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Orientation June, 2012. 1. Spain 2. Castille and Leon 3. Salamanca 4. The Spaniards 5. Cultural differences 6. Culture Shock 7. Safety 8. Housing 9. Travel.

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1 Orientation June, 2012

2 1. Spain 2. Castille and Leon 3. Salamanca 4. The Spaniards 5. Cultural differences 6. Culture Shock 7. Safety 8. Housing 9. Travel & Education Consortium

3 Shares Iberian Peninsula Large country in Europe, 46 million Constitutional Monarchy 17 different Autonomies or regions 4 different languages Long history with lots of traditions from different cultures: Phoenician, Greek, Roman, German, Arab, Jewish, Cristian… Long historical ties with Latin America Member of the E.U. Home of some particular traditions and folkore Spain: Tradition and Modernity

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5 A truly university city Oldest university in Spain, founded in 1218 Purest Castilian-Spanish Small and safe city, people Located at 802m of altitude (2,400 feet approx.) Great Renaissance architecture World Heritage site by UNESCO Cattle raising (toro bravo) Gastronomy Embutidos ibéricos Ham from Guijuelo (Jamón de Guijuelo) Morucha beef Wines, in areas of Castille and Leon: Ribera de Duero (red-tinto) Toro (red-tinto) Rueda (white-blanco) Cigales (rose-rosado)

6 Plaza Mayor Catedral y Puente Romano Casa de las Conchas y Clerecía Universidad Convento de San Esteban Patio de Escuelas

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8 INTRODUCTIONS AND GREETINGS GIVE ME A KISS! CASTILLIANS vs ANDALUSIANS, for instance DRESS CODE FLATTERING COMPLIMENT PERSONAL SPACE CUSTOMER SERVICE FOOD AND DRINKS SIESTA TIME SHOPPING/BANKING HOURS SUNDAYS

9 THE ANXIETY PRODUCED WHEN A PERSON MOVES TO A COMPLETELY NEW ENVIRONMENT DIFFERENT STAGES IT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL TO FEEL SAD! DO NOT BE HARD ON YOURSELF

10 Operate in groups Target tourists Create confusion How to avoid unwanted situations How to wear bags and purses Keep an eye on your belongings Dont walk alone at night Photocopy your important documents

11 Residence Hall Laundry Midnight Curfew Meals Showers and Energy Rooms Keys Guests Mutual Respect Open Mind Concerns With Accommodations

12 NO Drugs or Alcohol Maintain Satisfactory GPA Maintain Satisfactory Attendance Rate Cheating and Plagiarism Prohibited Written Warnings – Three Strikes

13 Emergency Contact Number – Cellhire Phones Meeting Point: T&E Office Emergency Contacts: Emergency 112 (equivalent to 911) Police 092 Fire 080

14 Coordinators – Personal Connection with T&E Office Hours Itineraries

15 See Coordinator for Materials Itineraries Backpacks ID Cards ID Photos if Needed Residence Hall Rules Enjoy Your Time in Salamanca!

16 Any questions?


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