The Exchange Student Survival Kit

The Exchange Student Survival Kit

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By (author) Bettina Hansell

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  • Publisher: Intercultural Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 150 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 26 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1931930317
  • ISBN 13: 9781931930314
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 292,249

Product description

Study abroad has never been so popular, and as students are embarking on life-changing adventures, 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 and avoid many common misunderstandings and problems that may 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: email, instant messaging, cell phones, on-line games and blogs and information searches; Important advice on personal safety, pressing concerns for parents and students in light of war, terrorism, and crime; and, Changes in society and family life that affect travelers: fast food replacing family meals, a new emphasis on religious beliefs, consumerism, and globalism. For the student going abroad, "The Exchange Student Survival Kit" is the first thing to pack!

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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.

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?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.?