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10 steps

  • Secure passport 2-3 months in advance (Kinko's and post office) - Participants take approximately two months to secure a passport.  Passport pictures can be secured from Kinko's and applications made at the US Post Office.  You must take your birth certificate to apply.  Information on the documentation required to obtain a passport is available from the International Affairs Office located behind McCafe on 10th Street in Greenville. 
  • Complete Application Form and return with a $200 deposit to the International Affairs Office
  • Sign waiver form (International Affairs Office)
  • Secure Hostel Card (International Affairs Office)
  • Complete Medical Forms
  • Submit Rivers Scholarship Application (Summer and Semester/Year-long Applications)
  • Pay Fees (Cashier's Office)
  • Search the Internet for the following:
  • Read materials in LRC CON, Library, Allied Health and Nursing Building, Room 2160 under N5620
  • See Dr. Kirkpatrick, Health Sciences Building, Room 2125, telephone: 252-744-6440
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Things to take

  • Passport picture (obtained from Kinko's)
  • Passport (obtained from the main post office)
  • Driver's License
  • Hostel Card (obtained from the International Affairs Office)
  • ATM Card
  • Telephone Card
  • VISA Card
  • Insurance Card (obtained from the International Affairs Office)
  • $100 Currency or Euro money which can be secured at Wachovia
  • 1 WHITE LAB COAT
    • luggage (you can carry easily) (22x14x8)
    • 1 small bag on airline with you
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, shampoo, washcloth, towel, underwear, etc.)
    • Small Umbrella
    • Gloves, hat, ear muffs, and scarf
    • ANY medicines you may need
    • Ice-Water bottle wrapped in washcloth in plastic bag
    • Layered clothing (hat, socks, gloves, sweater, jacket, long johns, etc.)
    • Coffee/chocolate/oatmeal packages/snacks (no cheese, NO DRUGS)
    • Adapter/converter for Europe
  • Matches
  • Book to read
  • WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES (NOTHING NEW!!!!)
  • A GOOD ATTITUDE
  • Adapt to the places you are visiting
  • Be there (body, mind and spirit)
  • Stay flexible
  • Leave problems at home
  • Concentrate on relationships
  • Know some conversational language
  • Do your Internet assignment before you leave
  • Be aware of the HHS 2002/10 objectives
  • Know what you want to see or do
  • PACK LIGHTLY
  • No chewing gum in public
  • No wearing jeans in clinical
  • Smoke only where permitted and away from others
  • Language preparation (dictionary, www.freetranslation.com )
  • Avoid colloquial or slang expressions (words such as "git, thang, washrag, etc.)