PFO2GO

Getting You Ready2Go!

PFO2Go is an online course that prepares Christian educators and staff for service in Christian international schools abroad. If you are a new hire moving to a new location outside of your home culture, this course is for you.



Course Overview and Highlight reel

Fast Facts
  • 5.5 hours of video content and approximately 6 hours of reflection activities
  • 16 engaging video presentations by 3 passionate presenters
  • 6 inspirational videos to encourage your heart
  • 4 Bible studies from the book of I Peter to set your mind to live as “scattered ones”
  • A detailed Learner Guide to take you step by step through the course and engage your thinking with activities and discussion questions for each session and bible study
  • Full access to PFO2Go online community group for dialog with other international learners


Why this course

Since 1987, ACSI Global has provided live Pre-Field Orientation training to thousands of individuals headed overseas to work in international Christian schools. PFO2Go, like PFO-Live, is designed to help new staff start their assignment with more confidence, transition more successfully, work with Third Culture Kids more effectively, and hopefully stay longer at their international school.

Moving to a new country and culture to work in an international Christian school is exciting. With over three decades of experience behind them, ACSI Global has learned that an international move can also bring unanticipated challenges for some new hires. PFO2Go has been designed to give new appointees a success mindset that will help them navigate some of those challenges ahead and get them positioned for a great year (or two).

The PFO2Go course is best experienced with the aid of an advisor from the hiring school. While it is possible to take this course alone and with minimal guidance from the hiring school, the results will be better with the input of a trusted mentor from the school. See the Advisor Guide for details.

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Sessions

Course Opening
We start with a brief course overview and then give you an introduction to the big world of international Christian education.

Culture Track

The culture track introduces you to what culture is, gives you tools to engage wisely with a new culture, and tips to navigate the differences.

Third Culture Kids Track

The TCK track takes you on a journey of discovery into the fascinating and complex world of Third Culture Kids and gives you some tips on how to work effectively with them.

Transition Track

You may have experienced international travel before, but this time you are no longer a tourist. The Transition Track will prepare you for what is coming your way as you make the move overseas.

Closing Sessions

In this final track, we will close with three sessions covering long-term wellness, risk mindset, and a course-ending challenge.

Included with PFO2Go
Full set of Course videos
Learner Guide and activities
Access to a complete set of related resources (article, recommended books, etc.)
Ability to engage with other learners worldwide on PFO2Go Community
A minimum of 1.2 CEUs (continuing education units) for completing the course




Pricing and Registration


Participant: $250
Advisor: $0
Additional Advisor: $50




Once you have registered online, you will receive a confirmation email that will grant you access to the remainder of the course tabs. The Learner Guide will be available on the Community and Resource tab, so be sure to download your guide before you begin!

 


Contact us at pfo@acsi.org