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International Cultural Service Program

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How ICSP Works

When you receive a request
When you get a presentation request, within 3 days call the person who made the request and discuss what you will be presenting, pick-up location and time and anything else you think is important. If the presentation is scheduled for several weeks ahead, it is a good idea to call the person who requested you a few days before the presentation for a second time to remind him/her about your presentation.

Presentation Protocols
Your ICSP "new student handbook" provides you with some basic ideas for presentation organization.  Your request form should have specific details as well about what topics you are to address, and the age of your audience. If you have questions or need more details, contact the requester directly and ask questions about what they expect, and how interactive they would like you to be.  As a general rule, school groups will want you to do activities that require children to engage with you or move around, and in addition talk generally about your country. Any visual elements you can add are usually well received, but keep in mind that Power Point or formal presentations are not appropriate for many school groups. They want to see you and engage with you, not listen to a 30 minute presentation. Equipment for Power Point is not available at many schools, as computers are costly and not always well equipped.

Transportation to off-campus presentations is usually provided by your requester.  When you arrive at your presentation, give the person in charge a student evaluation form ( available online) so that they can evaluate your presentation. Ask the person to return the completed form to the ICSP Coordinator - Nan Xie via email or mail.

After presentation
After your presentation, you are required to email the ICSP Assistant at icsp@oregonstate.edu  about your feedback. We are expecting to see what you have learned and accomplished during the event. Pictures are much welcome and appreicated. Some of the content of your feedback could be used in the monthly ICSP e-newsletter.  It is good to do this as soon after your talk as possible, while your presentation details are still fresh in your mind. 

International Cultural Service Program, International Student Advising and Services
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