Mali you are now close to the top of my list in favorites on PF
a favourites list, don't know if its a good or a bad thing, i have people i like better than others, i think favourites are people you tend to 'favour' as in will always defend or prefer to lean towards their way of thinking.
As i say i have people who i like better than others but i would not call them my favourites.
aybe the career study class should be to take these kids and place them all over the world to see how other countries manage . Some kind of cultural exchange program for all student and not just select ones. That last year in highschoolcould become an education of a life time.
actually mate i think this is a bad idea, the kind of things i want from my career study is, advice on job interview techniques, Building a CV, focusing on my future ideas for a career and general career advice. While it would be nice to send kids here and their its not actually very practical, so you take a child out of its usual sarroundings dump he/she into a completely different culture/way of life/thinking, there could be major trouble, what happens if the child dosen't like or want to be moved or go and isn't to keen on the new culture he/she is introduced to.
I mean really would you want to be the poor boy/girl sent to Saudi Arabia for a week to follow islamic law, yeah great field trip!!!!!. There are, at least for me, more important things for a person of 15 16 to be learning and some of them are the ones i mentioned above.
I'm not sayiing your idea is invalid mate, infact in some cases its a good idea, however i was pretty happy with the french exchange thanks very much then coming back to usual lessons and way of life :)