Pre-Departure Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) is about 2 days spent in New York City where members of nsliy, iEARN, and the US State Department prepare us for our upcoming adventure. This summer, PDO was held at Columbia University, which is only about 3 blocks away from the iEARN-USA office.  The following posts can be found under this topic:

Before PDO – while this is not technically part of the pre-departure orientation, I wanted to share some of my feelings and attitudes towards my trip in the few days before I officially embarked on it

Arrival @ Columbia – the initial shock of “OMG this is actually happening” plus meeting my group (aka Zhuhai family) and staying in the dorms

Sessions, Sessions, and More Sessions – mainly day 2 of PDO, when all the different briefings occured