Introductory Meeting (No Charge)
Phase I: Information Gathering
The purpose of this phase is to understand the objectives, needs, and interests of both the student and his/her parents. Through personal interviews and using various assessment tools, information is gathered to help establish a set of criteria which in turn will direct the research.
A letter which summarizes this information will be sent to the student and to the family as a result of this phase.
Phase II: Proposals
Payment of consulting fee is due at this time.
Based on careful exploration and my accrued knowledge, the student and his/her family will learn about extended experiences which are deemed a good match. The objective is to connect the student with a personally appropriate experience. Complete details and information including program evaluations and a list of past participants will be provided.
Phase III: Preparation
The student can obtain help with program application; in addition pre-departure details will be addressed, such as:
- cross-cultural orientation workshop
- documented approval for transfer of earned credits to home institution
- travel plans
- student visa
- international student identification card
- additional medical insurance
- standard release forms
Phase IV: Monitoring of Extended Experience
I will be in contact with program directors, the student, and their families to monitor the progress of the extended experience(s).
Phase V: Re-entry
-Credit transfer to home institution will be verified, when applicable.
-Upon completion of a program, a student is asked to assess and evaluate
-Various ways of sharing his/her experiences are discussed.