Eric's Advice

  • Email early and often.

  • Godzilla and bodice rippers. Absolutely! But, bring a robe for Godzilla in case you have spouse-sick people in your group like we had in ours....

  • Breadmaker!

  • Walking shoes.

  • Comfy chair

  • Ginger tea or equivalent stress reduction potions


  • Open mind.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Recognition that diversity is the power of the experience. (i.e., if you don't like something or someone, that is exactly what you should probably embrace or at least practice tolerance with.)

  • Address book.

  • Pictures of those you left behind.

  • Statement of purpose which you can then change daily.

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