Classrooms & Students from Around the World

November 13, 2012 |  by  |  Can You Believe It?

What a wonderful idea. Photographs of classrooms from other countries around the world. This project is the brain child of Julian Germain who has traveled from Brazil to Yemen to capture students in the class. And these pictures may not speak to you individually, but as a group it really shrinks the world down to a level we can all understand.

Julian began taking photographs when his daughter began taking classes at school. It was never his intention to make this project a book, but eventually he found that he as taking pictures from his travels as well. He kept the setup the same and made sure the teacher was never part of the photograph. It gives a good glimpse into the educational world of other nationalities.

All of these classroom photos can be found in the book Classroom Portraits, 2004-2012.

Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English

Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English


Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art

Taiwan, Ruei Fang Township, Kindergarten, Art

Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic

Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic

Yemen, Sanaa, Secondary Year 2, English

Yemen, Sanaa, Secondary Year 2, English

Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarten, Activities

Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities

Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies

Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies

Peru, Cusco, Primary Grade 4, Mathematics

Peru, Cusco, Primary Grade 4, Mathematics

Argentina, Buenos Aires, San Fernando, Year 3 Secondary

Argentina, Buenos Aires, San Fernando, Year 3 Secondary

Qatar, Grade 10, Religion

Qatar, Grade 10, Religion



Wouldn’t it be cool to add your classroom to this list. Send in a photo of your classroom and I’ll add it to this page.

About Lauren Q. Hill

Lauren Q. Hill is a freelance writer with experience in a number of different fields. She obtained her B.A. in Journalism. After graduating Lauren moved to New York City to pursue a career with a newspaper company as a journalist. After working as a journalist for several years she decided to get married and start a family.


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