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GO! Pre-Departure Orientation 2012: Schedule

April 14, 2012 | FedEx Global Education Center

          Check-In and Meet and Greet
Check-in and then join us for a collaborative visualization of your experience.  Coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks provided!

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Jan Boxill, Chair of the Faculty & Director, The Parr Center for Ethics
  • Brendan Yorke ’13, Emcee

Plenary Session:
Ethical Issues of Working in Communities
Student presenters will explore some of the social, economic and ethical issues of working in communities. A panel of students who have worked in developing countries conducting service, service-learning, internships and research will share their perspectives on ethical challenges they confronted in their experiences abroad. Their session will be followed by Q&A.


Small Group Breakout Session:
Introducing a framework for facing ethical challenges of our global work
This session will be an interactive follow up to the plenary panel. It will be crucial for articulating the aims and goals of GO! - to offer a framework for facing the ethical challenges of travel and work abroad as an ongoing process. Beginning by elaborating on themes and tensions that emerged in the panels, these sessions facilitated by a range of people with diverse global experience and expertise offer the opportunity for an engaging and challenging dialogue. 

  Global Connections Lunch
Students will have an opportunity to talk with individuals native to or knowledgeable about the region/country they will be traveling to.  This session has been specially designed so students can ask some of their more targeted and country-specific questions on health and safety, logistics, and daily living expectations/concerns.  The lunch will also provide a way to get to know others traveling to a similar area.
  Workshop Session One (view workshop schedule)
  Workshop Session Two (view workshop schedule)
  Networking Session
Join GO! participants and presenters for an informal networking session. Drinks and snacks provided.
  Student Group Meetings / Trainings (optional) 
If your globally focused group is interested in hosting an internal training immediately following GO!, we're happy to provide space, please contact tripp.tuttle@unc.edu.