Ever thought of your child spending 4 months in a European school in another country? 

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!

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.

Ever thought about hosting a pupil from another European school?

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… 

Every year, a handful of pupils from some of the 27 European and Accredited Schools spend the first term of the school year at EEB3 and several pupils from EEB3 go to study at other European Schools. 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 would like, either on exchange or during the holidays.

General information and application procedure can be found on the school's website: https://www.eeb3.eu/en/educational-exchange-programmes/All necessary documents are available below. 

Choice of the school

Before choosing a host school, please visit the home-pages of the European Schools (https://www.eursc.eu/de/European-Schools/locations) and/or Accredited European Schools (https://www.eursc.eu/de/Accredited-European-Schools/locations) to find out, which language sections are available there and if the student’s L1 is taught in school.  

Many schools have established their own rules to the students’ mobility.

  • - some school accept mutual exchange – the families host the students mutually;
  • - limited the number of incoming and outgoing students (it should be equal);
  • - some schools accept only the whole semester exchanges;
  • - some set the limitation considering the level of studies (only for S5 students).

Once your child has been accepted, the APEEE will help in finding hosts families ensuring the best possible match between families and children based on the structure of the family, languages spoken and interests. 

Timeline

November-December: school sends information/ application form to all parents 

February 1: parents to have sent the application form 

March/April: Information about (non)acceptance; all documents to be sent 

April/July: identification host families 

General documents and documents for information

New Guidelines Approved By The Board Of Governors With Retroactive Effect From 1st November 2016

Annex 1: Roles and responsibilities 

Annex 8: Guidance on crisis management

Information for EEB3 exchange pupils and host families

List of school and APEEE coordinators [will soon be completed] 

Documents to send by mail to Sylvia Chaltin, educational adviser S5 sylvia.chaltin@edu.eursc.eu

Annex 2: application form

Annex 4: Health form

Annex 7: Learning Agreement

Documents to send to the APEEE at  echanges@apeeeb3.be:

Annex 3: host family information form

Annex 5: Parental/guardian consent form

PERSONAL INFORMATION SHEET – for ES pupils accepted on exchange at EEB3

Annex 6: Host family charter

Documents for the host family

Parental authorisation to leave the country 

Parental authorisation - medical 

For more information please contact echanges@apeeeb3.be