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1 1 Outbound Orientations The North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Approach Districts 5950/5960

2 2 Who am I? Where is the North Star program? Chrysanne Manoles Chair Brazil Host Mom to seven Daughter: Argentina Son: Germany

3 District Committee

4 4 Expected Attendance at Five Meetings Three pre-exchange orientations, 6 hours each Pre-departure gathering by country Rebound orientation January February April July August

5 5 Flexibility is key Change and update topics with the times. Same as 10 years ago? Take a chance and try new ideas!

6 6 Speaker s Use peers as teachers Past outbound parents Past Host families Rotex Use professionals Banker Physician Trainer in Safety Travel Agent Language Teacher International Security Officer

7 7 3 Saturdays January, February, April

8 8 Agenda 8 AM Prep Meeting 9 AM Plenary in morning Lunch in cafeteria Country Groups in afternoon 3 PM Adjourn 8

9 9 Delicious Lunch

10 10 Country Breakout Sessions

11 11 Orientation #1 What is Rotary? 6 B's Culture Shock Roller Coaster Money Matters Learning your new Language Country Breakout Session The 6 B's What is Rotary? 6 B's Culture Shock Roller CoasterShock Coaster Money Matters LeaLearning your new Language Country Breakout Sessionry Breakout S

12 12 Orientation #2 Staying Healthy Use Common Sense to Stay Safe Social Media Country Breakout Session Homework Presentation: Country Report

13 13 Orientation #3 Travel Information Insurance Hot Topics and Security Measures Reverse Culture Shockock Graduation CeremGraduation Ceremony Country Breakout Session Homework due: 5 minute speech about me 13

14 14 Be a Realist not an Idealist It's not glamorous being an exchange student. You will have at least one problem a day. You won't have three perfect host families. You'll have at least one host brother or sister who doesn't like you. You will embarrass yourself daily for most of the exchange. You will become a professional problem solver.

15 15 Evaluation Surveys after every meeting Student Parents Honest Feedback Early returns? Why? Did orientation fail?

16 16 Graduation Certificate

17 17 Graduating Class Exchange Year

18 18 Questions? Comments? Chrysanne Manoles (click on "Resources" tab and find Rebound section)click on "Resources" tab and f

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