WHAT IS ESN?
European School Network currently involves 24 secondary schools from 11 European countries. Within this network the students can change schools for a period of 1 to 8 weeks and they sign a mutual agreement to accommodate each other in their homes during the exchange periods.
In addition to these one-to-one exchanges, European School Network also provides its members the possibility to arrange group exchanges, teacher exchanges, student seminars and other types of intercultural encounters between students and teachers.
European School Network schools are carefully selected institutions whose headmasters and international coordinators know each other personally. They meet each other at least once a year in the Annual ESN Conferences. Personal relationships between the schools guarantee that all exchange students are well taken care of by the school coordinators and that the coordinators are able to agree on certain standards for the activities.
WHY STUDENT EXCHANGE?
Studying in a foreign school, participating in an international project and staying in a host family for even a short period of time improves your social skills and your intercultural communication skills and boosts your independence. Above all, it is an experience that definitely changes your world view and gives you a totally new perspective. It is an amazing opportunity to see what people's everyday lives are like in another culture. Friendships that have their roots in such circumstances last for a lifetime.