Make clear logistical arrangements with the ESN section on when and how the activity should take place. It is best to tackle the following questions:
The Erasmus in Schools platform will help you go through the majority of these questions when you are planning your session in order to know the practical setting for the session.
In certain countries, there might be some legal aspects you should follow up on. We advise you to check with your administration if specific permits are needed for the international student to enter the school’s premises.
Example: it might be needed for the student to prove they do not have a criminal record before working with minors.
- Legal documents: Does the school require any type of legal document in order for the student to enter the school territory.
- Pictures: Is it possible to take pictures during the activity?
It is important to define the topic you would like to address during your classes with the local Coordinator and the Erasmus students that will join your classes. For the ESN coordinator and the Erasmus student, it is important to know what class they will be joining (is it a language, citizenship, history, or [...] geography class?). It is also best to share what subject you would like your students to know more about. It is possible to make connections between the overall learning objectives of your course, and the activity in which you want to involve international students in.
The end goal of the activity is an open dialogue between Erasmus students and school pupils. In order to make sure that is possible, it is important that both the pupils and the international students feel comfortable with the selected topic and is able to speak about that topic in front of a classroom.
Example: you can invite an international student from Spain inside a Belgian High School classroom to talk about Spanish history, Spanish language, Spanish geography, etc.
- Topic: Is there are a specific topic the school would like to address?
- Is there anything that is off limits for the school or the student?