone can learn about new cultures
Why I Studied In the U.S.
  • Now that students have heard various reasons to
  • study in the U.S., you can help to inspire them
  • personalize your presentation by telling them
  • motivated you to study in the U.S. You may offer
  • unique perspective, or what ultimately made you
  • study abroad might be what a student needs to
  • to decide to study abroad themselves.

  • Offer here to answer any questions they may have
    about your home country, study abroad, life back
    home, or how life is for you being a foreigner
    living and studying in the U.S. You will want to
    come prepared to answer questions so consider
    these issues in advance and how you may want to
    respond to these concerns.