Welcome to UMKC! PDPI Summer 2019 Orientation
The ALI Staff Dr.MonicaMingucci ALIProgram Director BlairLacy AcademicAdvisor AdamShoemaker AssociateDirector ChelseyButts InternationalLiason Colin Hayes Program Coordinator ElisaDay BusinessSpecialist Milton Gomez Summer Office Assistant/Tutor FranGolden HomestayCoordinator
The ALI Instructors Janine O’Shea Methodology Stephen Holland-Wempe Language& Culture
Icebreaker • Partner Interview • Ask your partner… • His/her name • Where he/she is from • Any other questions you want to ask • Small group introductions • Introduce your partner to a group • 3. Your city in 4 words • Use 4 words to describe the city where you are from • After everyone shares, explain why you chose those 4 words
ALI Office Come here if you need help or have questions.
Gym Free to use with student ID card.
Library Use your student ID card to check out books. Good place to study.
Student Union • Food court (fast food & coffee shop) • Bookstore
Student Success Center Cafeteria, International Student Affairs Office, and more.
Registration Please sign and date your registration form.
Meals Breakfast: Your hotel provides a free breakfast Lunch: Most lunches will be on campus at the cafeteria We will notify you in advance if you need to purchase a lunch for an off campus activity. Dinner: You have an ALI debit card with money to purchase food for dinner and any lunches that you are not on campus for
Tipping Tip 15-20% when you go to a restaurant. $3.00 $19.00
Sales Tax Added to the price.
Hotel Shuttle • Holiday Inn provides a shuttle to transport guests up to 3 miles (4.8 km).
Local Bus The bus is an easy way to get around Kansas City. • Enter in the front. • Let others exit before you enter. • Swipe your student ID card. • Pull the yellow cord before your stop. • Exit out the back door.
Health Insurance • IIE provides health insurance • You are responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses *These amounts are estimations. Contact IIE for specific questions about your insurance plans.
Health Insurance – what to do (non-emergency) • Health & Wellness Center on UMKC Campus • Make an appointment online • No co-pay for appointment • Fees for specialized treatment (blood tests, etc.) • Minute Clinics & Urgent Care Centers • Look at PDPI page on ALI’s website for clinic names and addresses • Must pay a co-pay for appointment • *Contact Colin if you need help!
Health Insurance – what to do (emergency) • In the US, Emergency Rooms (ER) should only be used in real emergency situations because they are very expensive. • Call 911 if you need an ambulance. • Closest ER to UMKC: • Saint Luke’s Hospital of KC • 4401 Wornall Road
Pharmacy If you need a prescription filled, there are three pharmacies less than 5 miles from campus. Go to the PDPI webpage on ALI’s website for names and addresses. *Contact Colin if you need help!
Other Emergencies WEATHER Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: • Stay inside • Can cause hail and strong winds stay away from windows • Stay away from areas with a lot of water
Other Emergencies WEATHER Tornado Warnings: • Rare but it can happen • Go to the basement or the lowest part of the building • Stay away from windows • Do not go outside!!
Personal Safety • Kansas City is a safe city, but you should always be aware of your personal safety. • It’s never a good idea to walk around alone at night. • Call 911 if you need help from the police.