Table of Contents
   Principal charactersp. ix
   Prologue: the mysteryp. 1
   Fall
      The treasure mapp. 13
      Leavingp. 26
      The pressure cookerp. 46
      A math problemp. 67
   Winter
      An american in utopiap. 81
      Drivep. 104
      The metamorphosisp. 124
   Spring
      Differencep. 151
      The $4 million teacherp. 169
      Coming homep. 180
   Author's notep. 201
   How to spot a world-class educationp. 207
   AFS student experience surveyp. 219
   Selected bibliographyp. 239
   Notesp. 255
   Indexp. 291