Travel Logistics Workshop

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Sackett Building, Rooms 204

Meet with Penn State study abroad alumni! This session is led by the Penn State Education Abroad Peer Advisers who are study abroad returnees who have enjoyed their experiences so much that they volunteer their time to advise other students on education abroad. This is a very informal workshop that will work more like a discussion group. This is your chance to get the inside scoop on your program, meet other students participating in your program, learn more about the culture of your destination-city, discuss travel and packing tips, and much more! Students studying in the destinations below will be assigned a room in which you can break off into groups with other students attending your program.

Bridging Cultures

  • Monday, April 9, 2018
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Boucke 410

Come learn the basics of cultural differences that will help prepare you to have more successful and meaningful experiences overseas! During this workshop, we will discuss tips on how to navigate differing cultures successfully. Cultural awareness is vital to a successful cultural immersion, so come learn about some of the cultural situations you may encounter while overseas and learn how to navigate your new environment. This session will be led by Lauren Halberstadt, Manager of Student Engagement & Cultural Learning in Global Programs and Jim Sauls, Student Engagement Coordinator in Global Programs.

Put Your Study Abroad to Work

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Boucke 410

Maximize your upcoming study abroad experience by developing valuable professional skills that will enhance your future career. Join this workshop to learn strategies for proactively seeking career development opportunities while abroad and articulating your new skills to potential employers. This session will be led by Chelsea Keen from the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, who is a career coach specializing in international experiences. 

Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Boucke 410

“What do I do if I get sick while abroad?”

“Who should I reach out to if I encounter problems?”

“I’m nervous about being away from home, what can I do to prepare myself?”

Focusing on health, safety and overall wellness, facilitators from Education Abroad, The Global Safety Office and Counseling Services will use practical examples and activities to highlight available resources for staying safe, and healthy while acclimating to a new culture. Students will walk away with a tool kit of techniques to handle the natural ups and downs of cultural immersion and be prepared to have a successful study abroad experience.

Students who attend a workshop, or multiple, will be entered in a drawing to win a prize.

Visit the Global Programs website for more details.

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