A pre-orientation package will include selected readings on China and Intercultural Studies from a variety of sources.
first three days of the program are devoted to an orientation that will acquaint
students with all aspects of the program and their new home on campus. The
Resident Director covers topics such as housing, transportation,
recreation, health, and safety. Students will learn about the
program objectives, discuss their personal and academic goals, and
attend group meetings that address issues of cross-cultural living,
learning, and adaptation in China.
During the final
two days of the program, all students participate in a debriefing
and program evaluation session to discuss their experiences and the
outcomes of their learning. They will also have the opportunity to do more local
touring and visiting with new friends. Students will also acquire
strategies for integrating their overseas learning in their lives and
studies back home.