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(Friday) 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(Wednesday) 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.