Ideas for Researching Unfamiliar Countries


Anytime I need info on foreign countries, the first thing I do is call the local university. Contact the department of international student affairs, or international student organization. A college student may be willing to give first hand information on home, or even be willing to loan things out, share ideas and thoughts, be a speaker, or request items from home. For Thinking Day passports, maybe their family could mail them a sheet or so of the country's cheapest postage stamp, like our 1 cent stamp for example. Invite them as "part" of your set up. Many times they'll arrive in ceremonial attire. Free food is a marvelous motivator for college students. Plus, students know their country's history, what's going on today, and they're not so old that the kids can't relate to them!

Contributed by
Ann
USA


May I suggest to those doing countries you do not know a lot about that you check out National Geographic.  You can get good info about modern dress and customs.  They also have a web site, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/media/ngm/index.html

Contributed by:
Clare Zimmerman
San Diego, California, USA


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