Handout 1: Critical incident
_______________ (name from host country) is participating in a program that 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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