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Welcome to Speak with a Returnee from [Country]! Are you having trouble connecting to the call? Send me a chat message! If you are calling in from a landline.

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1 Welcome to Speak with a Returnee from [Country]! Are you having trouble connecting to the call? Send me a chat message! If you are calling in from a landline or cell phone, please press *6 to mute yourself while we are waiting for others to sign on Hang tight for a few more minutes while everyone gets connected!

2 Call Guidelines Please make sure you are in a quiet place so we can eliminate background noise If there are any parents on the line, please send me chat messages with your questions and I’ll ask on your behalf At the end of the presentation, we will have an opportunity to ask questions

3 Focus of the Call This is an opportunity to learn about daily life in [Country]! If you have any specific questions about placements, visas or travel logistics, please contact: We will be covering topics like culture, food, family, etiquette, etc. This is a great chance to get a picture of what your experience in [country] could be like.

4 Our Returnee! Our Returnee’s name is [Your name] [First name] spent a [length of program] in [country] in the [time of program and year]. [your name] Your picture here

5 Culture and Etiquette Personal Space/Physical Contact What is Polite/Rude? What questions did locals ask you? Hierarchy of Society Male/Female Interactions or Behaviors? Greetings Did You Stand Out?

6 Cultural Adjustment Homesickness Phases of Cultural Adjustment Contact with Natural Family Language Learning Host Family Rules

7 Packing and Dress Packing Recommendations How to make the most of your suitcase space What did you pack that you didn’t need? Money/Electronics Appropriate Clothes for Weather/School/Home Toiletries: Bring them along or get them there?

8 Meal Time Typical Meals Portions Meal Times Table Etiquette

9 Social Life Host Family Social Life AFS Community Gender Interactions: (dating/friend groups/siblings) Celebrations Politics What does it mean to be a representative of the US? Is it important to know about politics ?

10 School Life School Schedule Teacher/Student Interactions Extracurricular Activities Transportation to School Making Friends Academic Credit

11 If You Have More Questions Contact our Returnee at: [your ] Contact your Application Advisor at:


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