ERIC Number: ED313289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation Handbook for Youth Exchange Programs.
Designed for the large corps of professionals and volunteers who work in the growing number of organizations and programs involved in international educational exchange, this book provides two important resources: (1) a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of the youth exchange experience and the factors that come into play when providing the participants with effective orientation; and (2) a set of carefully selected materials that may be applied to the orientation of each of the principal groups involved (the participants, their natural families, and their host families) at each stage of the exchange process (predeparture, during sojourn, and post-return). The 26 resources found in this handbook are drawn from a series of orientation handbooks that have been compiled and published by the American Field Service (AFS) International/Intercultural Programs between 1981 and 1987, and represent the best ideas and orientation exercises generated by that organization. An annotated bibliography concludes the document. It is divided into five sections: (1) trainers' materials (10 items), (2) sojourners' and hosts' materials (6 items), (3) focused background readings (21 items), (4) general background readings (35 items), and (5) other bibliographies (7 items). (JB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Cultural Exchange, Culture, Culture Contact, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Students, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Resource Materials, Student Exchange Programs
Intercultural Press, P.O. Box 768, Yarmouth, ME 04096 ($19.95 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: AFS International/Intercultural Programs, Inc., New York, NY.