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1 What is GLST? Introduction to the Basics

2 What is the purpose of GLST? Guiding your international study experience Prompting your thinking Connecting to your major Networking with your peers Other goals/Outcomes

3 GLST 390 Intro to Cross-Cultural Experiences o Determining Personal Goals o Understanding Cultural/ Social Characteristics of host/home site(s) o Evaluating resources about home/host culture o Defining “culture”

4 GLST 392 Cross-Cultural Immersion o “Culture Shock” o Going to the Market (& Beyond) o On being an “American” o Exploring cross-cultural competency o Investigating My “World” o Listening with Cross-Cultural Ears o Souvenir? o Capstone Prompts o Re-entry Shock o Preparing for GLST 490

5 GLST Courses Orientation GLST 390 GLST 490 GLST 392

6 Online Learning Environment (Bb)

7 blackboard.binghamton.edu Interactive Asynchronous Self-managed and Self-paced Community of Practice

8 Must do’s! Write developed responses Proof your essays Initiate discussion Converse with classmates

9 Must do’s! Be in touch – Don’t wait Keep “local” copies of course docs (or print) Make a calendar Keep organized!

10 Scheduling

11 Session Schedules GLST 390 If you’re a summer study abroad student, you’ll take GLST 390 in Sum I If you’re an international student, or you are studying abroad for Fall or Spring, you’ll take GLST 390 in Sum II GLST 392 If you’re a summer study abroad student, you’ll take GLST 392 in Sum II If you’re an international student, or you are studying abroad for Fall or Spring, you’ll take GLST 392 in Fall or Spring

12 Making Your Own Schedule Assignment12345 Due Date12/1712/2112/281/51/10 Winter BeginsEnds 16 December27 January

13 FAQs

14 How will I know my section? Check your schedule, Bb, and s from GLST

15 How much time per exercise? Estimated to be no more than 3 hrs from beginning to end

16 Can I do this course from my smart phone? NO!

17 Tips for Success Read Assignments Think about the issues! Journal Update your calendar

18 Technology Tips Plan Ahead Internet is not always as accessible as in Binghamton (U.S.) You may have to plan computer/internet time Use Your BU Resources If you have technology issues, let your instructor know, or contact Bb support directly at

19 Our Syllabus is Our Contract The course syllabus spells out the instructor’s expectations of the student And what students can expect from the instructor Assignments Grading policies Pre-Departure Agreement –http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/THHB9CL –Digital Signature required!

20 Attend Face-To-Face Meetings


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