|Personal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition (Peace Corps)|
|Handouts for pre-departure design on general personal safety: Unit one|
_______________________________ 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 __________________________________