ERASMUS IN SCHOOLS
ERASMUS IN SCHOOLS is an ongoing project implemented by Klaipeda State University of Applied Science. Project aim is to promote Erasmus+ programme, present other countries, cultures, and traditions, help to know better about European Union. The project is funded by The Education Exchanges Support Foundation.
During this project we had a chance to visit 12 Lithuanian Secondary Education Schools in different cities and towns and meet with almost 1000 pupils. All of this would not have been possible without the Erasmus+ students who were very active in all the visits.
One of our Erasmus+ student Ciprian Josan from Moldova shares his personal experience and idea about the project:
„Erasmus in schools (in Lithuania) represents a project that brings together international students and teenagers from various cities and villages, in order to stimulate internationalisation and familiarise teenagers with the European countries, as well as with the students who carry out an Erasmus+ study mobility or internship.
The presentations made by the representatives of the home university, as well as the international students dispose the role of making the teenagers aware of the opportunity to carry out this experience exchange, granted by Erasmus+ program in the European countries from all over the world.
From my point of view, the aim of this project is to mobilize students in schools and open their minds about their future paths in the most effective way, in this sense they receive an unique chance to find out useful information about cultural diversity, holidays, traditions, religions, and subjective opinions of the international students.
This project has a priceless importance for us too, international students, because speaking in public helps us to overcome the fear of speaking in crowded places, to become more fluent speakers in English, thus improving the ability of talking with unknown people, to answer their questions either related to studies or to cultural aspects of other countries in Europe.
I really liked the visits organized by the KVK, due to the fact that beside our presentations as international students, in which we have brought the diversity in schools, shared personal experience and funny stories that we've experienced here, the project also included various interactive activities, games and gifts for the teenagers.
I consider it appropriate to continue practicing this project in the same manner, because it allows students to promote intercultural communication, break stereotypes and enlarge knowledge about exchange programs worldwide.”