S: KAZAKHSTAND AND THE USA: A Day in the Life of a Teen
FC: Kazakhstan and the USA A Day in the Life of a Teen
1: While an American student might live in a suburban fairly compact neighborhood with moderate size houses and well paved road connecting it to a central city, much of Kazakhstan lives in small, rural towns and are not often well connected to any central city.
2: A breakfast in Kazakhstan would likely include a glass of milk and some small meat product. | In America it is not uncommon to eat food from one of many fast food restaurants specializing in breakfast, and coffee is often the beverage of choice. | Eating Breakfast
3: Going to school in Kazakhstan is much different than in America because most primary and secondary Kazakh schools do not have the access to technology that Americans do. However, schooling is universal and mandatory through the secondary level. | While an American might drive themselves or ride a bus to a school 15 minutes away at most, Kazakhstan is more rural and less wealthy so students often must make long trips to school everyday using outdated public transportation.
4: Students in America have a better chance of getting a higher education than students in Kazakhstan because a higher education is more readily available. School is mandatory through the 12th grade in America while in Kazakhstan it is only through 9th.
5: After school an American student might watch or participate in football or basketball, while in Kazakhstan soccer and ice hockey are much more popular.
6: In Kazakhstan, social class is determined by who you are born to however. Some teens are born into very rich families and some are born into very poor families. Furthermore, males are usually more dominant to females in Kazakh society.
7: The family unit in Kazakhstan usually includes extended family outside of just nuclear family, as opposed to American society, to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Also, though households are usually male-dominated, some households are very strong matriarchies. Most families also have large numbers of children in Kazakhstan, very unlike American families.