Some questions and things to consider upon application / arrival / departure
Consider your expectations
Consider an experience without your expectations
Think about what you know, imagine knowing it or learning it in a different way
Consider your definition of success in a way that may require some vulnerability
What do you hope to gain - emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually?
Consider the energy it takes a a person or place to give or take in these ways - emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually
Consider what it is to see vs what it is to observe
Is it possible to observe without having an opinion?
Is it possible to observe without offering an opinion?
How do you prefer to be observed?
What is the most important thing you have learned?
Where did you learn it?
Who taught you? What was your relationship with them?
Why did they teach it to you?
What do you really want to learn now?
What would it take to learn it?
Who needs help and why?
Why would someone be interested in helping you / why would you be interested in helping someone?
What is needed in order to access or understand a person / place / culture?
What needs to be discarded in order to access or understand a person / place / culture?
What are ways to show respect?
In what ways do you prefer to be respected, in both a professional or personal setting?
What do you have to give? What are you able to receive?
What is difficult to for you give? What is difficult to for you to receive?
What would make your project or time here successful?
What happens when you reach success?