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Tisch Special Programs Prague Summer 2012 program. UNPACKING STEREOTYPES. “American Profile” – and + ? Try not to stereotype People are complex, avoid generalizations! Keep an open mind. SETTING EXPECTATIONS. WHY you are going abroad? Motivations

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Tisch special programs prague summer 2012 program

Tisch Special Programs Prague Summer 2012 program


Unpacking stereotypes

UNPACKING STEREOTYPES

  • “American Profile” – and + ?

  • Try not to stereotype

  • People are complex, avoid generalizations!

  • Keep an open mind


Setting expectations

SETTING EXPECTATIONS

  • WHY you are going abroad?

    • Motivations

    • What are you excited about? Nervous about?

  • Observe vs. Judge

    • Not Tisch in Prague

    • Not always better or worse

  • Flexible – you will be surprised - open to changes!


Cultural adjustment

CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT

  • Emotional highs and lows

    • Mood swings, excessive complaining, homesickness…

  • Stress

  • How to prepare for culture shock?

    • Research culture!

    • Keep in touch w/family & friends, journal

    • Contact site staff or NYC staff!

  • Special note about drinking


General program info

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO


Program dates

PROGRAM DATES

  • Check-In to Housing (request and pay if earlier)

    • Saturday, May 19th

  • Classes Begin

    • Sun. May 20th

  • Last Day of Program

    • Mon. June 25th

  • Check-Out

    • Tues. June 36th

This is a good

time to travel!


Health

HEALTH

Medications/Prescriptions

Keep up medications and Dr. Visits

Bring some over the counter medicines with you?

STAYING HEALTHY:

Travel

Sleep

Prepare before you leave – keep up counseling

Wellness – homesickness or difficulties adjusting

Unmanageable stress, isolation, inability to sleep, significant change in appetite and/or weight, persistent irritability or tearfulness

Forms

Immunization (non-NYU)


Health insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE

Insurance

MUST maintain domestic coverage

Supplemental International Health Insurance: 

NYU purchases HTH Worldwide for you

HTH Worldwide – for length of program ONLY!

Student international coverage at no cost to you

Make appt. with HTH !

Save your receipts – may have to pay up front!

TAKE YOUR CARD WITH YOU

REGISTER & print card-receive email via NYU Health Ctr.


Safety

TIPS

Register with the U.S. State Dept.

Keep a low “American Profile” – don’t be a target

Street Smarts: be conscientious! ESPECIALLY nightlife, dating, money/ATMs, traveling, passport and personal belongings (CSI insurance)

DRINKING – decision making, unfamiliar country

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

Know your emergency numbers

Report to Director and Police

NYU files a report with Public Safety

SAFETY

  • #1 TIP:

  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

  • FOR YOURSELF


Policies

TRAVEL

Permission from Director

NYU Traveler – register any travel!

ACADEMICS #1 -Only on weekends with no class obligations

HOUSING – noise and respect

NYU/TISCH STUDENT POLICIES ARE ALL APPLICABLE TO YOU

Any violation can result in your expulsion from the program

POLICIES


Policies continued

ALCOHOL & DRUGS

Zero tolerance drug use, Zero tolerance alcohol abuse

Similar to U.S. - disturbing the peace, lewd behavior, littering, driving under the influence, drinking on the street/public transportation can be criminal activities by local authorities

LOCAL LAWS AND BEHAVIOR

U.S. citizenship does not make you exempt from full prosecution under another country’s criminal justice system

Examples – Dept. store shopping

Violations considered minor in US can have harsh penalties

Conviction of a crime

Can be more years of imprisonment in a foreign jail

Doesn’t matter if you’re underage either; you can still be charged as an adult

POLICIES (continued)


Travel and arrival

TRAVEL AND ARRIVAL


Passport visa

PASSPORT/VISA

Valid passport (make copies)

Any non-U.S. citizens?

U.S. Citizens DON’T need a visa!

Travel after program ends – 90 days in TOTAL as a tourist?

Questions – Natalie Barton at natalie.barton@nyu.edu


Packing tips

PACKING & TIPS

  • CONSULT A TRAVEL GUIDE

  • READ BLOG EVALUATIONS

  • SUGGESTIONS

    • Medicines/Prescriptions

    • Light, comfortable clothing and shoes

    • Contact solution, planner, watch, alarm clock (battery operated)

    • Linens and towels optional (provided)

    • Adapters – only cameras/computers will work

    • BRING LAPTOP AND DIGITAL CAMERA!!!!

    • UNDERPACK NOW FOR RETURN HOME


Travel

TRAVEL

Book own roundtrip flight!

Egencia - business traveler arm of Expedia

Forms due May 4th

  • Tisch Top Apply online Supplemental Forms

    • Find in Top Apply account

  • NYU Traveler – required!

    • Find via NYU Home - instructions sent via email

    • If you book with Egencia, info automatically feeds


Arrival

ARRIVAL

  • Airport Shuttle Bus near NamestiRepublik

    • Leaves every 30-60min , 120Kc, for 30min ride

  • Or City Bus

    • 119, costs 18Kc, about 40min

  • Taxis are okay from the airport

    • AAA, under 500 crowns)


Tisch special programs prague summer 2012 program

LIVING IN PRAGUE


Housing in prague

HOUSING IN PRAGUE

  • KolejPetrskàPetrskà 3, Praha 1

    • Doubles & LIMITED singles

    • Kitchenette and bathroom in room

    • Linens provided, rooms cleaned

    • Breakfast included

  • IMPORTANT FOR ALL HOUSING

  • Live in NYU housing only

  • Top Apply Supplemental Forms – request housing

  • Housing violations can result in expulsion from the program


Staying connected

STAYING CONNECTED

  • PRE-DEPARTURE

    • KNOW B4U GO BLOG!!!!!!

  • OVERSEAS

    • No Internet (cafés nearby)

    • Phones (buy pay-as-you-go cell, dorm phone)

    • Mail (not recommended)

    • Be prepared for homesickness

  • TELL YOUR PARENTS/FAMILY YOUR ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OVERSEAS!

  • WE CANNOT RELEASE THIS INFORMATION


Money

MONEY

Koruna or Crown (www.xe.com) -ATM /credit cards best

Research ATM fees -Alert banks/credit cards

Memorize number ATM pin code - Emergency credit card

BUDGET

Arrive w/crown 1$=18.76CZK -Tips on Blog($80-150/wk)

EXPENSES

Regular NYU tuition and registration fees

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

BLOGGING SCHOLARSHIP DUE MAY 4TH

  • Program fee ($640) -Housing ($1,860 (double); $2,360 single)

  • Lab/Equipment Fee ($708)

  • EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT

  • BUDGETING = PLANNING

  • ESTIMATES: Round-Trip Airfare: $800 - $1,200, Meals: $500, Metro / Bus Pass: $100, Miscellaneous: $100

  • TRIP ESTIMATE: $1,000-$2,500


Tisch special programs prague summer 2012 program

ACADEMIC

INFORMATION


Registration

REGISTRATION

  • Turn in confirmation form

  • Get cleared by your dept. (most automatically do this)

  • Discuss credit allocation

  • Clear away any library fines or holds

  • We will register you


Academics

ACADEMICS

  • PavelJech- Dean of FAMU

  • Michael Gahut- Program Director

  • Vera Hoffmannova- Prague Coordinator

  • Eliza McNitt- Student representative

  • MOSES CENTER FOR DISABILITIES

  • RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES

  • SCHEDULE

  • PROGRAM DETAILS


Bon voyage

Bon Voyage!


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