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   Copy of passport information page
   Copy of travel itinerary
   Copy of your acceptance letter
   Signed Student rights and Responsibilities form.
   Signed Illegal drug use form
   Signed permission for emergency treatment form
   Proof of medical insurance coverage
   Emergency contact numbers
Preparing to leave…required documents


Passports
   - state.gov (click on passports)
Visa
   - goabroad.com/embassy

Health Insurance

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

Air Tickets
Getting Ready…

  Getting credit
  Credit from there to here
  Paying for your program
  Academics in host country
- academic calendar; work styles; grading;
  class and tutorial formats; faculty relations;
  other students; evaluations and assessments
Travel Agent
  Cheaptickets.com
  DiscountAirfares.com
  Eurail - Provider of discounted rail passes, covering
  travel in 17 different countries.
  Lowestfare.com
  www.expedia.com
  Priceline.com - purchase by ticket bidding only.
  STA Travel – statravel.com - 1-800-777-0112
  Studentuniverse.com
  Omega Travel (901)-678-3204/3321
Health and Safety Measures
www.cdc.gov
  Immunization center, Memphis health dept, 814 Jefferson
  avenue (901-544-7711)
  Complete emergency card
  Visit Doctor and dentist before departure
  Fill prescriptions/ extra pair of eye glasses
  Take a notarized letter from doctor detailing any medical
  conditions
  Non-prescription medications (i.e., Vitamins, Tylenol, specific
  lens solution, Nyquil, condoms etc.)
Crisis Protocol
   Register with the State Department before your
   departure in host country
   (www.state.gov)
   Remember: When handling any crisis document
   your actions
   Medical Emergencies
   Natural Disaster and group accidents
   Civil disturbance
   Missing Program participant (more than 24
   hours)
   Student Arrest
   Robbery, Rape, Assault, Death
Rules of Behavior and Penalties
 Fighting
 Theft
 Destruction of Property
 Alcohol and Drug use
 Harassment of students, staff, faculty or host families
 Absences
 Non-participation in group activities

 Student will be expelled from the program, with no refund, if
 clear warning about the consequences of misconduct is
 given
Medical and Travel Insurance

 Insurance Requirements
 Must have coverage outside the U.S.A
 Must turn in proof of insurance to the study abroad
 office
 ISEP participants purchase ISEP insurance
 See page 3-4 of student handbook for guidelines on
 how to purchase insurance
 International Student Identity Card (to be issued by
 the Study abroad Office)
Security Tips for Air Travel
 Before You Leave remember to pack smart — pack safe.
 You cannot bring the items listed below on your person or in
 carry-on luggage.
 Knives of any length, composition, or description; All cutting
 and puncturing instruments, i.e., pocketknives, carpet knives
 and box cutters, ice picks, straight razors, metal scissors,
 Corkscrews, and metal nail files.
 Athletic equipment that could be used as a weapon, such as
 baseball/softball bats, golf clubs,
 pool cues, ski poles, and hockey sticks.
 Fireworks - signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives.
 Flammable liquids or solids - fuel, paints, lighter refills,
 matches.
Air Travel Tips
 Arrive early. Heightened airport security measures increase
 the time needed to check in. It is advisable to arrive at the
 airport two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure

 Watch your bags and personal belongings at all times. Do
 not accept packages from strangers.

 Don't joke about having a bomb or firearm. Don't discuss
 terrorism, weapons, explosives, or other threats while going
 through the security checkpoint. The mere mention of words
 such as "gun,“ "bomb," etc., can compel security personnel to
 detain and question you. They are trained to consider these
 comments as real threats.
 http://www.faa.gov/apa/tipbroch.htm
Adult passengers must bring a government-issued
photo ID. The FAA requires that air carriers request
government-issued identification, such as a driver’s
license. If a government-issued photo ID is not
available, bring two pieces of ID, one of which must
be from a governmental authority.

E-ticket travelers should check with their airline to
make sure they have proper documentation.

Be prepared to answer questions about your bags.

Be cooperative as screeners ask to hand-search
your bags. Security personnel will search a bag if
the x-ray scan cannot determine its contents.
Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the
screener checkpoints, unless a passenger requires
parental oversight or must be accompanied by a
medical assistant.

Travelers are limited to one carry-on bag and one
personal item (e.g., purse or briefcase).

Electronic items, such as laptop computers and
cell phones, may be subjected to additional
screening. Be prepared to remove your laptop
from its travel case so it can be X-rayed
separately.
    Finances

-    Get a money belt
-    Be sure to have more than one source of funding: credit card, ATM
     cards, Travelers checks, Cash
-    Check with your bank and credit card company on ATM policies,
     know your pin # in alphabets and make sure it is not more than 4
     numbers/alphabets

     mastercard.com/cardholderservices/atm/

     visaatm.infonow.net/bin/findNow?CLIENT_ID=VISA

     oanda.com/convert/classic
Communication

For information on country dialing codes and times in any
part of the world check out:
  traveler.network.att.com/traveler/index.jsp
  E-Mail ( locate a cybercafe at cybercaptive.com/)
  U of M e-mail addresses
  Phone
  - Landlines (ATT, SPRINT, MCI calling cards are more
  reliable)
  - Ask about phone rules if staying with a host family
  - Cell phones
Cultural Adjustment
Stage One: Initial Euphoria
Stage Two: Irritation and hostility
Stage Three: Gradual adjustment
Stage Four: Adaptation/Biculturalism

  Do some research, i.e., travel books, guide books, maps etc.,
  Be aware of common gestures/ language which might have
  different meanings abroad
  Follow local etiquette in dining, greeting etc.
  Avoid judgmental conclusions
Culture & Culture Shock
 Milton Bennets Model: Development of
 Intercultural Sensitivity
 Denial
 Defense
 Minimization
 Acceptance
 Adaptation
 Integration
Have a safe & pleasant study abroad experience

Ayez avec nous une experience a l’etranger sure et
interessante

Tengan un viaje maravilloso hagan lo un experiencia
buena

Gute reise und viel glueck

Nante yie

				
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