What is an International Exchange?
An International Exchange consists of a meeting among young people coming from different European Countries that work together on a common theme for a week. It is a chance to discuss ideas, confront with other people, acquire knowledges and consciousness about different sociocultural realities.
What happens during an exchange?
Participants live in the same place (a hostel, an apartment complex, a school…) for an entire week. Every morning and afternoon they take part in different non-formal education activities: not frontal lessons, but games, laboratories, team works, art activities, debates and so on. National groups usually are made of 5/10 people and are supported by two operators that represent a point of reference and mediation between the guys and the hosting organization.
“But I don’t know how to do it…”
No worries: each activity starts from scratch, there is no need to have particular skills, you just have to put yourself in the game.
What is the language?
Absolutely, inevitably, English. Workshops will be in English.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel sure about the language: remember that you will all be foreigners and peers (not mother tongue), that laboratories will be based on non-verbal communication, that most of the day will be based on gaming activities and socializing in an informal and relaxed way.
Who does finance the activities?
International exchange projects are financed by the EU Erasmus+ Programme, that covers the majority of travel costs, room and board and activities. This allows institutions and associations to promote youth mobility in Europe keeping low participation fees.
An international exchange is a lot more: it’s a play, it’s fun, it’s a meeting of cultures, night activities, but also sharing.
If you want to know more, but most of all if you’re interested in taking part you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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