Exchange Student Survival Kit

ISBN-10: 1931930317

ISBN-13: 9781931930314

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Bettina Hansel
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Description: The Exchange Student Survival Kit, 2nd Edition is filled with examples taken from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures. The updated edition includes information on new technologies such as email, instant messaging, cell phones, blogs, online games, and internet searches; tips on travel safety in a time of terrorism and war; and advice on how to handle cultural changes such as eating habits, religion, consumerism and globalism.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
On Being an Exchange Student
What Does It Mean to Be an Exchange Student?
Your Role in the Family
Your Role in the Community
What Does the Host Family Offer?
Cultural Baggage: Beyond the Customs Counter
What You Need to Know about Culture
Cross-Cultural Challenges for the Host Family
Feeling Secure in a New Country
Unwanted Affection from Someone You Know
Natural Disasters
When the News Worries You
Connections Back Home
The New World of Communications
Managing Your Internet Use
The Adjustment Cycle
Preparation
Arrival Excitement and Fatigue
Homesickness
Settling In
Deepening the Relationship
Culture Shock
The Holidays
Culture Learning
The Last Weeks
Guidelines and Suggestions for the Exchange Student
Stage 0. Preparing to Go Abroad
Feeling Excited, Feeling Nervous
Preparations
Stage 1. Arrival
Customs and Immigration
Meeting Your Hosts
Exhaustion and Jet Lag
Health and Cleanliness
Food and Diet
Relax!
Stage 2. Settling In
Adjusting Your Expectations
Fitting In
Your Host Family Adjusts to You
Adjusting to School
Stage 3. Deepening the Relationship
Rules, Spoken and Unspoken
Sharing Your Culture
Host Brothers, Host Sisters, and Friends
Stage 4. Culture Shock
Stage 5. The Holidays
Stage 6. Culture Learning
What You Have Learned
Friends Are Important
Feeling at Home with the Family
Other Challenges
Stage 7. The Last Weeks
Stage 8. Readjustment
Postscript-Special Issues and Concerns
Changing Host Families
Shorter Exchange Programs
What You Should Expect from an Exchange Program
Suggested Reading List
Index
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