Things no one tell you about studying abroad.

Glitter in Hell

So I am sure that just like me you have come across a shit ton of youtubers talking about their experiences living abroad, about how it’s all unicorns and rainbows and an occasional drizzle. Let me tell you about the real picture and don’t get me wrong, it’s not soul crushing but it ain’t all that cracked up to be either.

  1. Loneliness is a real thing : Someone like me, a proud introvert ( that’s even on my Instagram bio, so you can guess I’m hella proud of my lack of social skills) who thought living all on own your own would be super fun was wrong. You get used to the daily chores, meal preps ( Mom, I miss your food!!!) and the different education style, but NEVER the loneliness. You know the difference between being alone and lonely, yes/no ? well you get to feel it. You are…

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Language: The Key to Culture in Your School

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The Learning Renaissance

Working in schools, I found that I was able to come to a provisional understanding of the culture driving the school simply in the walk from the reception to the Head Teacher’s office. The interactions I heard between staff and students told me most of what I needed to know about which forces were driving the school.

In that short walk I’ve heard apoplectic teachers screaming at students, teachers indifferent to students talking to them and teachers for whom serving the needs of the individual student are clearly paramount. No extensive evidence base is more informative of the ruling culture in a school than the simple interactions students and teachers have on the corridor.

I don’t think enough work goes into ensuring that students receive a consistent and nurturing experience throughout the school day and it is in these inconsistencies that poor behaviour manifests itself.

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