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Travel in a spirit of humility and thankfulness to all those you meet and those with whom you travel.  Each has something important to teach you if you have a desire to learn.  Ask questions.

Be sensitive to the feelings of others, thus preventing what might be offensive behavior on your part.  This especially applies to taking pictures.

Cultivate the habit of listening and observing, rather than merely hearing, seeing and talking.

Recognize that people you meet may have time concepts and habits different from your own. NOT inferior, just different.

Discover the richness of seeing a different way of life through the eyes of those you meet.

A site orientation should acquaint you with local customs.  What is courteous in your community may be quite different in another.  This includes talking with strangers and wearing the appropriate clothes (especially women).

Spend time reflecting on your daily experiences in an attempt to deepen your understanding of yourself and others.

In helping those who are poor, expect to go through four stages: compassion, action, understanding, and solidarity.  Attend February Trip Reflections to learn more.

Adapted from “Charter for Tourists”, in the St. Lucia manual, by Joseph F. Connell, Miami University

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