Agenda 2017 Globalization Europe (Poland)

Globalization Europe (Poland) Study Abroad

2017 Agenda – DRAFT

Author: Donald G. McGahan
Modification Date: 03.14.2017
Modified by: Donald G. Mcgahan

WSES4341–210 & WSES5341–210

see what are working on reserving to visit:


1st Earnest Deposit

  • Due November 30, 2016
  • $500 paid to cashiers office into account 206610–15051
  • Ask Cashier to add Dr McGahan on Receipt for correct routing

2nd Deposit Installment

  • Due January 19, 2017
  • Additional $1200 paid to cashier office into account 206610–15051
  • Ask Cashier to add Dr McGahan on Receipt for correct routing

Monday February 13

The first of three meetings prior to going to Globalization Europe (Poland) for Study Abroad is on Monday from 6:00 to 6:50 PM in ROOM Ag209. Please joins us as we address:

  • Passports
  • Arrival and Departure date and times (instructors flights)
  • In Country Polish Student identification cards
  • A skeleton outline of class syllabus – what to expect
  • Web Log user name and password assignment
  • Medicines, allergies, and such when traveling
  • Dr Barry Lambert will present a brief 10 min. Poland picture tour
  • Dr Donald McGahan will present a brief 20 min. Web Log posting how to
  • Information about currency conversion rate
  • Overview of the agenda of the next meeting addressing working with technology (bring your device next time)
  • Learn one Polish phrase or word

Thursday March 6

The second of three meetings prior to going to Globalization Europe (Poland) Study Abroad is on Monday from 6:00 to 6:50 PM in ROOM Ag209. Please joins us as we address:

  • Room AG209 start 6PM
  • Passport check, prompt them to get a copy of the passport Departmental Administrate staff
  • Forms, forms, forms
  • Revisit the website Weblog
  • Practice with the website administration interface
  • talk about the rubric for the essay and the ALE – & more about syllabus
  • Go over electronics and adapters
  • Packing for the trip and buying in Poland
  • Pack light presentation assignment
  • Things you should bring (small amount of toilet paper for first night in Dorm)
  • Cell Phone plan roundup

Friday March 8th -- Pay up

Balance of course fee due.


Thursday April 20

The third of three meetings prior to going to Globalization Europe (Poland) Study Abroad is on Monday from 6:00 to 6:50 PM in ROOM Ag209. Please joins us as we address:

  • Room AG209 starts 6pm
  • Passport final check
  • emergency contact information forms check – Kay
  • Reenter into instructors electronic list of emergency contacts – in person b/c it’s protected
  • Reenter into instructors electronic list of student email, text numbers, and telephone numbers used in Poland
  • Reminder to pack light, things that you can get at Rossman’s (Like Walgreens)
  • Stairs and bag carry when traveling in Europe
  • Excursions, rucksacks, and packing light
  • Comfortable shoe talk
  • Weather – what is the expectation
  • ASSIGN ESSAY 1 = Write about expectations and/or apprehensions of travel: use rubric as guide
  • Essay 1 due the first morning in Poland so it can be written before departure, or on the plane.

Monday May 15

  • Transit from Stephenville TSU campus to Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
  • Donald to depart from TSU bound for DFW in rental car (departure 9:40 AM / arrival )
  • United Airlines Flight 649 (From Dallas Fort Worth Airport bound for Houston-Intercontinental Airport (IAH); departing 3:42 PM/arriving 4:55 PM)
  • Transfer to airliner bound for Frankfurt DE at IAH
  • United Airlines Flight 46 (From Houston-Intercontinental Airport (IAH) bound for Frankfurt DE. (FRA); departing 6:15 PM May 15th / arriving FRA May 16 at 11:15 AM)

Between May 16th and June 8th the agenda is in flux as we make reservations. Check back often!

Instructor Flights are set.

Tuesday May 16

  •  In transit from Texas USA arriving Frankfurt Germany May 16 at 11:15 AM
  • At Frankfurt airport be processed through customs into European Union
  • Transit within Frankfurt airport to airliner bound for Bydgoszcz Poland
  • Lufthansa German Airlines Flight 1382 (From Frankfurt (FRA) bound for Bydgoszcz PL. (BZG); departing 12:30 PM / arriving 2:00 PM)
  • Greeted by UTP Professors
    • Anna Wenda-Piesik
    • Szymon Rozanski
    • Roman Rolbiecki
  • Transfer to lodging
    Decide on meal location after lodging check in
  • Dormatory room assignments
  • Place bags into rooms
  • Instructor transit to lodging (different from students)
  • Meet for evening meal – instructor(s) help with transit
  • Transit back to lodgings for sleep

Wednesday May 17

  • Grocery shop for barbecue to be cooked by TSU students on Friday May 19th–expand Friday for more– (Ryszard Zamorski and Donald McGahan help)
  • Grocery shopping by students for personal meals cooked in dorm, snacks, personal items, etc.
  • Visit Bank Teller Machines or Money Changers
  • Deliver extra passport pictures to UTP administration and pick up student identification and other Administrative tasks as necessary (Ryszard Zamorski and Donald McGahan help)
  • Orientering in Bydgoszcz
    – a game of finding how to get around without smartphone gps
    – using old fashion maps
    – situational awareness
    – practice the walking route from Dormatory to Bernardynska Campus
  • Students decide if they want to cook in Dormatory or go out for evening meal – instructor can accompany if desired, but this is not a class meal so students checks are paid individually

Thursday May 18

  • Transit to Bernardynska Campus
  • Lecture and Laboratory – Soil Science (Szymon Rozanski and  Mirosław Kobierski)
  • Lecture and Laboratory – Gardening (Natasza Miler)
  • Lunch is probably best enjoyed at nearby restaurant–paid for by student– or bringing a sack lunch is an option

Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology
ul. Bernardyńska 6/8
85–029 Bydgoszcz, Poland
tel. 052 374–95–40, 374–95–63

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire

Friday May 19

  • Transit to Lesnictwo Białe Błota Szkołka Zespolona – Forestery Service Nursery and Research Center (the departure location is To Be Determined)
  • Class at Lesnictwo Białe Błota Szkołka Zespolona – Forestery Service Nursery and Research Center (Szymon Rozanski)
  • Barbecue (TSU Students cook for UTP students)
  • Field trip at Lesnictwo Białe Błota Szkołka Zespolona – Forestery Service Nursery and Research Center (Szymon Rozanski)
  • Transit to UTP Dorms from Lesnictwo Białe Błota Szkołka Zespolona – Forestery Service Nursery and Research Center

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire

Saturday May 20

Local trip around Bydgoszcz or Myslęcinek, or Zalew Koronowski (Anna Weda-Piesik and Dariusz Piesik)

Meals are students responsibilities (choose to bring a sack lunch or purchase at restaurant)

Sunday May 21

Day Excursion to Torun
transit from dormitories to train station and take train to Torun

Meet Andrzej Borowiak at Torun train station.

Torun was the home of Nicolaus Copernicus. In the Middle Ages Toruń was a prominent trade centre as a member of the Hanseatic League. New City (1264) and the Teutonic Knights’ Castle (mid. 13th c.) are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Read more prior to the trip at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire.

Monday May 22

Early departure all day. Departure from Kalisiego Street Dormitory, stop by  Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnolog (Bernardynska) and return location Dormitory Univ. of Tech and Life Sci. Bydgoszcz (Kaliskiego Street).

Biskupin – (Anna Batiro-Ciesniewska, Mirosław Kobierski, and Donald McGahan)

An archaeological open-air museum Biskupin is an archaeological site and a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement in Poland (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship).
Read more prior to the trip at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biskupin or http://www.biskupin.pl/en/jak-zwiedzamy-rezerwat/

Probably will eat lunch and perhaps supper prior to returning to Bydgoszcz.

Tuesday May 23

Chrząstowo k. Nakła – Experiment Station (Anna Wenda-Piesik and Lech Galezewski)

  • Departure Kaliskiego Street Dormitory return location Dormitory Univ. of Tech and Life Sci. Bydgoszcz (Kaliskiego Street).
  • Field Excursion
  • Seminar
  • Planar Practice

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire

Wednesday May 24

Strzelce dolne Vitroflora (genetic trip) (Natalia Miler)

  • Departure and return location to be announced
  • Filed Excursion
  • Seminar
  • Planar Practice

Land resources, grains as global commodities, grain breading, and genetics.

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students upon return, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire

Thursday May 25

Kordeckiego campus (Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology)

Food and feed quality and contamination

Lectures and practices (Ewa Żary-Sikorska and Anna Batiro-Ciesniewska)

Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology
ks. Augustayna Kordeckiego 20
85–225 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Department of Agrotechnology in block C

Friday May 26

Dr Barry Lambert arrives

Seminar – location to be announced

Fairwell Gathering

 

Saturday May 27

To be determined

Sunday May 28

To be determined

Monday May 29

Lubostron

Wildlife resources (Szymon Rozanski, Lech Galezewski, Barry Lambert)

8:15 Start from Bydgoszcz

9:00 Lubostron – Palace

9:00-9:30 Walk across the Lubostro_ park to hunting house.

9:30-10:00 Lecture on the “The rules of hunting in Poland” – Gałzewski Lech

10:00-12:00 educational path in the forest: (separate two groups):

– infrastructure of hunting

– observation of danwils and mufons

12:00 – 12:15 breeding boars and back to hunting house,

12:15 – 12:45 meal

12:45 – 13:15  Lecture on the  „hunting animals in Poland” Różański Szymon

13:15 – 13:25  Trip to the Mini Zoo Józefinka

13:25 – 14:00 Mini Zoo (Birds: ducks (several species and breeds), geesechickens (several breeds), pheasantspartridgespeacocks. Rodents: rabbits, guinea pigs (many species). sheeps, muflons, goatsdonkeys, horses and ponies). Open-air museum antique farm equipment)

14:00 – 14:45 Back to Bydgoszcz.

Supper can be prepared at dormitory by students, but instructor will help find a restaurant and accompany students transiting to restaurant if the students desire.

 

Tuesday May 30

Depart for Krakow

Early departure from Bydgoszcz for travel to Krakow via train (6-8 hours on train)

Wednesday May 31

Krakow

Thursday June 01

Krakow

Friday June 02

Krakow

Saturday June 03

  • Krakow
  • Social event

Sunday June 04

  • Krakow
  • Salt Mine tour

Monday June 05

  • Krakow
  • Auschwitz tour

Tuesday June 06

Filed trip

Wednesday June 07

Field trip

Thursday June 08

  • Krakow
  • Pack for home

Friday June 09

  • Board airliner in Krakow bound for Frankfurt
  • Dr Lambert’s flights:
  • United Airlines 9460 (Krakow to Frankfurt; departing 6:15 AM/arriving 7:50 AM)
  • Transfer in Frankfurt to airliner bound for DFW
  • United Airlines 8864 (Frankfurt to DFW; departing 10:10 AM/arriving 2:05 PM)

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