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!
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
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GuideZone Team with your comments or suggestions!
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