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PIRE participants from 2007 to 2009 took part in a semester-long language and cultural training program to prepare for their travel experience. This program, organized by FIU's Office of Education Abroad, covered the cultural history, underpinnings, and societal differences that students will find when they travel abroad. Each country's business and academic cultures as well as differences in typical etiquette rules are discussed and rudimentary language training is provided.

Date Workshop Presenter/Instructor Time/Location/BBC, FIU
Feb 28 Introduction and Cultural Competency OEA Staff / Dr. Deng / Dr. Perez-Prado ACADEMIC 1-Room 130, 9 am to 12 noon
Mar 7
Mar 28
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 18
Brazil Prof. Augusta Vono ACADEMIC 1-Room 130, 9 am to 12 noon
China Rosey Yang ACADEMIC 1-Room 135, 9 am to 12 noon
France Prof. Maria Antonieta Garcia ACADEMIC 1-Room 228, 9 am to 12 noon
India Prof. Michael Lenaghan ACADEMIC 1-Room 229, 9 am to 12 noon
Mexico Prof. Maria Aysa-Lastra LIBRARY Room 250, 9 am to 12 noon
Spain Prof. Marie Guiribitey LIBRARY Room 255, 9 am to 12 noon
Apr 25 OEA Pre-Departure Orientation Liza Carbajo / Magnolia Hernandez ACADEMIC 1-Room 130, 9 am to 12 noon

Pire2009 Orientation
PIRE PI Dr. Yi Deng welcomes student to the 2009-2010 Cross-Cultural Communication and Interation Workshop.
  
  
Pire2009 Orientation
Liza Carbajo, Director of the Office of Education Abroad; Magnolia Hernandez, Assistant Director of the Office of Education Abroad; and Rosey Yang, Chinese Cultural and Language Instructor
Pire2009 Orientation
Pictured from left to right: Professor Marie Guiribitey, Spanish Cultural and Language Instructor; Professor Maria Antonieta Garcia, French Cultural and Language Instructor; Liza Carbajo, Director of the Office of Education Aboard; Professor Augusta Vono Brazilian Cultural and Language Instructor
Pire2009 Orientation
Dr. Aixa Perez-Prado led students through a series of activities during the Cross-Cultural Workshop.
  
  
  
  
Pire2009 Orientation
Magnolia Hernandez, Assistant Director of the Office of Education Abroad and Professor Michael Lenaghan, Indian Cultural and Language Instructor speak with PIRE participant Jonathan Sanchez.
Pire2009 Orientation
PIRE participants from left to right: Sajjad Zaidi, Camilo Silva, Mark Rajan, Jose Roman, Nathanael (Nate) Van Vorst
  


Student Training 2008-2009

Instructors provided Cultural and Language training and posted materials on the LA Grid Wiki and/or Forums. FIU's Office of Education Abroad hosted a pre-departure orientation that included the presentation linked below.

PIRE pre-departure orientation


Argentina
Argentina
China
China
China
China
India
India
Spain
Spain
Spain
Spain
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico


"PIRE... provides our students with the kind of direct international experience and training that will prepare them for careers in an increasingly competitive global arena."
Dr. Modesto Maidique
President Emeritus, Florida International University

"PIRE...will enable the next generation of students participants to become fully engaged as members of the globally-aware IT workforce.""
Dr. Nicholas Bowen
Vice President of Strategy and Worldwide Operations, IBM Research

"We look forward to hosting students researchers ... to foster our existing collaborations and create new ones."
Mateo Valero Cortés
Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

"I was able to develop quite a bit as a person, researcher, and professional."
Marlon Bright,
FIU student

"Being able to learn elements directly related to my project, the likes and dislikes of another culture, and be able to communicate in a different language are all aspects related to the PIRE program for which I will always be grateful."
Simone Pasmore,
FAU student

"It helps you build confidence that the degree you hold will enable you to tackle any problem, and, more importantly, it lets you experience the job before committing your life to it."
Allison Lanager,
FIU student

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University