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
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 protected]
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