It all started in the eTwinning platform.
Éva Matyas from Hungary and I contacted and started building an exchange programme between our schools.
1st step STUDENT SELECTION
Finding an equivalent number of students to engage in the activity. The selection process was left for the coordinator to decide. You can opt to select them by grades, randomly or by writing a motivation letter. At the end we came up with an uneven number 6-9… but everything went just fine!
2nd step PLANNING
The teachers involved prepare a plan for the 2 weeks – one in each country – involving the exchange students. This usually contemplates a working plan – attending lessons, watching and making presentations or others that the teachers decide together with them – as well as a social one. Dates are settled and parents are informed.
3rd step A NAME FOR THE PROJECT
A name for the project. We chose: LET’S BLEND CULTURES because that’s precisely what we did.
4th step FUNDING?
The first question that may arise is: who pays for this? In fact student mobility requires money and as this is not an Erasmus+, we have to provide our own. How do we minimize the costs?
- Students & teachers are accomodated in HOMESTAY, which means they stay with their project peer & his/her family
- Meals are provided by the host family (breakfast & dinner) & by the hosting school (lunch)
That said, the only costs they incur are the flight fare and some pocket money.
It is feasible. It was feasible and for some of my students this was their ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience
16TH – 19TH MARCH 2014
DEPARTURE TIME: PORTUGUESE GROUP GOES TO BUDAPEST
MY HUNGARIAN PARTNER EMI DERI
STUDENT WELCOME IN THE AUDITORIUM
THE SCHOOL’S CANTEEN. FOR SOME, THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH DIFFERENT FOOD
SOME FUN AT SCHOOL
AND TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
16TH – 21ST JUNE 2014
AGAIN DEPARTURE TIME: HUNGARIAN GIRLS COME TO PORTO
WELCOMING CEREMONY WITH SCHOOL’S HEADMASTERS
TIME TO WORK IN CLASS
BIG SMILES THE WHOLE TIME
AND SAYING GOODBYE…
THEY SAY THEY HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.
I BELIEVE THEM.