The global classroom : an essential guide to study abroad /
Jeffrey S. Lantis, Jessica DuPlaga.
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Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, c2010.
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xi, 177 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1594516766 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781594516764 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, c2010.
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1594516766 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781594516764 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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7134353
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'œThis is a very well-written and comprehensive guide to study abroad. It touches on all the bases that study abroad advisers want their students to know about. It's accessible to the student and useful for the instructor.'
This is a very well-written and comprehensive guide to study abroad. It touches on all the bases that study abroad advisers want their students to know about. It's accessible to the student and useful for the instructor.
Students will both learn much from and enjoy this well-written text, as will the study abroad professionals who design programs and advise students. This book is a wonderful addition to the field of education abroad.
'œThe authors tell the story of why and how students can optimally benefit and grow from their experiences before, during, and after study abroad. The book is filled with examples, suggestions, websites, and contacts that anyone can profitably use. In sum, the book provides a practical and useful map and guide for anyone associate with study abroad.'
The authors tell the story of why and how students can optimally benefit and grow from their experiences before, during, and after study abroad. The book is filled with examples, suggestions, websites, and contacts that anyone can profitably use. In sum, the book provides a practical and useful map and guide for anyone associate with study abroad.
'œStudents will both learn much from and enjoy this well-written text, as will the study abroad professionals who design programs and advise students. This book is a wonderful addition to the field of education abroad.'
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Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources. Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroomis an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.
Main Description
Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources. Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroom is an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.
Main Description
Travel abroad has become a standard feature of global citizenship and many seek help in making sure their travel experiences are fulfilling. University based tours and travel programs are among the most popular for the educated sojourner. This book is aimed at students, professors, and study abroad professionals, but anyone who wants help in preparing for informed and culturally sensitive travel will benefit from its extensive resources. *BR**BR*Both a primer for a holistic experience abroad and a practical guide to issues that arise in any travel setting, The Global Classroom is an essential travel companion. It explores the philosophy behind overseas travel, the potential value of the experience, practical preparation for study abroad, selecting the right program, actively engaging in foreign educational settings, reorientation challenges, and exploring pathways for integrating the experience into careers as engaged global citizens. The guide concludes with an appendix containing valuable resources for easy use by all.*BR*
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Getting Started: Why Study Abroad?p. 1
A Brief History of Study Abroadp. 2
Why Do You Want to Study Abroad?p. 4
Overview of the Bookp. 16
How to Choose the Right Program for Youp. 18
Program Paradigmsp. 19
How to Get the Information You Needp. 30
Conclusionp. 35
Almost There: Preparing to Study Abroadp. 36
Academic Objectivesp. 36
Cross-Cultural Communicationp. 39
Making Connectionsp. 41
What to Researchp. 44
Managing Your Expectations: Reflecting on Identityp. 46
Your Health and Safetyp. 47
Communicating with Your Familyp. 51
Conclusionp. 53
Getting the Most out of Your Experiencep. 54
Understanding Culturep. 55
Personal and Cultural Identityp. 63
Success in the Global Classroomp. 66
Ensuring Your Health and Safety Abroadp. 71
Conclusionp. 74
Reorientationp. 75
Stages of Reorientationp. 75
Meaningful Reflection and Assessmentp. 82
Reentry Programming: What You Can Dop. 88
Conclusionp. 91
Continuing the Educational Journeyp. 92
How Has the Experience Changed You?p. 92
"Marketing" Your Knowledgep. 94
Opportunitiesp. 96
Conclusionp. 106
Worksheetsp. 109
Resourcesp. 131
Notesp. 151
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 171
About the Authorsp. 177
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