Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Mary Clark

Second Advisor

Michael Jerald


The following paper is geared to language teachers planning to work and live abroad. It is an account, in the form of reports, of the life and educational systems of seven non-western countries, based on personal experiences.

This project is intended to serve as a cultural and professional guide to teachers going to any of these seven countries; therefore, I have included pertinent data tho this effect.

The nature of this project is for the most part subjective; therefore, some of the facts and opinions are based on the kind of experiences the persons interviewed had in the countries where they resided. Natives of these countries, knowing their culture more deeply than foreigners who live in their country temporarily, or westerners having lived there, might disagree with what is stated in this work. Also, some of the information reported here may vary with the social and political changes which may, at any time, occur in these countries. However, for the most part, the information comprised in this report will, for years to come, hold true, because the idiosyncracies of a country and its people can only change gradually.


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