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Interpersonal Conflicts and Resolution

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ISDS Session: Interpersonal Conflicts and Resolution

This workshop will explore the dynamic of different kinds of interpersonal conflicts, such as in the context of roommate situation, friendship, romantic relationship, and advisory/supervisory relationship. Students will learn strategies to identify, assess, and resolve interpersonal conflicts when they arise.

Registration for this event is required. Please register here.

International Student and Scholar Services

Travel Writing Workshop

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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.

Penn Abroad

Africa Orientation

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Friday, May 2, 2014

1:00 - 4:30 PM
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 265 (JMHH 265)
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sponsors: Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, African Studies Center

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. 

    • africa orientation flyer2014
    • africa orientation flyer2014

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:

Penn Abroad, International Internship Program