Erasmus in Schools aims at bringing international exchange students into local schools.
The main goal of the project is to familiarize students from primary and secondary schools with Europe and international mobility, fostering a cultural exchange based on values such as respect, co-existence and tolerance.
Organising an Erasmus in Schools will bring an international exchange student into your classroom, where the international exchange students can do a wide range of activities that include country presentations, cultural workshops or language sessions with local students.
Erasmus in Schools is run by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a student organisation with more than 530 local organisations in more than 40 countries across Europe. The activities are often carried out in support with the host university where the students are studying.
Why you should host an international student in your class
Erasmus in Schools brings several different benefits to the school.
One. This is a wonderful possibility to bring internationalisation to the school, which does not require actual mobility from your students.
Two. Creating a connection between generations and people from other countries and cultures allows for people to have an open dialogue.
Three. While talking to International students, it will allow students to practice foreign languages to complement the lessons, even in history or geography class.
Four. European openness: reinforcing the cultural and international aspect, fighting stereotypes, promoting tolerance.
Five. It makes learning about other countries’ cultures or history more personal, by having international students to come into the classroom and present the lesson material from a personal perspective. This can increase the student’s motivation and Developing motivation to prevent early school leaving