ERIC Number: ED231694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
AFS Orientation Handbook. First Edition.
AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.
Ideas and approaches are suggested for the orientation of secondary students involved in the international/intercultural programs sponsored by the American Field Service (AFS). There are seven chapters, including chapter I, the introduction. The second chapter contains a framework for AFS orientations. Chapter III contains pre-departure orientation activities dealing with lifestyles and values for students, host families, and natural families. Activities for orientation on the topics of personal adjustment to a new culture, understanding a new community, host culture value orientations, summarizing an AFS experience, and preparing for the return home are suggested in the fourth chapter. Also provided are activities to help parents prepare for their child's return. Chapters V and VI contain activities for post-return orientations and some additional, very brief orientation activities for all phases of the experience. An annotated bibliography concludes the handbook. The suggestions found in this edition of the handbook do not replace those found in other editions, but add to them. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Learning Activities, Life Style, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Secondary Education, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.