The following assignment exposes you to a new situation, requires you to carefully observe your surroundings and asks you to both describe what you felt and what other individuals might feel to have you among them. Your assignment is to go by yourself (you may not take anyone with you) to a place you have not been before, and to observe what you see (and participate, if appropriate). Please note that these two conditions (doing something you have not done before and doing it by yourself) are important. After your field experience, you will write a 3-5 page paper that includes the following: Date and address of where the experience took place. Length of time you were there. Brief description of the setting. Your reaction to the situation in terms of your behavior/feelings. The reaction of the other individuals toward you. What this experience teaches you about being different from others in your environment. How such an experience might influence your development if you were to live or work in such a setting for a major portion of your life. Relevance of theory and readings in the texts. Concluding comments.