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					CREATING
OPPORTUNITIES
TRUST AND
ENGAGEMENT
FOR THE UK
WORLDWIDE
BUSINESS EDUCATION
     INITIATIVE




  INDUCTION BRIEFING
      BRITISH COUNCIL
World’s largest cultural relation
organisation
• 110 countries
• 200+ towns and cities
• 5500 staff
• 1000 staff in 4 UK offices
• 2500+ work placements last year
BRITISH COUNCIL MISSION
      STATEMENT
“To build mutually beneficial relationships
   between people in the UK and other
  countries and to increase appreciation
      of the UK’s creative ideas and
              achievements”

    www.britishcouncil.org/nireland
 BRITISH COUNCIL BEI TEAM

• WENDY WARING

• KAREN MCCORMACK

• JACKIE MCCARTHY
    USA BEI TEAM
Dr. Tony Novosel – University of
           Pittsburgh
    US Church Executives
Gary Luhr – APUC



Dr. Wanda Bigham – GBHEM



Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle - ACCU
              AIMS OF BEI
• To provide our students with an outward looking,
  international experience;
• To improve the core “employability” skills of
  participants.
• To raise the economic, cultural and political
  awareness of Northern Ireland in the US.
• To raise awareness of personal responsibility to
  develop community service within Northern
  Ireland.
• To develop future managers and leaders for the
  Northern Ireland economy;
  PREPARING FOR YOUR
      YEAR AHEAD
“If left to luck, your chances of having
   a really satisfying experience living
       abroad would be about one in
                   seven.”

             Robert Kohls
Survival Kit for Overseas Living 2001
  OVERVIEW OF YOUR BEI
         YEAR
FALL 2009            Spring 2010

Arrival on campus    BEI Mid Year Review
Mid Term Exams       Mid Terms
Thanksgiving Break   Spring Break
End of Term Exams    Final Exams
Christmas Holidays   Internship / Home

                     NI Project
                     Final Year
                     BEI Graduation
   EXPECTATIONS OF
STUDENT PERFORMANCE
  EXPECTATIONS - ARRIVING
        ON CAMPUS
• International Office – airport pick-up

• Housing Arrangements

• Meal Plan

• International Orientation
    EXPECTATIONS – US
        CLASSES
Choosing classes
 4 business classes (12 credits)
 1 elective class each semester (3
 credits)

 24 business credits, 6 elective credits
 Total of 30 hours credit to graduate
  LEVELS OF CLASSES

100 – Freshman
200 - Sophomore
300 - Junior
400 – Senior
      Business Class Selection
•   Accounting 111 - Principles of Accounting I
•   Accounting 112 - Principles of Accounting II
•   Accounting 307 - Finance
•   Business 101 - Introduction to Business
•   Business 209 - Business Communication
•   Business 210 - Quantitative Methods for Business
•   Business 220 - Business Law I
•   Business 230 - Information Software Processing I
•   Business 339 - International Business
•   Economics 105 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
•   Economics 106 - Introduction to Microeconomics
•   Economics 380 (or MATH 180) - Statistics for Business and Economics
•   Management 201 - Principles of Management
•   Management 395 (or BUSI 290) - Management Internship
•   Management 397 - Senior Seminar
•   Marketing 201 - Marketing
•   Management 305 - Strategic Management
•   Management 423 - Management Information Systems
•   Management 393 - Entrepreneurship
•   Management 320 - Retail Management
•   Communications 313 - Intercultural Communication
•   Economics 406 - International Economics
      Elective Class Selection
•   Art 104A - Computer Graphic Elements
•   Art 107A - Collage
•   Art 109 - Search for Enlightenment, Art in History
•   Art 201 - Drawing Tactics
•   Art 215 - Imagery and Illustration
•   Art 301A - Senior Studio
•   Art 302A - Printmaking
•   Psychology 104 - Introduction to Human Services
•   Psychology 217 - Adolescent Development
•   Sociology 103 - Social Problems
•   Sociology 223 - Race, Gender, and Social Inequality
•   Sociology 226 - Deviance and Social Control
•   Criminology 357 - Introduction to Forensic Science
•   Criminology 360 - Ethics and Philosophy in Criminal Justice
•   English 117- American Literature II
•   English 118- World Literature
•   Music 105 - Chanteur Chamber Choir
•   Music 110 - Piano Concerto Class
•   Music 312 - Conducting
•   History 103 - United States History I
•   History 104 - United States History II
   EXPECTATIONS –
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
•   Accessing Course Materials
•   US Classroom Culture - Differences
•   Attendance
•   Testing
•   Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0
•   Managing Poor Academic Performance
     EXPECTATIONS – NI
         PROJECT
Complete a business related project

Liaise with your NI Tutor

3500 words

Due June 2010
    EXPECTATIONS – ACTING
      AS AN AMBASSADOR
•   For your home institution
•   For Northern Ireland
•   Culture
•   Perceptions of Northern Ireland
•   Delivering 3 presentations on NI each
    semester
          INTERNSHIPS
• On or off Campus

• Paid or unpaid

• Optional Practical Training

• Grab one if you can….
              PERFORMANCE
              EXPECTATIONS
•   Minimum 15 hours study per week
•   4 business modules plus one elective each semester
•   Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
•   Business Related Project 3-5000 words
•   Internship with US business (desirable)
•   Complete voluntary / community work whilst in US
•   Ambassadorial role – make 6 presentations on NI
•   Room in a Double Dorm with a US student
•   Develop Employability Skills such as Team working,
    Presentation & Communication Skills which they
    bring back to NI
              MONITORING
WHAT BEI WILL DO             WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

• Email US Staff prior to    • Submit US contact
  your arrival                 details
• Ask Advisor for mid term   • Submit list of fall classes
  grades and feedback        • Email with updates on
• Request fall feedback        your progress
  report                     • Campus Feedback
• Request spring feedback    • Presentation Record
• Request Transcript &         Sheet in Fall and Spring
  Statement of Account
    AWARENESS OF YOUR HOST
          COUNTRY
•   Country & State
•   Climate
•   Geography
•   Social Aspects
•   Language
•   Food
•   Customs
              AMERICA
• 50 States
• Population of 306 million
• Ireland is the size of North Carolina in
  comparison
• Culture Shock will differ from region
• Multi-cultural and diverse Nation
CULTURE SHOCK

       Elle Woods had
       many tough times
       trying to fit in on
       campus – and
       she WAS
       American!
ELLE’S TIPS FOR SUCCESS
• Passion – key ingredient of life
• Courage of conviction & a strong sense
  of self
• First impressions are not always correct
• Always have faith in people
• Have faith in yourself
WHAT’S THE WORST THAT
 CAN HAPPEN FOR YOU?
•   Homesickness
•   Long Distance Relationships
•   Frustrated with differences
•   Missing favourite things
•   Won’t find like-minded friends
•   Can’t keep up with homework
•   Feel down and depressed
    COPING ON CAMPUS
•   Recognise Culture Shock
•   Don’t panic– remember being a fresher
•   Expect homesickness
•   Keep active
•   Accept all invitations – use support
•   Take the initiative
•   Remember your motives for going
•   It’s not forever!
AN ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE
•   Clubs & Societies
•   Sports Teams
•   Community / Voluntary Work
•   Fraternity / Sorority Pledges
•   Get off campus
•   Travel Opportunities
SUPPORT – IT’S GOOD TO
      TALK 
•   BEI Students
•   International Advisor
•   US Tutors
•   Tony Novosel
•   Campus Counsellor / Wellness Centre
•   US Church Executives
•   British Council BEI Team
•   NI Tutors / University BEI Team
      CODE OF CONDUCT
• Drunkenness             • Racial or Sexual Abuse
• Dishonesty              • Breach of safety or
• Abusive or aggressive     hygiene rules
  behaviour               • Breach of placement
• Gambling                  guidelines
• Excessive Absenteeism   • Breach of
  or Tardiness              university/college rules
• Inadequate standards    • Improper use of bebo,
  of work                   facebook or other social
• Drug Taking               networking sites
           GRADUATION
•   GPA of 3.0 or above
•   Complete Ambassadorial Presentations
•   Pass NI Project
•   No outstanding debt to BEI
•   Have NOT been issued with a written
    warning
       MONEY MATTERS
• US College Waivers

• British Council Funding

• What’s “Yours” and “Ours”

• Personal Funds

• Banking
     US COLLEGE WAIVE
        TUITION FEES
• A scholarship

• Worth an average $25,000

• Show your appreciation
    WHAT BRITISH COUNCIL
         PAYS FOR
• Your flight to and from the US

• Term Time Room and Board

• Textbooks

• General Fees – Related to Business
     WHAT’S “YOURS” AND
       WHAT’S “OURS”
• Year End – account balance

• Credit Balance

• Deficit Balance

• Misuse of funds
      PERSONAL FUNDS
How much money will you need?
• Weekly Expenditure
• Trip Money

Save all that you can!
Fundraising activities
Part time job on campus – Ask Early
         BANKING AND I.D.
•   Access NI bank accounts in the US
•   Wiring money from NI
•   Opening a US bank account
•   Closing a US bank account
•   Credit Cards
•   Social Security Numbers
•   Cell Phones / Calling Cards
•   State I.D. cards
             FLIGHTS
• Flights will be booked in July
• E-Tickets will be available online
• You will arrange your airport pick up
• Luggage will be checked through unless
  stated otherwise
• You can change your flight date home
  while in the US
  MEDICAL INFORMATION
• Medical History / Forms for College
• Possible Vaccinations – Hepatitis B, TB,
  MMR, Diphtheria
• Any costs for vaccinations are your
  responsibility
• Always carry your Insurance information
  / Insurance Card
• Medication
   VISA INFORMATION
• I-20 / DS 2019 Document
• Call US Consulate to make appointment
• Pay visa fee $131
• Online – pay SEVIS fee $200
• Attend interview at US Consulate Belfast
- Next date is Friday 10th July 2009
• Bring all necessary documents!

				
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