Anja’s Orientation 1999

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The schedule of my orientation looked like this:

Group B
July 26-29, 1999 Orientation Agenda
At the Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, CT
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Welcome and arrival at the Hotel (3:00-11:00) 7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast 7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast 7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast
8:30 – 12:00 Introduction to America and AuPair
The role of the Community Counselor
8:30 – 12:30 American Children:
Children’s Media, Age-appropriate activities
Host Families:
What will my family be like?
Expectations of families
8:00 – 8:30 Travel Questions and Questions Box
8:30 – 12:00 Childcare in America :
Communicating with Amercian families
Discipline of children in American Families
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch / American
Childcare Equipment Fair
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:15 – 5:15 Living in America:
Cultural Adaptation
Conversation with American Families
Safety Issues for Children
1:30 – 5:30 American Red Cross Child Safety Workshop 1:00 – 3:00 Living in America:
Nutrition, driving, visas, health insurance, smoking & telephones
5:30 – 7:00 Staff Open House
Travel Information (Cultural-Hi-Ways, Trek America…)
5:30 – 11:00 Optional New York City Tour (Dinner included) 3:00 Departure to Host Family
5:30 – 6:30 Pizza Dinner at Hotel and Travel

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