Many times people think how exciting and exotic it is to enter into another culture - and that is true. It can be exhilerating to be learning how to live from square one in a new place full of new paradigms and challenges.
But it isn't always fun and games. Our teachers and trainers have tried to really stretch our family to (re)experience some of these challenges in the safety and security of our classroom. In real life, avoiding things we might consider unpleasant can have unforeseen reprecussions that can hinder efforts to build relationships.