Global Village Living-Learning Center | Study Abroad: Before You Go
G291 | 32958 | Julie Madewell


(1 cr.) (2nd 8-weeks)(TR) (9:30 am - 10:45 am)  Julie Madewell.
Prerequisite: Consent of Office of Overseas Study at
overseas@indiana.edu.  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