What Do I Need To Do?

BEFORE YOU GO:

STEP 1:  CCE FORM

STEP 2:  PRE-EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENTS 

  • An online survey link from the Cross-Cultural Experience office will be sent to you prior to your trip.

If traveling with Asbury University faculty/staff or a Partner Agency, you must complete the following:

  • TRAVEL FORMS
    • Health Information and Release Form
    • Informal Consent and Release of Liability
    • Safety and Security Information Resouces
    • Contingencies for Specif Health Needs
    • Miscellaneous Understandings and Agreements

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD (ISIC)
    • Submit ISIC Information Form
    • Submit receipt for ISIC fee payment from Cashier's Office
    • Submit ID/passport photo (may be taken in CCE office)

GO:

STEP 3:  SIX CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS

  •   A minimum of six consecutive nights in an approved cross-cultural environment

 

AFTER YOU GO:

STEP 4:  REFLECTION PAPER (see below for rubric)

  • Must be submitted within 30 days of return
  • Four pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font

STEP 5:  POST-EXPERIENCE ASSESSMENTS 

  • Two online surveys (Post-Experience Assessment and Experience Assessment) will be sent to you to complete.

STEP 6: PASSPORT VERIFICATION 

  • Bring in your passport for travel date verification.

Stateside Experience:  Bring in a letter from trip supervisor verifying engagement in culture for at least 6 consecutive nights.

 

RUBRIC FOR REFLECTION PAPER:

Your Reflection Paper will be evaluated according to your experiences, insights, understandings, and observations in four specific areas:

1. CULTURE:  language, customs and traditions, worldview (values and norms), food, art, economics, education, family, government

2. RELIGION: rituals, sacred places, symbols, services, comparative religion

3. INTERACTION: events festivals, one-on-one encounters, leadershp activities, services

4. IMPACT:  personal growth,challenges, insight, life direction, what's next?

Students should strive to discuss at least three examples from EACH of the four categories.