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Program Overview

  1. 1. Maryland English Institute Tunghai in Washington
  2. 2. Safety & Security <ul><li>The University of Maryland and the College Park area are safe places to stay and study, but there is crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Safety tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not walk around campus or College Park alone at night. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to your surroundings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not leave bags, cell phones, laptops, etc. unattended. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Safety & Security (con.) <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The University of Maryland (UMD) has 91 police officers and police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are pay phones and blue emergency phones on campus that provide direct access to campus police. (Dial 911) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video cameras are placed at strategic places on campus to help prevent crime. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REVIEW the safety & security information in your folders! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Food <ul><li>UMD has a food court in the Stamp Student Union that serves fast food – including Chinese! </li></ul><ul><li>There is a food co-op for healthier choices. </li></ul><ul><li>The area of College Park surrounding your hotel has many different restaurants. </li></ul><ul><li>* Lisa and David will help you to find food that you enjoy! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Transportation <ul><li>We will be using the Metro (subway and bus) and the UMD bus systems to travel to all of our destinations. </li></ul><ul><li>*Lisa and David will help you to use the transportation system. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Campus Facilities <ul><li>You will be issued identification cards that give you access to the following campus facilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Recreation Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McKeldin Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hornbake Library & Non-Print Media Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Health Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*You will be visiting these places today on your campus tour! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Program Overview <ul><li>American English Study </li></ul><ul><li>American Culture for International Visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Required Weekday Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Required Weekend Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Weekday Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Final Presentation </li></ul>
  8. 8. American English Study <ul><li>American English Study and language lab provide opportunities for students to improve language skills and learn about American culture. </li></ul><ul><li>This class meets everyday: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8am – 9am - MEI Multimedia Center (Holzapfel Hall room 1125) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9am – 11am - Plant Sciences (PLS) room 1162 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*You will visit these buildings today. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. American Culture for International Visitors <ul><li>The American Studies course (AMST 478W) provides students the opportunity to explore various aspects of American history and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>This class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1pm – 3pm in PLS 1117. </li></ul><ul><li>*Tomorrow’s class meets for only 1 hour. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wikispace <ul><li>A Wikispace is similar to a webpage or a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be using this space to post writings, presentations, responses to discussion questions, and to share ideas and information about ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>*We will learn how to use the Wikispace in language lab tomorrow. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Required Weekday Activities <ul><li>Friday, July 27 th - Tour of National Shrine </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, August 1 st - Exploring an American Corporation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Required Weekend Activities <ul><li>Weekend trips are an important part of this program where you will be able to see and experience the culture you are learning about in classes. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Required Weekend Activities (con.) <ul><li>Saturday, July 21 st – Exploring Washington DC: Potomac River Cruise </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday, July 22 nd – Exploring Washington DC: Monuments </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday, July 28 th – Exploring Washington DC: Diverse Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday, July 29 th – Exploring Washington DC: Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday, August 4 th – Great Falls National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday, August 5 th – Shopping! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Optional Weekday Activities <ul><li>Friday, July 20 th – Jazz at the Sculpture Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, July 25 th – Dinner & Bowling </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, August 3 rd – Dinner & Karaoke </li></ul><ul><li>* You will be able to sign up for these activities today! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cultural Group Discussions <ul><li>Students will have the opportunity to practice speaking by participating in group discussions with American volunteers and with Lisa and David. </li></ul><ul><li>July 24 th , 26 th , 31 st , August 2 nd – Lunch Discussions with Lisa and David </li></ul><ul><li>July 25 th , August 1 st – Group Discussions with Tunghai Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>*Information about the volunteers can be found on our wikispace. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Guest Lecturers <ul><li>Two guest lecturers will be coming to speak to you about diversity in the U.S. You will be encouraged to use your language skills to interact with the lecturers. </li></ul><ul><li>Reverend Graylan Hagler </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Saul Sosnowski </li></ul><ul><li>*Information about the lecturers can be found on our wikispace. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Final Presentation <ul><li>At the end of the program students will give a final group presentation on cultural research conducted in class and on trips. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be divided into four teams and present the information that you have learned as cultural observers. </li></ul>

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