Get the Most Out of Your Study Abroad Experience!
Studying abroad spring semester? Want to hit the ground running, fully prepared and ready to deal with the challenges of culture, language, cross-cultural communication, and culture-shock? We will help you get ready with INST 1001, a new 1-credit, study abroad, pre-departure course!
INST 1001 is offered for the first time Fall Semester 2014. The course is open to students who have applied to participate in a 2015 Spring Semester program either through OHIO or with IEP.
The course provides students with an informed, cross-cultural perspective and the critical thinking skills needed for a successful experience abroad. You will gain an understanding of the concept of culture, both your own and the host country's culture, basic intercultural communication skills, and how to function and get the most out of life in a different culture.
We will explore topics such as stereotypes, identity, culture and how it shapes people, anti-Americanism, culture shock, health and safety abroad, and re-entry shock. You will also have an opportunity to take a closer look at the culture you will immerse yourself in during your time abroad. Finally, we will look at potential career benefits of an off-campus immersion program.
INST 1001 (class #12899) meets 3:05- 5:05 pm from October 20, 2014 until December 13, 2015. Last day to add/drop the course is October 25, 2014. The course is now open for registration! Spaces fill up fast, so early registration is recommended!
For more information, please contact:
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840