Preparing for Travel in a Foreign Country

What assistance will be available to prepare for the Program?
Once you are enrolled, you can expect to receive communications with all the information necessary to prepare for your journey, including packing suggestions, suggested attire, currency exchange information, travel documents, academic preparation, and useful travel tips.

Once you are enrolled, please check your delegation’s web page often for the latest information. We also suggest that you follow us on Facebook to connect with other delegation scholars.

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What type of clothing should I bring?
For most delegation activities, business casual clothing is appropriate: khakis or dress pants with a button-down shirt, and skirts or dress pants with a nice blouse or top. More professional attire may be required for certain program components, while cultural and leisure activities are more casual. Well in advance of your departure, you will receive specific details about what you should plan to pack in order to be appropriately dressed.

Will there be any basic conversational language skills training during the Program?
While we do not expect fluency, knowing at least a bit of your host country’s language will increase your overall experience. However, the only language requirement is to speak fluent English; there is no language training offered during the program. Each delegation will have guides fluent in the host language during all professional visits, speaking events, and workshops.

Will there be access to Internet?  Should I purchase an international cell phone or data service or a phone card?
Each housing location will have Internet access via a business center. Most properties now have Wi-Fi in the lobby or in the sleeping room, but there may be occasional exceptions. Most properties charge a fee to use the Internet; this fee is not included in the price of tuition. For telephone communication, most students now travel with a cell phone (check with your provider on rates, as they can add up quickly) or a calling card, or purchase a local Wi-Fi device or cell phone upon arrival. More information on how to get started and researching best options can be found in the online enrollment materials.