Student exchange program Portugal-Hungary

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

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MY HUNGARIAN PARTNER EMI DERI

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STUDENT WELCOME IN THE AUDITORIUM

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THE SCHOOL’S CANTEEN. FOR SOME, THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH DIFFERENT FOOD

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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SOME FUN AT SCHOOL

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AND TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

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16TH – 21ST JUNE 2014

 AGAIN DEPARTURE TIME: HUNGARIAN GIRLS COME TO PORTO

WELCOMING CEREMONY WITH SCHOOL’S HEADMASTERS

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TIME TO WORK IN CLASS

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BIG SMILES THE WHOLE TIME

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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INVOLVING PARENTS!

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AND SAYING GOODBYE…

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THEY SAY THEY HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.

I BELIEVE THEM.

😉

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