How can I integrate into a rural community?

Hello, TeachConnect community!

Teaching in a rural/remote setting does interest me, and I think I will pursue it at some point in my teaching career.

Although I grew up in Toowoomba, I have been living in the city for the majority of my life. This might sound silly, but I occasionally worry that I would not fit in with a rural community. I would be keen to hear the experiences of ‘city-slickers’ who have ventured into the country to teach!

Did you feel like an ‘outsider’? How did you integrate into the community?


  • I felt like an outsider at first, but it got better.
  • The community welcomed me immediately.
  • I never fully integrated during my time in the country.

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