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Study Abroad How to Get the Most Out of Your Experience

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ISBN-10: 0130499978

ISBN-13: 9780130499974

Edition: 2003

Authors: Michele-Marie Dowell, Kelly P. Mirsky

List price: $46.65
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For all Study Abroad programs. Via personalized exercises, this self-directed workbook guides students through five distinct strands of development, all of which are necessary to fully capitalize on their study abroad experience. Strands include: personal development, learning about one's own culture, learning about another culture, professional development, and learning a language, and each is addressed at the three crucial phases of the experience: before, during and after the sojourn. One major goal of the text is to offer a purposeful agenda to help students move from being the conventional tourist to an explorer who truly acquires an authentic view of another culture.
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Book details

List price: $46.65
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Personal Development
The Choice to Study Abroad
Establishing Personal Goals for Study Abroad
Learning about Your Own Culture
What Does It Mean To Be An American?
Learning about Another Culture
Researching Historical, Political, and Cultural Information About Your Host Site
Understanding the Difference between Fact and Opinion in the Context of other Cultures
Introduction to On-Site Journaling
Professional Development
Establishing Professional Goals for Study Abroad
The Resume and Job Interview
The Professional Interest Project
Learning Another Language
Establishing Language-Learning Goals for Study Abroad
Identifying Possible Roadblocks to Achieving Language-Learning Goals
Jump-Starting your Language-Learning Experience
Personal Development
Being a Foreigner
Working through Culture Shock
Fitting In While Pursuing Personal Goals
Learning about Your Own Culture
Proud to Be an American?
Learning about Another Culture
Updating Political, Historical, and Cultural Information about Your Host Site
Cross-Cultural Observations Through Journal Writing
Cross-Cultural Activities
Professional Development
Professional Interest Project: Successes and Challenges
Professional Adaptation and Problem Solving Skills
Language Acquisition
Language Journal
Personal Development
Fitting your New Self into an Old Environment: Coping with Re-Entry Shock
Maintaining Traditions From Your Experience
Learning about Your Own Culture
Reminiscing, Sharing, and Educating Others
Learning about Another Culture
A Final Look at Political, Historical, and Cultural Information about Your Host Site
A Private Journal Critique;What Did You Study?
A Private Journal Critique;Where Did Problems Arise?
A Private Journal Critique;Contexts of Communication
Staying Internationalized and Sharing Your Experiences with Others
Professional Development
Creating a Language Resource
Maintaining and Further Developing Your Language Skills
Sharing Your Language Learning with Others
Implementation Tips for the Study Abroad Administrator/Faculty Director
My Contact Information Abroad
Address Book
Packing List
Money Matters
Taking Care of Personal Business
Extracurricular Travel Plans
Journal Pages