If you're going on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like this then why waste the time doing internet stuff that you can do for the rest of your life.
Use the opportunity wisely. Soak up the new experiences. DOn't be one of those fools that travel halfway around the world to sit in a McDonalds or an internet cafe.
Forget about the internet, email, wikipedia etc.They'll all still be there when you're done.
I couldn't agree more. This is an opportunity to use your time differently than you do outside the program. That experience is what you'll learn more about both yourself and the world from.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. -- James Baldwin