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In this session our guest speaker will give an hour long presentation on tips and advice for documenting a student’s experience abroad. Student panelists will also be there to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you might have. We will mainly focus on journaling and blogging. Refreshments will be provided. .
Last year, this was a favorite session among our students and received a lot of positive feedback. Please RSVP here, and reply to for questions.
Friday, May 2, 2014
This orientation seeks to bring together any and all undergraduate, graduate, soon to be post-graduate students, and staff traveling to Africa for research, internships, study abroad or other programs. Faculty and administrators accompanying students on travels to Africa are also encouraged to attend.
Africa experts will discuss Historical & Cultural Trends in Africa, Cultural Considerations, Research and Academic advice, and Internships and Volunteering advice. Past participants and students native to the countries and regions will be invited to mix and mingle, while offering their local perspective and answering any questions concerning specific cultural differences, packing advice, food, health concerns, and the Global Activities Registry.
Register no later than Thursday, May 1st at 1pm.
Remember, students will need to complete the Heath, Safety & Security webinar before they are able to complete the registration process.
Articles for students going to Africa
Download and read these articles to help prepare yourself for your upcoming trip to africa.
Health, Safety & Security Webinar
Before registering, all attendees must view the Africa Orientation Health, Safety & Security Webinar in its entirety.
This requirement is MANDATORY.
Travel Health Appointments
The University recommends that all travelers make an appointment for a travel health consult before going abroad. Below is the process for scheduling a travel consult with Student Health Services:
Process for SHS appointment:
1. Schedule a free travel consult
2. Schedule a physical exam (only if required by program)
- Make sure to inform receptionist that you need a physical when you
- A physical can be tagged onto the travel consult appointment but will
need a longer appointment
3. Schedule an immunization appointment
- Receptionist should automatically schedule with a travel
consult/physical appointment but make sure to double check
- Schedule appointments well in advance, some immunizations take
several weeks to be effective
SHS website: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/