ERIC Number: ED231732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
AFS Orientation Handbook. Third Edition.
AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Designed for persons involved in cross-cultural training sessions for international high school student exchange programs, this handbook features orientation resources developed in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Following a brief introduction, Section 2 describes volunteer training seminars in Argentina which covered publicity, local selection, family finding, and orientation for Argentinian students. Section 3 provides 3 resources for pre-departure student orientations: How to Introduce Symmetric Interaction (the process in which two or more parties put an equal amount of involvement into a relationship to increase their common benefit) into International Education, training activities focusing on facilitators' own cultural values and personality traits, and activities that involve students in learning about their native culture. Section 4 includes 5 resources for orientation during the sojourn: activities for groups of hosted students, hypothetical critical incidents involving students from two cultures, three types of reaction to culture shock, a method for community observation in a host community. and guidelines for leaders of a group exchange program. Section 5 presents brief accounts of students' reverse culture shock. Section 6 contains brief suggestions for sessions on prejudice, values, communication, information distortion, and isolation. The annotated bibliography lists over 40 relevant books and articles from U.S. and non-U.S. sources. (KC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cultural Exchange, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, High School Students, High Schools, International Educational Exchange, Learning Activities, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Volunteer Training
Research Department, AFS International, 313 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017 (free, or nominal fee to cover postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Host Nation Programs
Note: For related documents, see ED 222 415 and SO 014 711. Prepared by the Research Department.