A. Unpack all of your things. You need to take note of what to buy on your first shopping trip.
B. Mosey on down to the doorman and have him point out all of the must-see places for you to check out, pronto.
C. Pop over to the family-owned grocery store next door. You want to get to know the locals you’ll be seeing every day.
D. Lace up your sneakers, grab a map and your translator dictionary and hit the streets. It’s time to explore!
A. Spend the day at the center of the city popping into every store and people watching.
B. Spend the entire day perusing your favorite museum.
C. Ask one of the locals to give you a one-on-one tour of their favorite hidden spots.
D. Grab a group of friends and go hiking or visit the beach.
A. The go-to coffee shop that I stumbled upon while exploring the city during my first couple of days. It’s full of adventure and character, the place where I always run into a friend.
B. A café near the city’s most famous landmark or a beautiful park will be where all my reading and homework-related activities will be done.
C. The school’s resource center or library because I’m acquainted with it. I’m also around my teachers and English speakers in case I have questions.
D. Homework? What homework? I came here to learn through experience not by the books.
A. A giant helping of rice. It seems like the safest choice.
B. The traditional recipe of the region. Food is a huge part of culture, and I want to learn everything I can about my host country.
C. The dish that the party’s hosts spent the entire day in the kitchen making. I want them to know how much I appreciate their invitation.
D. Whatever my host mom puts on hers. I might as well try everything while I’m here.
A. Visiting the area's hottest pubs, bars or discotecas. I want to be in the middle of all the action!
B. Attending a concert in the park for a local band. I love the idea of sitting in the grass, sipping wine and listening to great music under the stars.
C. Running to get ice cream at the corner store where all the locals hang out nightly.
D. Going to the language-exchange activities that my program offers. I wonder what they’ve got in store for us this week.