If you think being trapped at home, worried about this pandemic, unsure about the future is stressful, imagine doing it in a foreign country. My students are troopers. We’ve trudged ahead and continued our classes via Zoom. Everyday before class I ask them how they’re feeling and if everything is okay. They’ve stayed very positive, but many are worried about how this quarantine will stifle … Continue reading Day 19: Adopt an International Student!
When I decided to come teach English in Saudi Arabia for a year I was anticipating a lot of culture shock. Things are very different here: It’s illegal for women to drive. (at least it was when I was there!!!) I’m often stared at everywhere I go even when I’m wearing a hijab and abaaya. All the stores close for 15 minutes 5 times a … Continue reading Red flags to watch out for when applying to teach abroad
As a teacher recently living in Saudi Arabia, it’s important to me to understand the complex education system and the reasons why I’ve been provided with such a good job here. After some research this is just some of the information I’ve come across. On September 11th, 2001, nineteen men affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and attacked the United States. Two planes were flown … Continue reading Education Reform Combats Terrorism in Saudi Arabia