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close this bookPersonal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition (Peace Corps)
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close this folderHandouts for pre-departure design on general personal safety: Unit one
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View the documentHandout 2: Volunteers' advice to new volunteers
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Handout 1: Critical incident

_______________________________ is participating in a program that (name from host country) sends students, for 6 months to 2 years, to study in the U.S. She/he has never been to the U.S. and is eagerly anticipating her/his stay in New York, where she/he will be studying.

You will be meeting________________________ the first week after her/his arrival and have been asked to brief her/him on living in New York. One of the issues you feel strongly about is safety and how to help_____________________________________ settle into her/his new neighborhood.

Knowing that part of_____________________________________ purpose in coming to the U.S. is to learn more about the people and their culture and that she/he is very enthusiastic to meet and work with her/his new found friends, what advice would you give her/him concerning the following.

SELECTING A HOUSE/APARTMENT:

TRAVELING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

SHOPPING IN THE MARKETS/STREET VENDORS/STORES:

MEETING NEW PEOPLE/FRIENDS:

SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE:

1) AT SCHOOL -

2) AT HOME

3) ON THE STREET -

OTHER ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE __________________________________

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