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Julia Mitchell

in Vientiane

Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2017
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 7

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.

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