Committed to Serve—What's Next?
Partner with ACSI to ensure that your new staff start better, transition faster, and stay longer. Pre-Field Orientation (PFO) is an annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools. This invaluable two-week training will prepare and equip participants to be as effective as possible in their new environment.
One Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744
Check-in Begins: Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 PM
First Program Session: Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 PM
Conclusion: Friday, July 7 at 8:30 AM
Download the Program Schedule
Understanding the Third Culture Kid (TCK)
TCK Profile—The Third Culture Syndrome
Developing and Releasing the Potential of the TCK
Dealing with Differences
The Transition Experience—Understanding the Challenges of the TCK
The Missionary Family and the MK (Missionary Kid) TCK
Understanding Ministry Issues
The MK School and International Christian School Communities
Personal Inventory/Impact for Service
Individual Differences in Interpersonal Relationships
Trust, Self-Esteem, Communication, Conflict
Understanding Cultural Differences
Developing Attitudes and Skills for Effective Entry
The Host Country Culture
The Mission Subculture
Living with Daily Cultural Stressors
Understanding the Task
Issues in Curriculum and Instruction—A Spiritual Dimension, an International Dimension
Cultural Differences in Education
Professional Challenges in the New Setting—Adaptation Skills
Relationships in the Boarding Home
Resources for Boarding Home Parents
Teen: (9–18) $1,195
Child: (5–8) $1,015
Nursery: (0–4) $605
Registration cost includes program fees, housing, and meals during the conference.
Registration will be open soon!
For questions or queries, please contact the PFO Coordinator.
A six step strategy for resolving school conflict in accordance with Matthew 18
As employees of an educational institution, you are held to a higher standard by parents, students, colleagues, and members of the public. We support and endorse a strict policy of respect toward students and expect employees to act at all times as adult role models.
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Avoid Walking the Plank, or at Least Reduce the Splash!
Code of Ethics for Members of the Christian School Board