Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, family is sacred. Your student might be accustomed to protecting their family’s privacy and might initially be uncomfortable sharing too much about them.

Men’s and women’s roles are much more traditional than those in the United States. Typically, the women are most often responsible for household duties, while men are more commonly the breadwinners. These roles tend to be less traditionally defined in the cities.

Honor is of very high importance in Afghan culture. Honor determines an Afghan person’s reputation and worth. For this reason, what shames honor is a more delicate manner than in the United States. To honor their guests, Afghans share their family’s very best when hosting.

One aspect of Afghan culture that has been maintained for centuries is an appreciation for poetry. In the city of Herat, Afghans gather weekly to share both old and new poetry with one another.
In Afghanistan, family is considered sacred. Your student might be accustomed to protecting his or her family’s privacy and might initially be uncomfortable sharing too much about them.

Men’s and women’s roles are much more traditional than those in the United States. Typically, the women are most often responsible for household duties, while men are more commonly the breadwinners. These roles tend to be less traditionally defined in the cities.

Honor is of very high importance in Afghan culture. Honor determines an Afghan person’s reputation and worth. For this reason, what shames honor is a more delicate manner than in the United States. To honor their guests, Afghans share their family’s very best when hosting.

One aspect of Afghan culture that has been maintained for centuries is an appreciation for poetry. In the city of Herat, Afghans gather weekly to share both old and new poetry with one another.

  • Capital: Kabul
  • Population: 29,082,000
  • Area: 650 sq. km. (251,825 sq. mi.)
  • Nationality: Afghan(s)
  • Language: Afghan Persian or Dari, Pashto Turkic
  • Climate: Arid to semi arid (cold winters and hot summers)
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