11. HOUSE VISITORS
You must always ask permission before inviting anyone to the home of your host family. There will generally be no problem with having other students over; the señoras will be less comfortable with having Spanish friends in their home. Under no circumstances are you to have members of the opposite sex in your living quarters. When you go out with friends or members of the group, you will generally go down to the street to meet them instead of having them come up to get you. Do not hang around the entrance or entrance hall of the building. All rules that apply to dorm life at Baylor also apply in Madrid.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ADAPT TO THE CUSTOMS AND WAYS OF YOUR HOST FAMILY AND COUNTRY.
- You are a guest and should always act accordingly
13. SUBSTANCE ABUSE
- The director will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on the abuse of intoxicating beverages or any use of illegal controlled substances. Illegal drug use or drunkenness will be considered grounds for being sent home to the United States at your own expense. No alcohol may be consumed either at your host family's home, in your hotel room, or at anytime when the entire group is traveling, in class, or in public. Restraint, moderation, and good judgment should be used at all times.
14. CLOTHING AND FLIP-FLOPS
Do not bring or wear: clothing with fraternity/sorority names or logos, clothing with American names or logos that are easily identifiable as American, including Baylor ® , other American universities and/or schools, American companies, businesses, and/or organizations. Ideally, your clothing would be free of any markings at all. This is in your own best interest. Also, flip-flops or shower shoes do not provide enough protection in the streets of Madrid for your feet. I would encourage you to have a pair for wearing around the apartment, but do not wear them out in the street. We have had foot injuries in the past due to inadequate footwear.
- Unless you are sick, you must attend all scheduled classes, outings, bus trips and meetings. Failure to do so will also be considered grounds to send you back, at your own expense. If you miss a bus, all of the Spanish cities and towns that we will visit have a train and/or bus station. Though we will make every effort to insure that everyone is always with us, if something unforeseen were to occur, it is your responsibility to catch up with us.
16. VISTORS AND OTHER BAYLOR STUDENTS
Parents, brothers and sisters are allowed to visit and participate in some of our activities. They may not stay overnight where you live unless you have pre-arranged it with the people you are staying with. For insurance purposes, they may not travel on our bus. They may stay in the same hotel, but only if they arrange that independently with the hotel. No other friends of any kind--Baylor students or not--may participate in any of our activities, ride on our bus, or stay with you in your hotel room. Violation of this rule is grounds for expulsion from the program.