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Pre-Departure Orientation > Study Abroad at Loyola University New Orleans

Section I: Introduction and Overview

Section II: Practical Information
Section III: Health and safety
  • Pre-departure health
    • Prescriptions
    • Immunizations
  • Jet lag
  • Health issues abroad
  • Mental health
  • Insurance
  • Safety
    • Safety issues abroad
    • Obeying the law
    • Drugs and alcohol
    • Women, minorities, LGBT
    • Solo travel
    • Emergencies
  • Section III Quiz
Section IV: Adjusting to culture and getting the most out of your experience
  • Resources for preparing
  • What is culture?
    • Frameworks of culture
      • Language use and perception
      • Non-verbal behavior
      • Communication and conflict styles
      • Cognitive styles
      • Values and assumptions
  • Culture shock and cultural adjustment
    • Models of culture shock
    • Developmental model of intercultural sensitivity
  • Tools
    • Red flag technique
    • DIE
    • Other skills and tips
      • Platinum rule
      • Empathy
      • Curiosity
  • Section IV Quiz
Section V: Returning home
  • Evaluations and grades
Last modified 10/22/2012