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Erasmus students go back to school

On 13 May 2009, Spanish Erasmus students paid a visit to Istituto Comprensivo Statale di Trevi, in the region of Umbria, Italy. In the words of the teachers arranging the meeting, “Erasmus students are European Ambassadors for an active citizenship crossing national borders”.

Luque, Ana and Rocio are three university students from Madrid, currently spending some months studying and working in Foligno, thanks to the Erasmus mobility fund. They joined the “Back to School” initiative to discuss their experiences with high school students. They were asked about the Spanish way of life, the country, their favourite music and sports, their perception of Italy and many other details arousing the curiosity of a young audience.

Organised in collaboration with Europe Direct Umbria, the meeting started with the Erasmus students’ personal views, followed by a presentation of all the funding opportunities open to students under the Lifelong Learning programme as well as the European civil service and the upcoming European elections. On 15 May the same three special guests visited another school, Istituto Superiore Battaglia di Norcia, Umbria. This time the meeting took place in English.

All Erasmus students taking part in “Back to School” will receive a special certificate, downloadable from the Spring Day website, and attesting their participation and commitment as European Ambassadors.

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"Back to School" 2009

03/06/2009 by: Alessandra D’Angelo