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
GENERAL PROGRAM INFO
This is a good
time to travel!
Keep up medications and Dr. Visits
Bring some over the counter medicines with you?
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
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.
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
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
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
TRAVEL AND ARRIVAL
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 email@example.com
Book own roundtrip flight!
Egencia - business traveler arm of Expedia
Forms due May 4th
LIVING IN PRAGUE
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
Arrive w/crown 1$=18.76CZK -Tips on Blog($80-150/wk)
Regular NYU tuition and registration fees
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
BLOGGING SCHOLARSHIP DUE MAY 4TH