ERIC Number: ED222415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
AFS Orientation Handbook. Second Edition.
AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Ideas and approaches are suggested for the orientation of high school students involved in the international/intercultural programs sponsored by the American Field Service (AFS). The nine documents presented may be copied or adapted for use by AFS national offices as they develop their own materials for orientation of students, host families, and natural families. The first four documents deal with pre-departure orientations. They include a student handbook, a sample bulletin containing host country information for students, a letter to host parents, and a handbook for hosting schools. Documents 5 through 7 deal with orientations during the experience. There is a booklet containing suggestions for newly arrived students and two letters, one to be sent to natural parents after the student departs and one to be sent before the student returns home. The last two documents are a self-assessment questionnaire for students and some questionnaire items to help post-return adjustment. Additional suggestions include a quiz for host parents, ways to help students discuss national or global issues, and an activity to help students from different cultures get acquainted with one another. Included is an annotated bibliography. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Prepared by the Research Department.