To appreciate the true culture of the location you are visiting, try to make arrangements to visit a school. If you have traveled to a country when school is not in session, it is also interesting to visit an empty classroom and browse through text books used while observing the many differences among the curriculums being taught. If your are fortunate enough to be in the country at the time that the school year is in full force, enjoy engaging in communication with the children, so long as the instructor is kind enough to allow for this practice. Even if the students are not English speaking, they will enjoy the enthusiasm given towards their school work. Allowing them to play with your cell phone is always a huge treat as well! Happy Travels!