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Exchange Student Survival Kit

Bettina Hansel


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PUBLISHED: 30th June 2007
ISBN: 9781931930314
ANNOTATION:
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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  • Paperback
    $37.81
PUBLISHED: 30th June 2007
ISBN: 9781931930314
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

Study abroad has never been so popular. Students are embarking on life-changing adventures, and they need some tried and true advice. The Exchange Student Survival Kit has become the essential guide for young people traveling abroad, helping them better understand the unique experience of international exchange programs. More important, it shows students how to avoid many common misunderstandings and problems that can occur in the course of their adjustment to a new culture, a new family, a new school and a new community.

Based on her years of research and professional involvement with AFS Intercultural Programs, Dr. Hansel has filled the book with examples taken from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures. This much-awaited new edition includes

New communications technology as it affects the experience: e-mail, instant messaging, cell phones, online games and blogs and information searches.

Important advice on personal safety and pressing concerns for parents and students in light of war, terrorism and crime.

Changes in society and family life that affect travelers: fast food replacing family meals, a new emphasis on religious beliefs, consumerism and globalism.

For students going abroad, the Survival Kit is the first thing to pack!

Author Biography

Bettina Hansel is Head of Research & Evaluation, AFS International, based in New York City. AFS is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in over 50 countries around the world through independent, not-for-profit AFS organizations. More than 11,000 students, young adults and teachers participate in AFS programs each year.

Review

The Exchange Student Survival Kit will be of tremendous help for everyone involved in the exchange student field, and, by extension, everybody who deals with cross-cultural differences. -- Dr. Mietta Rodeschini Denti, President Rotary Club Bergamo, Ovest, Italy When it comes to understanding both the pitfalls and pleasures of an international home stay there is no better source of advice... -- Bruce La Brack, professor of Anthropology and International Studies, University of the Pacific

Long Description

Study abroad has never been so popular. Students are embarking on life-changing adventures, and they need some tried and true advice. The Exchange Student Survival Kit has become the essential guide for young people traveling abroad, helping them better understand the unique experience of international exchange programs. More important, it shows students how to avoid many common misunderstandings and problems that can occur in the course of their adjustment to a new culture, a new family, a new school and a new community. Based on her years of research and professional involvement with AFS Intercultural Programs, Dr. Hansel has filled the book with examples taken from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures. This much-awaited new edition includesNew communications technology as it affects the experience: e-mail, instant messaging, cell phones, online games and blogs and information searches.Important advice on personal safety and pressing concerns for parents and students in light of war, terrorism and crime.Changes in society and family life that affect travelers: fast food replacing family meals, a new emphasis on religious beliefs, consumerism and globalism.For students going abroad, the Survival Kit is the first thing to pack!

Review Quote

The Exchange Student Survival Kit will be of tremendous help for everyone involved in the exchange student field, and, by extension, everybody who deals with cross-cultural differences.-- Dr. Mietta rodeschini Denti, President Rotary Club Bergamo, Ovest, Italy

Promotional "Headline"

The Exchange Student Survival Kit is the essential guide for young people traveling abroad, full of examples from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures.

Product Details

Author
Bettina Hansel
Pages
166
Publisher
Intercultural Press
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
1931930317
ISBN-13
9781931930314
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-06-30
Short Title
EXCHANGE STUDENT SURVIVAL
Residence
New York City
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade