PREPARING FOR
  WORKING OVERSEAS
Tips on how to achieve an enriching
            experience

         Luisa F. Valbuena
DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE
• Conquer the world !
• Have my passport
  stamped
• Meet people             Minimize the
• Feed the h...
TIP : KEEP EXPECTATIONS LOW



“Wish for the best but expect the worse”
               MEL BROOKS
What should I leave behind?
             (In my hometown)


    “assumptions”
•
    “judgments”
•
    “prejudice”
•
    “p...
TIP: BE AWARE AND CONSCIOUS

  Do they sell cocaine over the counter?
What should I bring with me ?

     Knowledge
 •
     Humility
 •
     Passion to learn
 •
     Moral wisdom
 •
     Creat...
What should I leave behind?
             (the place I visited)



• Sustainable
  skills, ideas, proje
  cts.
• A desire i...
DONATIONS



Donate things that
people can benefit
from
What should I not leave?

• Created
  unnecessary needs.
• Unreachable
  objectives.
• Garbage.

 Minimize your
 ecologic...
WHAT TO EXPECT
ITHACA
“As you set out for Ithaca
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.

Arriving there is w...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

                Ron Hahn
              Claudia Lopez
             Christine Riedy
             Marisa D’...
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Preparing Yourself for Overseas Clinical Work: Luisa F. Valbuena

  1. 1. PREPARING FOR WORKING OVERSEAS Tips on how to achieve an enriching experience Luisa F. Valbuena
  2. 2. DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE • Conquer the world ! • Have my passport stamped • Meet people Minimize the • Feed the hungry “IF I HAD . . .” • Help the poor • Heal the sick • Have an adventure
  3. 3. TIP : KEEP EXPECTATIONS LOW “Wish for the best but expect the worse” MEL BROOKS
  4. 4. What should I leave behind? (In my hometown) “assumptions” • “judgments” • “prejudice” • “pessimism” • “Kitty” • GO!
  5. 5. TIP: BE AWARE AND CONSCIOUS Do they sell cocaine over the counter?
  6. 6. What should I bring with me ? Knowledge • Humility • Passion to learn • Moral wisdom • Creativity • Sense of humor • Others •
  7. 7. What should I leave behind? (the place I visited) • Sustainable skills, ideas, proje cts. • A desire in people to have you come back. • Friends
  8. 8. DONATIONS Donate things that people can benefit from
  9. 9. What should I not leave? • Created unnecessary needs. • Unreachable objectives. • Garbage.  Minimize your ecological footprint
  10. 10. WHAT TO EXPECT
  11. 11. ITHACA “As you set out for Ithaca hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Arriving there is what you're destined for. But don't hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you wouldn't have set out. She has nothing left to give you now. And if you find her poor, Ithaca won't have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.” K. Kavafis
  12. 12. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Ron Hahn Claudia Lopez Christine Riedy Marisa D’Angeli Yoram Lapid All the wonderful people I have had the blessing and honor to meet

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