The Trip That Transformed Me: The Teacher

  • 2015-07-08
  • BBC

A Belgian woman who went to Indonesia to teach experienced serious culture shock – and learned valuable lessons as a result.

Danielle Harmeling walked into the big, empty school room where she would be teaching in Indonesia and studied the white walls and blackboard. But the headmaster beside her was focused on something else entirely.

“[He] pointed at my sandals and told me that I would have to put on shoes covering the skin,” Harmeling recalled, “and the three-quarter trousers didn’t suit the school style either.”

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