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More than 250 study abroad students come to ILCS each year
from countries such as the United States, Canada, China, and Australia. They reside with host families during their time in Morocco.
Having foreign students come to Morocco not only exposes the
visitors to real-life situations in the North African country, but it also
gives the Moroccan students a chance to interact with peers from
around the world and gives them extra opportunities to hone their
English language skills.
At the same time, "community work helps ILCS students and
students from around the world to develop their leadership skills,"
Lemtouni says.

The work in the community changes the students' lives, she says.
But it also impacts the nongovernmental organizations that the students assist, as well as the families who host them during their stay.
By bringing together students from around the world with ILCS
students, and with Moroccans from all walks of life, it serves to
foster dialogue and understanding among people of various cultures
and this "contributes to preventing extremism," Lemtouni says.
Lemtouni is a big proponent of also having educators spend time
studying abroad. It allows them "to be open minded, overcome their
prejudices, adapt more to their students, keep the human dimension
in everything, and mainly to develop empathy."

COURTESY OF YI-CHIEH LIN

Yi-Chieh Lin, originally
from Taiwan, teaching
English in China

A teacher who is a native English speaker also works on staff so
the students can learn to speak with the accent of a native American.
Lin wants the parents of her students to see "what kind of benefit
the American education system can bring if you learn English in this
way."
In many places in China, students simply are required to
memorize and repeat English sentences and grammar. "This
doesn't help students learn," Lin says. "Language is a flexible thing."
Along with her efforts focusing on the students, Lin also helps
to teach the teachers. She works with the local government to train
elementary and middle school teachers from public school how to

speak English fluently. She regularly provides instruction to more than
60 teachers a week.
Her academic adviser from the University of San Diego, Sarina
Molina, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Learning
and Teaching, recently visited the Pangea Educational Center. She
was accompanied by three graduate students from the university.
Molina held an English language workshop for about 85 middle
and elementary school teachers, while the graduate students helped
teach English to the schoolchildren.
"The education I had in the United States totally changed me,"
Lin says. "It's helped me to become a different educator."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2015

Contents
Supplement Contents
Going Home to Teach
A Little Goes a Long Way
Opening a Window on the World at Columbus State University
Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
In Brief
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Cover1
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Cover2
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Contents
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 2
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 3
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 5
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 6
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 7
International Educator - September/October 2015 - In Brief
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 9
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 10
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 11
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 12
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 13
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Going Home to Teach
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 15
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - A Little Goes a Long Way
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - 28
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 29
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Opening a Window on the World at Columbus State University
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - Forum
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - In Focus
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