workshops are led by International Ambassadors, faculty, and staff to help prepare students for the various realities in the study abroad experience. Read the brief descriptions below and find the one that most appeals to you from among the options.
Being a Woman Abroad
April 12, 2010 / 6:00 - 7:00 PM / Benson, Conference Room 21 (RSVP Now)
This is a session designed to inform and educate women about their role and their safety abroad. We will address different ways for women to maintain their safety and also to understand the importance of acting appropriately while abroad—there are so many different customs and norms for women in other countries, and it is important for female students to understand and feel comfortable with these prior to their departure. This discussion-based panel will be led by SCU international ambassadors and other female volunteers.
Date / Time / Location - TBD
Ever wonder about the best travel writers today? Care to find out how to publish your thoughts and reflections from your study abroad experiences? Prof. Jill Gould from the English Department will discuss practical tips on journaling while studying abroad.
Succeeding Amidst Culture Shock
April 13, 2010 / 6:00 - 7:00 PM / Conference Room 21 (Sign Up Now)
When you leave home to head to a foreign country, you are essentially starting an entirely new life for yourself. This is obviously going to take a while to adjust to, as trying to adapt to a new environment including the basic things you take for granted friends, language skills, food, family, fashion style, and even Malley Center. When you place yourself in a foreign environment, you no longer have these privileges. How do you deal with the inevitability of culture shock? A panel of experts and SCU International Ambassadors will discuss practical tips on dealing with culture shock.
Make-Up Orientation Session: For Excused Students Only
Students who requested and have been granted permission to miss the required pre-departure orientation are required to attend one of the scheduled make-up sessions. If you have a legitimate reason to be excused from the pre-departure orientation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reason. If you are involved in an official University activity (e.g. Preview Weekend, Retreat, Sports, Fieldtrip, etc), please remind the staff leader to include you on the official roster to send to the same address. We recommend you have a friend take notes at the group meetings or contact an International Ambassador.
You are only required to attend one of these two options:
OPTION A: April 21, 2010, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Daly Science 201
OPTION B: April 20, 2010, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, O'Connor 102