Pre-Trip Workshops

16 hours of pre-departure workshops (guided activities)

March 2014:

- March 13 (Thursday),
5 pm - 9 pm

- March 14 (Friday),
5 pm - 9 pm

Pre-departure orientation, Workshop 1: Introduction to the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program (4 hours)

by Drs. An & Park

  • Travel advisory (documentation, visa* and passport information, medical tips, immunization and insurance, travel safety, and itemized requirements).*Not required for US citizens to enter South Korea.
  • Goals and outcomes of the GPA 
  • Introduction to South Korea(Introduction; IT; Educational Technology Education; History)
  • Introduction to course content (topics, field visits, host organizations, teaching methods, course expectations, room and board arrangements, traveling in country, review of the daily itinerary).
  • Pre-Surveys:
    - Pre-trip survey
    - Pre “My Cultural Awareness Profile” survey
    - Language background survey
    - Self-Assessment of Korean Language Proficiency

April 2014:
- April 11 (Friday), 5 pm - 9 pm

- April 12 (Saturday),
 9 am - 1 pm

Pre-departure orientation, Workshop 2: Language Learning Seminar (4 hours)

  • Budget overview (Dr. Hong)
  • Contemporary Film ("Hangeul becomes an art") and discussion on second language learning
  • Introduction to Korean 101 (Overview of the language)
    - Learning the Korean alphabet (Dr. An)
    - Basic Korean sentences (Dr. Park)
  • Course readings and information package distributed

May, 16 2014

5 - 7 pm;
7 - 9 pm (restaurant)

Pre-departure orientation, Workshop 3: Intercultural Learning Seminar (4 hours)

  • Hands-on workshop pertaining to Korean Art (by Dr. Laura Fattal: Art education, at the College of Education, WPU)
  • Short cultural trip to Korean communities and neighborhoods in New Jersey.
  • Dinner at the Korean restaurant (Poonglim)
    -    Address: 2053 Lemoine Ave Fort Lee, NJ 07024

June, 11 2014

5 pm - 9 pm

Pre-departure orientation, Workshop 4: Outcomes and Deliverables (4 hours)

  • A PBS video clip on South Korea's 'Education Fever' followed by guided discussions on cross-cultural educational themes.
  • Discussion of post-trip outcomes, guiding questions for resource materials and multimedia-based resources.
  • Participants familiarizing themselves with using blogs and YouTube channel for electronic journals during the trip.
  • Discussion of technology use (e.g. digital cameras, tablets, laptops, cell phones) during the trip.
  • Travel advisory reminder and travel arrangements finalized.
  • Buddy-pairs determined for the overseas trip.
  • Safety issues and evacuation plans discussed.
  • Travel checklist distributed.
  • Preparation for departure and determination of emergency contacts.