Orientation meeting two australiaPresentation Transcript
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS
Australian Adventure Developing Ambassadorial Spirit February 5th, 2010 Summer 2011 H 05365
Getting to Know You
Pick a jellybean… just one
People to People Info.
What do you remember about People to People…
Let’s Find Out!!!!!!
Citizenship Building: Official Visit Planning
Suggestions on someone with a job in the government who can come talk to us?
What kind of questions did you come up with to ask him/her?
Citizenship Building: Community Service
What ideas do you have???
Citizenship Building: Civics activity
How much did you learn about our government?
President: Barack Obama
Congress: Senate and House of Representatives
National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner
Parliament: Queen, Senate, House of Representatives
Advance Australia Fair
Create a map of Australia. On your map, include pictures and descriptions of information from the handouts. Be prepared to explain your drawings and poster with your fellow travelers!!
Grab something to eat and drink
Use the restroom
Be back in 10 minutes
What should you wear????
Make a visual using the magazines to show people wearing clothing that you think is appropriate and inappropriate for student ambassadors to wear.
Daily Activity Wear
Examples of appropriate daily wear during program activities include:
Cotton or other non-denim slacks (black, blue, stone, or khaki colored)
Walking shorts (the appropriate length as determined by leaders)
Skirts (the appropriate length as determined by leaders)
Athletic shoes or other comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. For safety reasons, flip flops or other open-toe shoes are not recommended for daily walking
Note: Jeans are not recommended but are acceptable for daily wear. They are heavy, bulky, and do not dry quickly. They also prove too hot for the summer weather in many of our destinations.
Meetings with officials and special dinners or concerts require formal attire
Dress shirts, slacks, ties for boys (optional)
Dresses, skirts, or nice slacks for girls (still no spaghetti straps)
Girls: one-piece or tankini best. When packing swimwear, keep modesty in mind. Suit must be covered by clothes or wrap on the way to and from swim area. If inappropriate you will be told to wear a t-shirt over suit.
Boys: t-shirt must be worn at all times when on your way to and from swim area
Flight Travel Days
Required dress for flights include: Khaki colored slacks or capris, People to People polo shirt, Closed-toe, comfortable shoes
Note: No jeans, T-shirts, shorts, or open-toed shoes on flights.
Due to the potential for nightly meetings or other situations requiring you to leave your hotel room after you’ve changed into your nightwear, standards for appropriate dress need to be upheld at this time as well. Pajamas and other nightwear should be modest. For girls, pajamas should cover your body and your shoulders. Boys should wear a shirt with pajama bottoms when leaving the hotel room .
Ripped or torn clothing
Clothing with rude expressions or logos or promoting illegal activities
Excessively short skirts or shorts
Tops that show midriffs or have spaghetti straps
Baseball caps (while indoors)
Sweatpants (in public)
Suits that don’t adequately cover the bottom and/or chest
Pants that do not sit at waist
Discipline Policy -Delegate written statement -Discussion with leader -Loss of free time -Letter of apology -Written statement -Call home -Call to Program office -Loss of free time -Shadow leader for day -All previous responses -Early curfew -No credit -Possible removal -Contact program Office -Removal -No future participation Violation Moderate violation Serious Violation Severe Violation
How to Pack
More to come later
Write in reflective style
How do you feel about topic?
What does it make you think?
How are you affected?
What are some alternate viewpoints?
What are some questions you have?
How has your thinking or feeling changed as you progress through the program?
Let me know of difficulties
We will practice journal writing at our next orientation meeting
Paperwork, Assignments, Tasks
Next meeting Saturday, March 13th from 9:30-12:30
Finish outstanding paperwork
Success contract signed
Increase your walking time until 1 hour is easy and comfortable
Chapters 6-8 under Certification section on OnBoard
Daily Life and Food and Customs Quiz under the Explore Before You Go section on OnBoard
Paperwork, Assignments, Tasks
Bring five goals for yourself as a Student Ambassador in an unsealed envelope with your name on it.
Read handouts on clothing expectations.
Read Suzie’s Suitcase Saga handout and clothing expectations handout
Read “Standards for Success” in Student Ambassador Protocol in OnBoard
Email is mandatory – all important info is relayed this way
~ Dan Wojciechowicz
Used mainly during travel
Please look over and let me know of any updates/changes today before you leave.
Community Service Reminder
Our topics are narrowed down to…
Only 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on
Suitcase max – 54 inches (H+L+W)
Max suitcase weight – 44 lbs
Carry-on max – 39 inches (H+L+W)
Max carry-on weight – 11 lbs
Make sure you have P2P luggage tag and your bag is clearly marked
Liquids in suitcase in a bag to avoid spillage
Leave extra room in suitcase to ‘expand’ as you travel
Try to live out of suitcase for 1 week before you leave to ensure you have everything
Take extra zip-lock bags for dirty clothes, wet clothes, emergencies (spills, breaks, etc)
Packing Expectations (tsa.gov)
In your carry-on
All liquids and gels in one zip-lock baggie (toothpaste, contact solution, etc.)
cannot be larger than quart size
Liquids no more than 3oz.
No scissors, sharp objects, etc.
Lithium batteries and other batteries – must be in carry-on. Extras must be in sealable plastic bags.
Change of clothes in case of lost luggage
Gel shoe inserts - not permitted
Snow globes and decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside.
We will have someone come to our last meeting in May to exchange money/get debit card
Bon Voyage Gathering
Gathering will take place on Tuesday, June 14th. More information will come at a later date.
Please check your email regularly – all important info comes this way
I will be sending a link to the full PowerPoint from today’s meeting later in the week for you to look through.
Feel free to contact us with ANY questions or concerns! That is what we am here for