Teaching summer school 7,800 miles away

Teaching summer school 7,800 miles away

Debbie Cox houses the world in her small, windowless classroom in the center of Lafayette High School.

There are images plastered on the walls of life in Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala — a few of the nations her students hail from. As an English as a Second Language teacher, Cox is knows many parts of the world via her students.

This summer, she'll be seeing part of it first-hand.

Inspired by a few Nepalese students, Cox will spend July in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, a South Asian country high in the Himalayas, working on professional development with the area's teachers.

"I'm hoping to see what the culture is like in Nepal, I really want to see what my...