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Author Hansel, Bettina G.

Title The exchange student survival kit / Bettina Hansel
Edition Second edition
Published Boston : Intercultural Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 166 pages)
Contents What does it mean to be an exchange student? -- What does the host family offer? -- Cultural baggage: beyond the customs counter -- What you need to know about culture -- Cross-cultural challenges for the host family -- Feeling secure in a new country -- Connections back home -- The adjustment cycle -- Stage 0. preparing to go abroad -- Stage 1. arrival -- Stage 2. settling in -- Stage 3. deepening the relationship -- Stage 4. culture shock -- Stage 5. the holidays -- Stage 6. culture learning -- Stage 7. the last weeks -- Stage 8. readjustment -- Postscript; special issues and concerns
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-162) and index
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Subject Cultural relations.
Foreign study -- United States.
High school students -- United States -- Attitudes.
Student exchange programs -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1931930546 (electronic bk.)
9781931930543 (electronic bk.)