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Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide1: Please fill out the “Fears & Expectations” form Slide2: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Academic and Cultural Preparation Testimonials and skits Health and Safety, nuts and bolts Slide3: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Country-specific break-out sessions (see posted room assignments)Slide5: Byron Wheeler Canada Italy Ireland Mexico Netherlands United KingdomSlide6: Adrienne Weir Australia Barbados Brazil Chile China Costa Rica Hong Kong New ZealandSlide7: Katherine Jacobs Denmark Ghana Japan Korea Philippines Singapore South Africa Spain Sweden TurkeySlide8: Jennifer Mullin France Germany Hungary India Russia Taiwan Thailand VietnamSlide9: Elizabeth Aguilera Office of International Education AssistantSlide10: Rebecca Sweeley Academic Director of the Office of International Education EgyptSlide11: Sebastian Torf IT InternSlide12: (this could be YOU when you get back!)Slide13: Mike, Cara, Kate, Cole and Amelia!Slide14: You are . . .Slide15: . . . an Ambassador of UCSC of California of the U.S.Slide16: In a foreign country?... It’s a whole new set of rules. Code of ConductSlide17: Skit One: “An Unrealistic Study Abroad Experience” Starring The EAP Interns & Company Slide18: Skit Two: “A More Realistic Study Abroad Experience” Starring The EAP Interns & CompanySlide19: ANDSlide20: Feel at home Initial Euphoria Surface Adjustment Culture Shock Unresolved Problems Departure Concerns Slide21: “Culture Shock & Living Abroad” Amelia Elsbree Brazil Spring – Rio de JaneiroSlide22: Being an American Abroad The “Ugly American” Anti-Americanism Challenges Solutions Common StereotypesWhat is the “Ugly American”?: What is the “Ugly American”? Loud Boisterous Arrogant Generally offensive Ostentatious Ignorant of local culture Judgemental (by American standards) What are some other stereotypes of Americans?Slide24: The “tacky tourist” Pompous Aggressive Whiney Bigoted Loud & Obnoxious The stereotypical American is perceived as… And?...Anti-Americanism: Anti-Americanism Being asked questions Being told how America “is” or “is not” a certain way Being verbally harassed Having judgement passed Political opinions expressed Emotional outbursts You might experience it in the form of….Slide26: Anti-Americanism How do I react? Do Listen to other’s views Be respectful Ignore verbal harassment Try to start a dialogue Positively discuss differences in opinion Be a positive example of what America represents Don’t Be confrontational Tell people America is superior to __________. Be rude Lecture people Take it personally! Prove the “Ugly American” stereotype is correctAnti-Americanism: Anti-Americanism Be aware of yourself and your surroundings Talk to and listen to your Study Center Do not unnecessarily advertise yourself as American How to keep yourself safe in the midst of it…Anti-Americanism: Anti-Americanism Educate yourself Keep abreast of current events abroad and in the U.S. Talk to Returnees Stay open-minded Recognize the fact that you will be identified as American regardless of your ethnicity How to work with it…Anti-Americanism: Anti-Americanism Engage in positive political conversations Take advantage of the opportunity to represent the U.S. in a positive light Understand what it is to be an American citizen and further, a citizen of the world How to learn from it…Slide30: “Reverse Culture Shock – Readjusting to Life in the U.S.” Cara Phillips Italy Year - BolognaSlide32: Welcome to the World of normous mounts of aperworkEAP Pre-Departure Process… What do I turn in?!: EAP Pre-Departure Process… What do I turn in?! To EAP Office: Obligations Agreement Address Update Form To Financial Aid Office: Power of Attorney Update MyUCSC To UOEAP: UO Packet Documents Health Clearance FormsEAP Pre-Departure Process… What’s left to do?!: EAP Pre-Departure Process… What’s left to do?! Cancel housing Pay ALL UCSC bills Payment Coupons Book your flight Get your visa Pack your bags Get on the plane! Slide35: Conditional Complete any selection conditions by the deadline you were given Conditions must be met in order to participate! EAP Requirements Language Courses Country Courses Good Academic Standing EAP Questions???: EAP Questions??? EAP General Information Guide Table of Contents Save Your Life Information (front inside cover) UCSC Contact Information (also in Appendix IV) Country-specific Student Guide UOEAP website (Country page and others) UOEAP Packet (visa, arrival, etc.) OIE Website (oie.ucsc.edu) Slide37: You STILL have to take a full course load!Slide38: (Work hard!)Slide39: Photocopy & Save… Tests ~ Papers ~ Reading lists Academics: Academics Before Departure - Course Credit? Check with your Major! While Abroad - Study List - General Petition - Student Course Information Form - Registering at UCSC from abroad Slide41: Withdrawing from EAP… (post-departure) It’s a BIG deal!Slide42: Study Center Director EAP Liaison Your link to UC EAP Safety “Triangle”: EAP Safety “Triangle” EAP: Safety measures are in place Current world situations are monitored very carefullyEAP Safety “Triangle”: EAP Safety “Triangle” Study Center: Experienced and knowledgeable Monitors local situation Stays in contact with local embassy/consulate officials Is immediately available to UC studentsEAP Safety “Triangle”: EAP Safety “Triangle” EAP Student (you!!): Access the U.S. State Department website regularly for updated information: http://travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html Observe U.S. State Department travel warnings and EAP travel advisories Stay in contact with your Study Center!!Slide47: Read section in General Information Guide, Country-specific Student Guide, EAP web site, and Health Travel Guide Emergencies Contact the Study Center first! Health EAP Health Insurance: EAP Health Insurance Insurance Details Automatically included in EAP fees Gap Coverage Worldwide Coverage Extension of Coverage National Health Plans Keep all medical receipts (even if you don’t pay for anything) Where to submit claimsSlide49: Fill out a Returnee Form Apply to be an EAP Intern Talk about your time abroad Start an International Group that focuses on your country Share your pictures and stories Stay involved! Send us a postcard!: Send us a postcard! To: Education Abroad Program 107 Classroom Unit University of California Santa Cruz, CA 95064“The world is a book – those who stay at home read only one page.” ~ St. Augustine: “The world is a book – those who stay at home read only one page.” ~ St. AugustineSlide52: 11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Country-specific break-out sessions Australia: Cowell 113 Brazil: Cowell 131 Chile: Silverman Conference Room France: Cowell 216 Hong Kong: Silverman Conference Room Mexico: EAP Resource Library Netherlands: Fireside Lounge Italy: Classroom Unit 1 New Zealand: Cowell 222 South Africa: Cowell 134 Spain: Cowell 223 You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.