|(from the Erasmus Project)|
In years past our campus has received students because host families in our area volunteer to have a student for a year. However, my goal is to create a program that actually ATTRACTS exchange students to Herning Gymnasium.
I am working on several initiatives to not only ATTRACT the exchange students to Herning, but I am working diligently on a program that really SUPPORTS them while they are with us. This week I interviewed a current exchange student to get some firsthand feedback about the GOOD and the BAD, but then I realized that lots of you with whom I am blogger-friends have been exchange students yourselves.... so I need your help!
What should a school do FOR/WITH/ON BEHALF OF its exchange students?
And WHAT can/should a school do to ensure that its exchange students have the experience (culturally, socially, AND academically) that they desire... one that, ideally, contributes to their personal development?
I think that being an expat gives me a lot of insight into how to create a framework that creates a mutually beneficial experience for Herning Gymnasium AND our exchange students, but I am CERTAIN there are things I have not thought of..... So I NEED YOU!