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Saturday, August 25, 2012

English Club on 'Travels in America and Abroad Experiences'

Topic: Travels in America and Abroad Experiences
Leader: Olya
Fact of the day: Grand Forks, ND is the 2nd coldest city in America, after Fairbanks, Alaska.
Presentation:
1. Global UGRAD Program
a. About the program
b. WA, DC orientation
2. Life as an American college student
i. University of North Dakota
ii. Classes and professors, academic system
iii. Organizations, Greek life, sports, facilities
b. Having an internship in the USA
c. Living in North Dakota (the coldest place in the country)
d. Being a part of a campus community; Making everlasting friends
e. Travelling
f. Being a youth ambassador of Ukraine in America
i. Representing Ukraine
ii. Volunteering
iii. Feast of Nations
Questions: 
1. Are you interested in going to America or another country to work or study abroad? Why or why not? What are the main positives and negatives of studying abroad or working in another country for an extended time? If you could choose anywhere in the world to pursue a career or further your education, where would you go and what would you do? 
2. Based on what you have learned in this presentation, how do you think college life differs between the U.S., Ukraine and other countries? How important do you think it is to have an active “on-campus” college life? Do you think it is a good idea to live in a dormitory? How can getting involved in various organizations at your school benefit you and the community? 
3. How important is traveling and making friends in connection with life as a student? How essential are these activities in forming career goals? Do you think personal travels or friends help inspire volunteerism? Are you involved in any volunteer work? What do you think is more important: study abroad, work abroad, or volunteer work? 
4. Would you consider yourself an “ambassador” of Ukraine? What have you accomplished that would give you this role? If you could start any project spreading awareness about Ukraine and its many interesting traditions and customs, what would you do and why? 
Schedule: Please put topic ideas in the Suggestion Box! 
Thursday, 30 August at 5:30
Saturday, 01 September TBA

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