The end of the school year is approaching and your prom, or other end of year celebrations, may be coming up soon! Here are a few things that we want you to remember when preparing for your prom and other gatherings:
- Remember to obey local, state and federal laws, as well as CIEE program rules and your host family’s rules. Remember the 3 D’s - No drinking of alcohol, no driving any type of motorized vehicle, and no drug use while you are on the program. CIEE has a no tolerance policy for this behavior. Please keep this in mind during your end of year parties, as you may experience some peer pressure to engage in some of this behavior. If you are ever in a situation where you feel unsafe, please call your host family, Local Coordinator, CIEE at 1-800-448-9944 so that we can help you.
- Remember to budget wisely to ensure that you have saved enough money to spend on a prom dress and ticket, tuxedo, corsage, dinner, a yearbook, etc.
- Take lots of photos. Things end, but memories last forever! Having photos to share with yourfriends and family back home, as well as to look back on, will be nice keepsakes to treasure for years to come. If you have Instagram, be sure to hashtag #cieehighschool so that we can see your fun photos as well!
- Have fun! This is a wonderful time of year when you get to celebrate your achievements and successes throughout the past year!