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The Exchange Student Survival Kit: Advice for your International Exchange Experience

Bettina Hansel

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Prose: non-fiction, Living & working abroad

The Exchange Student Survival Kit is the essential guide for young people traveling abroad, full of examples from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures.

FOR STUDENTS GOING ABROAD, THE EXCHANGE STUDENT SURVIVAL KIT IS THE FIRST THING TO PACK!
Study abroad has never been so popular. Students embarking on life-changing adventures need tried-and-true advice. Since 1993, THE EXCHANGE STUDENT SURVIVAL KIT has been the essential guide for young people traveling abroad, helping them better understand the unique experience of international exchange programs. More importantly, it shows students how to avoid many common misunderstandings and problems that can occur in the course of their adjustment to a new culture, a new family, a new school and a new community.

Based on her years of research and professional involvement with AFS Intercultural Programs, Dr. Hansel has filled the book with examples taken from the experiences of dozens of exchange students from a broad spectrum of cultures. This much-awaited new edition includes

* New communications technology as it affects the experience: e-mail, instant messaging, cell phones, online games and blogs and information searches.
* Important advice on personal safety and pressing concerns for parents and students in light of war, terrorism and crime.
* Changes in society and family life that affect travelers: fast food replacing family meals, a new emphasis on religious beliefs, consumerism and globalism.

Now fully updated for the 21st Century THE EXCHANGE STUDENT SURVIVAL KIT supports young people who plan to become exchange students or who are already on such a program, showing how to manage the unexpected "culture shock" and deal with the specific issues that emerge when immersing yourself in an unfamiliar culture.

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