Student Mobility Programmes (Exchanges) make it possible for a student (S4 or S5) of one European school to spend one term studying in a European school (or accredited school) in another country. The exchange can be organized on a reciprocal basis or one way.
More information on the exchange programme is available on the EEB3 school website. A detailed information pack for EEB3 exchange pupils and host families is available HERE.
Ever thought of your child spending 4 months in a European school in another country?
Temporarily visiting other schools in a different country gives students the chance to improve their language skills and to mature, through experiencing a different educational and cultural environment. European schools offer the possibility of hosting other students as well as supporting their students to visit other schools. Both can take place as real exchanges (visit and return visit) or as one-way visits. Mobility programmes take place regularly within the 1st semester of S4 and S5.
Nathan, exchange autumn 2018: So far, this exchange has been a great experience and I have already achieved one of my goals: I have improved my Spanish a lot. In addition, I became very independent over the last three months and learned to manage my money well. I would recommend this exchange program to any other student who has some interest in other cultures, a certain level of responsibility and who wants to gain new experiences for his future life.
Luna, exchange autumn 2018: Undoubtedly doing an exchange is one of the most valuable possibilities the European schools provide for their students: at only 14/15 we can do a full language immersion in the country we wish to. My only advice would be go for it and enjoy it!
Ever thought about hosting a pupil from another European school?
Every year, a handful of pupils from some of the 27 European and Accredited Schools spend the first term of the school year at our EEB3 school and several pupils from our school go to study at European Schools in other countries. This could be your child! Ideally, one, two or even more families can host or share hosting. In return, your own child can return at a later stage to that family, if you’d like, either on exchange or during the holidays.
Beatriz from Alicante, Ellen from Munich, Pedro from Alicante… It's the third time now that our family has hosted a pupil from another school. What a great experience! These were three very enriching experiences for us! Not only is it about giving pupils of other nationalities the opportunity to practice a foreign language in a new family and experience a new environment; it's also about discovering how other children live, their education, passing on some of our ideas, sharing our activities and even creating long-term friendships…