Global Village Living-Learning Center | Study Abroad: Before You Go
G291 | 17149 | Engbers, Trent


(1 cr.) (2nd 8-weeks)(MW) (2:30- 3:45 pm)   Trent Engbers.
Prerequisite: Consent of Office of Overseas Study.  This 8-week
course prepares students for the rewarding educational experience of
studying abroad.  Taught from an interdisciplinary perspective, the
course will stimulate students both to think about and to openly
discuss, their primary goals/concerns with overseas study.  The
course is structured around four major topics: 1,  pre-departure
considerations; 2,  life in the host country; 3,  strategies for
recognizing obstacles and overcoming challenges; and 4,  integrating
study and daily personal experiences with post-travel educational
goals.  Students will be expected to complete weekly readings for
the course, participate in weekly discussions, and present a short
in-class presentation focusing on the host country they plan to
visit.  Maximizing Study Abroad , 2002,  will be used as the primary
text for the class.  International students and faculty members from
IU will visit the class throughout the semester to share their
personal experiences studying abroad and conducting research outside
of the U.S.