A Few Points to Remember

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    • Do not expect the same comforts as home. No grumps or whiners please!
    • Expect things to be different. Expect to be confused sometimes and frustrated.
    • Learn to adapt and appreciate the cultural differences.
    • Please read all the CSA materials. Ask any questions or concerns.
    • After arrival, direct all questions to the on-site Director.
    • Please take copies of your confirmation to show upon arrival and check-in.
    • Do not criticize the country or culture. Be positive.
    • Use common sense regarding safety issues. Obey laws of the country.
    • Follow the old adage: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
    • Arrive at the housing and program assignment as scheduled.
    • Pack light. Many items can be purchased locally.
    • Bring a major credit card, travelers checks, and some cash.
    • If you plan to arrive earlier, please plan on staying at a local hotel or hostel.
    • Take 2 passport photos with you for ID cards.
    • Be sure you have a valid passport and Visa (if needed).
    • Consult on-site Director for any changes after arrival.

    Time / Date Zones
    www.timeanddate.com
    www.timezoneconverter.com

    Weather
    www.weather.com

    Exchange Rates
    www.xe.com
    www.travelex.com

    International Banking
    www.citibank.com
    www.americanexpress.com
    www.westernunion.com

    Global Cell Phone Rentals
    www.travelcell.com
    www.cellhire.com
    www.planetfone.com

    Get USA Unlimited (International)
    www.studentSIMS.com

    News
    www.onlinenewspapers.com

    Note: See other sections for additional web-links. Also, sent with docs.