Essential Functions Special Considerations (Travel, Work Hours, Working Conditions, Etc.) Desired Qualifications Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Essential Physical Skills Environmental Conditions
Seminole State's Travel Study leaders: Act as the liaison with the tour company; Collaborate and communicate with international study coordinators; Collaborate and communicate with Travel Study chaperones; Recruit participants for the Travel Study Program; Disseminate information to the tour participants; Collect required paperwork/consent forms from participants before the trip; Purchase the tour company's medical and travel insurance (approximately $135);
Act as a group leader for a small group of participants on the tour, ensuring that all group members are present for activities; collecting tips for the tour guide and driver; and helping group members to resolve problems; Attend all activities on the tour; Support the local tour guide as necessary on the tour; Maintain a positive attitude throughout the tour; Ensure the safety of all participants on the tour; Organize any requested presentations upon return; and Participate in recommending improvements to the process.
Travel Flexible hours and days A one-year commitment (minimum)
Candidates must: Be a full-time Seminole State faculty member; Have experience traveling to other countries (preferred); and Have experience traveling with students (preferred).
Strong interpersonal and communications skills with students, as well as staff, faculty, administration and community members Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multitask Commitment to working in a multicultural environment Patience and adaptability when traveling with a group of students Strong decision-making capabilities
Candidates must have acceptable eyesight and hearing (with or without correction/aid) and be able to: Walk long distances; Stand for extended periods of time; Climb stairs; Tolerate changes in climate and temperature; Endure no (or weak) air conditioning; Travel on long airline flights and train rides; and Lift and transport luggage.
Candidates for this position should be able to: Work in an office environment; Travel on airplanes, trains, buses and taxis; and Travel to other countries.
The program must have academic value. The program must be marketable to students. The program must be affordable to students. The program must be financially viable for the College. The program should present limited risks for the College.
Visiting the site must offer historic, cultural, scientific or social benefits to students. An itinerary should be included with the request form. Participants must have the option to earn college credit. (Many Travel Study courses already exist in the curriculum.) A syllabus for the college-credit course should also be included with the request form.
The location of the program must be safe and appealing to students. The length and time frame of the program must be convenient for students. The number of programs offered may be limited.
A detailed description of anticipated costs must be included with the request form (airfare, lodging, food, attraction tickets, tips, tuition costs, etc.).
Travel Study programs must use commercial educational tours that provide complimentary enrollment for chaperones (EF Educational Tours, ACIS, Passports, Casterbridge, etc.).
Participating faculty must be full- time employees of Seminole State College (required). Participating faculty should have experience traveling abroad (preferred). Participating faculty should have experience traveling with students (preferred).
Create posters and place them around the campuses Hold info. meetings Put information on the Seminole State main web page Put information on the Seminole State Travel Web Page Promote it in your classes Put information on the UCF campus (we have a partnership with them) Tell other teachers about it and give them information to hand out in their classes
Payment Plans Scholarships Travel Insurance Passports Visas Vaccinations Packing Special dietary information Rooming arrangements
Monthly Four Payments Payment in Full Direct Deposit Credit Card
Financial Aid Travel Website—Scholarships http://www.seminolestate.edu/international- studies/study-abroad/scholarships.htm http://www.seminolestate.edu/international- studies/study-abroad/scholarships.htm Kevin Konecny
All travelers, including group leaders, must have travel insurance. http://www.eftours.com/coverage
For many students it is their first time traveling outside of the country and they need to obtain a passport. You may have to help them fill out the form.
Visas are needed for travel to certain countries. International students often need visas, even when American students do not.
CDC—Travelers Health Page http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ Seminole County Health Department http://www.seminolecohealth.com/Immunizations-Travel.html http://www.seminolecohealth.com/Immunizations-Travel.html
Packing Checklist for SE Asia ____ PASSPORT ____ Luggage = 1 carry-on and 1 checked piece ____ Cash and/or credit cards ____ Electrical outlet adaptor for Asia (if you bring a phone, camera, laptop, etc.) ____ Camera--plus batteries and memory cards ____ Shampoo and Conditioner ____ Shaving cream ____ Toothpaste ____ Toothbrush ____ Hairbrush and/or Comb ____ Lotion (optional) ____ Vitamins ____ Sunblock ____ Bug Spray ____ Plastic baggies ____ Antibacterial hand sanitizer ____ Tissue/Kleenexes ____ Laundry soap in baggie (for washing out clothes at night). ____ Any medications you take (with clearly marked labels) ____ Snacks (granola bars, crackers, peanuts, juice boxes, milk boxes, dried fruit, etc.—all liquids packed in checked luggage).
MEN ____ 3 pair of trousers (1 should be nice casual—i.e. khaki’s) ____ 2 pair shorts ____ 7-9 pairs of underwear ____ 2 nice casual shirts ____ 4-5 t-shirts or other shirts for touring ____ 5-8 pairs of socks ____ 2 pair of comfortable walking shoes ____ 2 sweatshirts or something similar ____ Light rain jacket or parka ____ bathing suit (optional)
Women ____ 2-3 pair of slacks (1 should be nice casual or a skirt) ____ 2 pair of shorts, skirts, or something similar ____ 7-9 pairs of underwear ____ 2 nice casual shirts ____ 4-5 shirts or blouses for touring ____ 5-8 pairs of socks ____ 2 pair of comfortable walking shoes ____ 2 sweatshirts or something similar ____ Light rain jacket or parka ____ bathing suit (optional)
MSN Packing Tips for the Smart Traveler With ever-changing airline rules and restrictions, packing can be a nightmare — but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some of the latest techniques for stress-free packing. By Christine Ajudua, Jessica Shaw, Rima Suqi, Travel+Leisure How to pack in five easy steps Our easy-to-follow instructions for organizing your suitcase—and techniques for folding and rolling your clothes for a wrinkle-free arrival. 1. Distribute weight intelligently Put heavier items on the bottom of your suitcase. This includes shoes (in shoe bags), rolled jeans, and blazers (folded into dry-cleaner bags). Lighter pieces go at the top. 2. Use bags to organize Ziplocs are great for small accessories and toiletries. If you’re not checking, make sure cosmetics are on the top of your packed suitcase, for easy access as you go through security. To protect undergarments from damage (and prying TSA agents), place them in a lingerie bag. 3. Roll your casual clothes This approach minimizes creasing and maximizes space. It’s best for lighter-weight pieces—cotton shirts, khakis, jeans—not bulkier items like sweaters (see step 4). Put compactly rolled pieces in organization cubes to create extra room. Roll smaller items (yoga pants, socks) and use them to fill in air holes. 4. Fold sweaters and delicate items Bulky articles should be folded and placed in compression sacks, like the Spacepak Bags from Flight 001. Delicate pieces can be protected from wrinkles by using tissue paper and dry-cleaner bags. Dress shirts and skirts should be folded and separated by tissue paper.
5. Don’t forget the laundry Bring a laundry sack (or extra-large Ziploc) and stuff it with a few dryer sheets to keep everything smelling fresh. Put it at the back of the suitcase, so that clean clothes are easily accessible during the trip. Pre-packing checklist can you prepare for next trip? Here, T+L offers our checklist of eight simple—yet easily forgotten—steps to take before departure. One week before takeoff Freshen up your Suitcases Air out your bags before you pack. And next time you put luggage away, leave lavender sachets by L’Occitane en Provence (loccitane.com) in the pockets. Stock up on storage bags for small items Our favorites: Stephanie Johnson (stephaniejohnson.com) designs stylish Dopp kits with protective plastic interiors; a nylon-lined cotton sack by Zazendi (zazendi.com) is well suited for wet swim gear; and the drawstring laundry bag by Flight 001 (flight001.com) is treated with polyurethane, which keeps odors under wraps. Three days before takeoff Get your gadgets in order Empty memory cards and charge your phone and camera. Consolidate power cords, chargers, and extra batteries in your carry-on (new DOT regulations prohibit putting them in checked luggage). Pick up the Tumi Electronics Charger Kit (tumi.com), with adapters that work in 150 countries. Refill necessary prescriptions Bring medications with you on the plane; make sure they are properly labeled according to TSA requirements. Copy important documents Carry paper duplicates of your passport, visa, and itinerary, and e-mail yourself electronic copies. With a password- protected itinerary on Google Docs, close friends and family can keep track of where you are. Pare down your travel wallet Only bring essential documents: driver’s license, medical insurance cards, passport, and credit cards. (T+L Tip: Alert your bank and credit card companies before you depart, so that they won’t be alarmed by out-of-town charges and ATM withdrawals.) One day before takeoff Record the contents of your suitcase Take pictures of your clothes, shoes, and jewelry, which will serve as documentation if your bag is lost or stolen. Download the shots onto your home computer, just in case.
Students must complete required paperwork for the college and turn in with a copy of the first two pages of their passport—see handouts Final itinerary and flight information Emergency Contact List to Dr. Ross Final meeting Tips
Be FLEXIBLE Never let students go anywhere by themselves—they must be in groups of at least two Always know where students are going Make sure students have names, maps and phone numbers Know the laws of the land Make sure students get enough sleep—the itinerary is busy and involved each day Make sure students are connecting with parents Be strict about rules Help students engage in the cultural adventure
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