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A description of the Tunghai in Washington Program.

A description of the Tunghai in Washington Program.

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