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Living and working in London and Kuopio
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is intended to promote the European idea in the school, i.e. the development of student and staff mobility. In addition to the cross-cultural and professional experiences, the students will develop their personality . The aim of the project is to promote mobility across national borders, to give the students confidence in their abilities, and exchange practical professional as well as language skills. Together with the ADC College in London, the participating teachers of Nelly-Puetz-vocational colleges have developed a three-week programme. The participants first attend a professional-oriented language course and then do an internship in London companies and institutions. Consequently, the range of Nelly-Puetz-vocational college can be expanded by a project that supports the preparation of students for an increasingly internationalized and European work environment and allows space for personal development and a strengthening of European values such as acceptance and integration. The project involves students of the Dual System in the hotel, restaurant and hair-dressers’ trades, care workers as well as those of the College for Social Pedagogy. The project combines a one-week language course with a two-week internship in different institutions and companies. The preceding language course will improve language skills of the students to the effect that they will get along well in everyday life, but especially during their internship in England. The main aim of the internship is to provide first international experiences for students. These will be very valuable for their professional future either with international guests or customers in Germany or abroad. Other aims for all groups are, of course, the improvement of the communicative competence and the acquisition of key skills, such as social and intercultural competence. The students create an illustrated blog in the form of a travel diary about their stay, their personal and professional experiences.

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