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You can only give up so much of your culture

In culture on December 26, 2014 at 17:37

A Danish Exchange Student won a case against an agency when he was sent home from Utah after having watched porn on his computer.

The Agency (Speak Education) had to pay the exchange student DKK 74,420 because they sent the student to the teen lockdown of the United States instead of the more liberal and progressive Colorado.

Remember this student had agreed to volunteer so much of his culture already:

  • Young Danes can drink alcohol legally as long as the alcohol percentage is below the safe limit of 16.5
  • Instead of spending time in a foreign school where he cannot earn credits which he can use in the more superior Danish education system, he made the choice to spent time abroad knowing that the Danish department of Education would not recognize credits earned in the United States
  • He had made the choice to live isolated in return to study foreign culture. There are no friday bars at foreign high schools where the students can socialize over a beer or a glass of wine which makes it almost impossible to get friends and a network.
  • He had chosen not to maintain close relationship with his boy- or girl-friend depending of his choice of gender
  • He had chosen to live apart from his family and be with them during holidays and birthdays.

There is almost nothing left to give up. So why bother how he spends his private time on his computer?

Because he came to the one state in the United States where youth is a crime. Utah is known for its wilderness programs which kills teenagers. It is known for its lockdown boarding school where teenagers are punished for everyday activitites normal in the rest of the civilized world.

Utah is no place for a young Dane.

So please be careful as parents if you consider to ship your child abroad as exchange students.

Source:
Stævner udvekslings-bureau: 17-årig smidt hjem fra USA for at se porno (TV2 – in danish language)

  1. Why would any Brit or European allow a loved one to go to Utah ??

  2. Because they are un-informed.

    Just as students in US high schools fail to understand how Europe is put together other than lives of US soldiers have been sacrificed every time the French people have got them involved in a war they had no chance to win, people in Europe fail to understand the difference in culture, laws and religion differs the states in US.

  3. Even for American claim they did not know how abusive the program was that they were fooled by the people running it. Just a quick Google search reveals tons testimony and allegations. I look at reviews before I go to a movie or to a restaurant. I can imagine sending a troubled young loved one so far away.

  4. I guess in this case he was an exchange student, there have been young Brits sent to Utah’s “treatment” facilities, and some have never returned home.

  5. That is correct. He was an exchange student who unlike most teenagers entering Utah was not sent there as punishment. His family was un-informed but the Exchange Agency Speak Education was supposed to be professionals and that is why aa href=”www.gospeak.dk/”>Speak Education lost and was ordered to repay the family a large sum of the price the family had paid back.

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