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Window On The World

  1. 1. Window on the World: What Homeschoolers Should Know About Study Abroad By Heather Francis
  2. 2. Window on the World I. Basic Concerns II. What to Expect When You Get There III. Language and Communication IV. Traveling Independently V. Saying Goodbye
  3. 3. I. Basic Concerns Calculating the Cost
  4. 4. Calculating the Cost Home institution Group rates Existing scholarships Special study abroad scholarships
  5. 5. I. Basic Concerns Calculating the Cost Choosing a Program
  6. 6. Choosing a Program Your school Third-party programs Foreign universities
  7. 7. I. Basic Concerns Calculating the Cost Choosing a Program Asking the Right Questions
  8. 8. Asking the Right Questions Safety Academics Activities Spiritual Environment Cultural Differences
  9. 9. I. Basic Concerns Calculating the Cost Choosing a Program Asking the Right Questions Preparing to Go Abroad
  10. 10. Preparing to Go Abroad Apply Obtain passport and visas Get insurance Pay deposits Obtain International Student ID Card Exchange currency Shop!
  11. 11. Culture Shock! What to Expect When You Get There Facing Culture Shock Fighting Spiritual Battles Learning to Travel
  12. 12. Travel Tips Carry a camera! Learn the transportation system. Carry different forms of money. Adapt to cultural norms.
  13. 13. Culture Shock! What to Expect When You Get There Facing Culture Shock Fighting Spiritual Battles Learning to Travel Adapting to Academics
  14. 14. Adapting to Academics Expect anxiety. Play by the rules. Be enthusiastic!
  15. 15. Culture Shock! What to Expect When You Get There Facing Culture Shock Fighting Spiritual Battles Learning to Travel Adapting to Academics Balancing Work and Play
  16. 16. Balancing Work and Play Make friends! Stay connected. Be all there.
  17. 17. “ Wherever you are, be all there.” -Jim Elliot
  18. 18. III. What’s That You Say? Language and Communication Abroad Preconceived Ideas Language Blunders Language Tips
  19. 19. Language Tips Look it up! Challenge yourself! Laugh at yourself!
  20. 20. IV. Touring: Tips for Traveling Independently Choosing a Destination Getting There Lodging Building an Itinerary Budgeting Time Eating and Shopping Reaping the Rewards
  21. 21. V. Saying Goodbye Top 5 Lessons Learned 5
  22. 22. Top Five Lessons Learned 5. Remember what’s really important. 4. Consider new goals and stay focused. 3. Stay connected to friends and family. 2. Let goodbyes be a beginning. 1. Praise the Lord! 5
  23. 23. V. Saying Goodbye Top 5 Lessons Learned Reverse Culture Shock Home Sweet Home!
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