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Fellowships and Independent Activities Pre-Departure: Yale College CIPE
Transcript of Fellowships and Independent Activities Pre-Departure: Yale College CIPE
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FELLOWSHIPS & INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES PRE-DEPARTURE
Y ale College Center for International
& Professional Experience (CIPE)
What about the location makes it an opportunity?
Get to know the faculty
Get to know local students
Get out of the classroom
Get out of the city
Take the course seriously
Think about returning to the country
TALENT + PRIVILEGE =
Responsibility to those at your destination
Responsibilty to the fellowship donor(s)
Responsibility to yourself
What kind? Why?
What type of information? Why?
How much data/information collected? Write a paper?
What type of engagements? Why?
TOOLS for KEEPING TRACK
Blog or personal journal (or both!)
Ask yourself questions in advance / give yourself homework
UnitedHealthcare Global (formerly FrontierMedEx) is NOT health insurance
Yale Health Plan is minimal
Know before you go
MAXIMIZE OUR OPPORTUNITY
SET YOUR GOALS
KEEP YOURSELF on TRACK
HEALTH & SAFETY
Recognize why you chose this organization / company
Get to know people at ALL levels
Remember that work culture exists
Know what you bring, and know your limits
Happily pay attention to need
Contribute effectively and appropriately
Establish expectations with supervisors/team in advance
Get out of the office!
Make connections for future
You may be secretly interviewing for your next job
RESEARCH / PROJECTS
Set clear, detailed methods in advance
Know how to reach your faculty mentors
Make contacts in advance
Secure access permissions in advance
Seek out local mentors
IRB approval if necessary
Set feasible expectations
Take time for yourself
How will you follow up on this work?
HEALTH WORK in DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Respect. Respect. Respect.
Manage your expectations
You will learn more than you contribute, and that’s okay!
Respond to needs, but don’t act without training
Place yourself in your hosts' shoes
Before, During, and After
Research your contacts
Say 'yes' to (safe) invitations, even if those invitations are last-minute
Do your own inviting as well
Follow up with contacts / mentors to thank them and to keep the connections going
Frequently check in with yourself about the goals and action items you've set
Always ask "Why?"
Take fewer pictures
INVESTIGATE & CONNECT
Know the local ‘911’
Contact UnitedHealthcare Global in any emergency
Contact Yale in an emergency (203-785-5555)
SHARE is available to you off-campus
Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs
Have copies of credit cards and other important documents
GET READ Y
TAXES and CHECKLIST
Reports from past fellowship winners
U.S. State Dept. and UnitedHealthcare Global reports
Peers from or at the destination
Other students abroad (check MyCIPE)
ADVICE from PEERS
Dr. Jane Edwards, Dean of International
and Professional Experience
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