Transforming Study Abroad

  • Date / Time:
  • April 12, 2014
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

Are you a student preparing for extended international travel? Interested in growing from this exciting experience while also staying safe? Learn to make the most of your travel abroad from professional researchers who have worked in unstable environments worldwide.

Led by an award-winning author and Iraq war veteran, FPRI’s field researchers use proven techniques and real-world, applicable skills to quickly develop situational awareness and cultural fluency. Students learn to travel effectively and gain confidence amidst uncertainty.

If you believe in inquiry, exploration, and meaningful personal development, you won’t want to miss this specially designed course that will prepare you to learn, research, and study abroad.

What You Will Learn:

    • The five easiest ways to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and avoid trouble before it happens.
    • How your own cultural background affects the way you perceive and communicate.
    • What you’re saying in nonverbal communication. What others are saying to you.
    • The most common three attitudes that give Americans away overseas.
    • Discuss case studies to prepare you for real world cross-cultural interactions.


“This program is vital for training the next generation of such researchers. The only way we will really know about the world is by seeing it first-hand through the eyes of trained observers.”

Robert D. Kaplan, foreign correspondent and chief geopolitical analyst, Stratfor

“Having studied abroad in Cuba shortly after taking FPRI’s field research training program, I am certain that David’s lessons on human body language made my research time in Cuba not only more effective but also safer. The breadth of material the program covers will prove highly insightful for anyone traveling abroad.”

James Midkiff, FPRI field research graduate, George Washington University (’16)


The course is $90 per student; Availibility is limited to 50 students

To RSVP, contact Megan Hannan at (215) 732-3774 x 122 or