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    I'm applying to be a tour director, leading groups of students & their teachers mainly from Usa & Canada on educational tour in france & europe, & I have 2 questions to answer to get this job, and I'm a bit like "what to answer to this?" :


    1░) Imagine you are a hight school teacher in a medium size town in the USA. You are holding a meeting in november with your students' parents to discuss the possibility of their children going on a 12 day tour to europe, the following summer. One parent asks you the following question:" Watching the news, I'm worried that europeans seem anti-American and that our kids will not be welcome; why do you think that taking a tour outside America would be such a good thing?"

    What might you saiy in relpy?


    2░) What if any, cultural differencies between North America & europe do you think would most affect a group of hight school students on a "E.F tour" ( that the name of the tour company) travelling to europe for the first time? Often will also be the first time they have left their country, & perhaps the first time they have left their home stte or province.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas
    1░) Imagine you are a hight school teacher in a medium size town in the USA. You are holding a meeting in november with your students' parents to discuss the possibility of their children going on a 12 day tour to europe, the following summer. One parent asks you the following question:" Watching the news, I'm worried that europeans seem anti-American and that our kids will not be welcome; why do you think that taking a tour outside America would be such a good thing?"

    What might you saiy in relpy?
    Tell them it might help solve misunderstandings on both side. That the resentment isn't so bad and that their kids will be supervised at all times by trained professionals such as yourself if needs be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonidas
    2░) What if any, cultural differencies between North America & europe do you think would most affect a group of hight school students on a "E.F tour" ( that the name of the tour company) travelling to europe for the first time? Often will also be the first time they have left their country, & perhaps the first time they have left their home stte or province.
    The language of course (there a bit of humor might do the trick: promise them we won't laugh at their French if they don't laugh at our English). Then tell them we have so much in common that the shock won't be much. Then insist some more on your role as an interface.

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    [QUOTE=leonidas]1░) Imagine you are a hight school teacher in a medium size town in the USA. You are holding a meeting in november with your students' parents to discuss the possibility of their children going on a 12 day tour to europe, the following summer. One parent asks you the following question:" Watching the news, I'm worried that europeans seem anti-American and that our kids will not be welcome; why do you think that taking a tour outside America would be such a good thing?"

    What might you saiy in relpy?
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    Say they get to see part of the world that they may never see in their lifetimes.

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    1)While europe is definitely becoming more and more anti-American as time goes on, there are still plenty of tolerant, open minded europeans who would accept your children for what they are - Americans. One of the main complaints that Europeans have about Americans is that they are completely unaware that another world exists besides the one they know and love(America), and this ignorance would only be perpetuated if Americans stopped traveling abroad for fear of anti-American backlash. Always when traveling to an unknown place there is a concern that there could be some unwelcome-ness present that might make the visitor feel unwanted but in this case the only real danger is that the Americans might get stared at or suffer some offhand verbal remark but even then they are generally safe. In addition, the fact that they are children would be further assure their safety, because European society does realize that children are generally not to blame for America's bad reputation.

    2)Well for start the language barrier is the biggest hurdle that most Americans would encounter when travelling abroad. Now having said that, I think some other big differences would be the laws of the country they are visiting, the food, the attitudes of the people, and the weather. The most obvious difference, besides language, would be the general cultural difference, but as the children interact with locals they will probably "catch on" to the proper way to act in the country they are visiting.


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