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SALT Participant Reflections
Alex Heidebrecht, Crossfield AB
Currently serving in Cambodia. 2011/12
Alex is Teaching English at Royal University of Phnom Penh, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Follow this link to read Alex's reflections on his blog. Alex's Blog.
Alex Walks us through a typical day for him on SALT
6:30 or 7:00 – Wake up and maybe eat some breakfast (usually pork and rice, yummy!)
Whitney McDonald, Calgary AB
Salt Alumni 2010/11, Loas.
Whitney served as an English Teacher at Nita School in Vientiane, Loas.
Whitney: on why she chose SALT
"I really enjoyed the idea that it was only one year long, which I felt was long enough to really get to know the culture and a grasp on the language, yet it wasn’t too long that it seemed daunting. Plus the SALT program offered many different assignments all over the world that I could pick from."
Whitney: on her service assignment at Nita School
"At around 7:30 I would then hop on my motorbike and go to Nita school, which was about a 20 minute ride from my host family’s house. Every day at school I was met with my younger students surrounding me saying hello, and good morning or yelling my name. It truly made me feel like a celebrity. At 8:00am, or whenever someone decided to ring the bell, classes started. I taught 16 different classes, once a week. Each of my classes was only 50 minutes long, which is not ideal when trying to learn a new language. I would try to include as many songs and educational games as possible to get the kids not only excited about English, but also learning something."
Photo: Whitney with her host Grandma.