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From  Gainesville To London Lauren Williamson Ambassadorial Scholar District 5790
The Road to Studying Abroad <ul><li>April 2008 – won District 5790 award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process started LONG before...
Checklist <ul><li>Acceptance to School </li></ul><ul><li>UK Bank Account </li></ul><ul><li>Medical OK </li></ul><ul><li>In...
The  dreaded  VISA!!!!!! <ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>6 months bank statements </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of loans/s...
Housing <ul><li>Research –  flats, apartments, student housing, rooms, “en suite” rooms, catered halls, landlords, “tea ki...
OUTREACH <ul><li>10-15 presentations during + 8 after </li></ul><ul><li>Business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point, phot...
web + log =  BLOG <ul><li>Online diary or journal with pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.laurenatuniversityoflondon.blogs...
 
Countdown 3…2…1 <ul><li>Sept 9 leave US, Sept 10 arrive UK </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 16 move into Paul Robeson House </li></u...
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Gainesville RC, Pre Departure

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This slide show is for my presentation to the Gainesville Rotary Club on Sept 2nd. I will explain the process of preparing for a year abroad, and go in-depth about the outreach expected of Ambassadors during our year abroad.

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Gainesville RC, Pre Departure

  1. 1. From Gainesville To London Lauren Williamson Ambassadorial Scholar District 5790
  2. 2. The Road to Studying Abroad <ul><li>April 2008 – won District 5790 award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process started LONG before that (’06)! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year application; 1 year to departure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 2009 – ASETS training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rotaryasets.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept 2009 – leave for </li></ul><ul><li>District 1130, London </li></ul>
  3. 3. Checklist <ul><li>Acceptance to School </li></ul><ul><li>UK Bank Account </li></ul><ul><li>Medical OK </li></ul><ul><li>International Health Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Federal student loans to supplement year </li></ul><ul><li>Flight to London </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the language…. blimey! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The dreaded VISA!!!!!! <ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>6 months bank statements </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of loans/scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>$ to sustain length of stay </li></ul><ul><li>$ conversions </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance letter </li></ul><ul><li>Visa letter from school </li></ul><ul><li>Biometrics – 14 day deadline </li></ul><ul><li>POINTS BASED SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>$235 + shipping packet </li></ul>
  5. 5. Housing <ul><li>Research – flats, apartments, student housing, rooms, “en suite” rooms, catered halls, landlords, “tea kitchens”, kitchenettes </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Trip March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Robeson House </li></ul><ul><li>25 min walk, security </li></ul><ul><li>Post grad, SOAS students </li></ul><ul><li>“ en suite”, shared kitchen with 6 others </li></ul><ul><li>Room size is 4 x 2.5 meters or roughly 12 x 8 feet </li></ul>
  6. 6. OUTREACH <ul><li>10-15 presentations during + 8 after </li></ul><ul><li>Business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point, photos </li></ul><ul><li>Banners </li></ul><ul><li>Rotaract, service projects </li></ul>
  7. 7. web + log = BLOG <ul><li>Online diary or journal with pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.laurenatuniversityoflondon.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My first DIGITAL camera, THANK YOU Gainesville Rotary Club  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning web, technical </li></ul><ul><li>things, power point, slide shows… </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with other scholars </li></ul>
  8. 9. Countdown 3…2…1 <ul><li>Sept 9 leave US, Sept 10 arrive UK </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 16 move into Paul Robeson House </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 25-27 RIBI LINK wknd Leicester </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 28 classes begin </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 16-18 Rotary District Conference </li></ul>
  9. 10. Rotary is a small world!

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