And if you think the answer is positive, tell us why, and what kind of relationship and teaching technique you built with them... What is your style of teaching, for instance? And how do you think your students react to it?
If I'm opening this thread, it's also because some of my Moroccan architecture students (Casablanca) have just won an international competition in sustainable design -for students-, and my class received the 1st prize, just before the MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology), with Polytechnikum Zürich (ETH) being third.
So yes, I'm incredibly proud of them, I'm proud to have worked with them and witness the result.
In France, some of my former students already won a few national prizes (2009 and 2010), but they were never distinguished like that.