But there is a certain level of reassurance in the international world of knowing you have the resources, parent/staff support, and technology to foster learning and development. It takes the minimal budget out of the game and so far it seems to fuel the fire and keep it going for educators to keep their eye on why they are here: to help students exhibit citizenship, communicate effectively, think creatively and reason critically, and utilize information & technology effectively.
So far my experience has been amazing. There is such a range in personalities, teaching styles, and teaching experience that makes this seem like the prime opportunity to learn from in my student teaching. Eleven days until the first day school is officially in session!