Italian international joint school project experience

                      Italian international joint school project experience
                      Italian international joint school project experience
                      Italian international joint school project experience

The Concept

G.E.T Educational Tours, in conjunction with our international partner MMExProM, is offering a unique international student experience. For 3-5 days Australian students will experience the life as a local Italian student and attend a local Italian school (scuola superiore).

Today’s students are global learners, and their learning should not be confined to the classroom, or simply an international language school. This collaborative experience offers Australian schools an opportunity to work closely with an Italian school in Italy. Students will attend the Italian school and take part in a school project led by experienced teaching staff.

A suitable school and location is selected by our experienced partners, who are both secondary school teachers in Italy and Australia, and have been organising programs for over 15 years. You will then work closely with the Australian based teacher, on the theme of the school project. Students will work collaboratively as they explore their chosen theme based on your curriculum and CLIL principles.

Students will attend morning group classes with their new Italian friends. Students will be speaking Italian and will use their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary whilst working on their chosen project with their Italian partner school. In the afternoons activities are organised in conjunction with the Italian school. Your new friends will guide you around their town and show you how they live locally.  This creates the opportunity of a continual school collaboration. Not only can Australian schools visit Italy but can also arrange to accept Italian students in Australia.

The options and opportunities are endless!

Please note:                                      

You have the opportunity, along with the students from the Italian school, to visit neighbouring cities, museum, attractions or attend evening activities. These may incur an extra cost for entrances and / or transport.

Projects can also be tailored to cross curriculum students who may be studying for example, Art, History, Religion or food technology, to work alongside Italian students studying English.

Programs can also be based around National Curriculum / VCE Study Designs and also an introduction to the detailed study component of the unit four oral for languages.

On request CLIL or multi-faculty conferencing or job shadowing for teachers can be organised.

Lunches are not included.


The Program

Who can participate?

  • The program works best with students from 14-18 years of age. Any school can participate.
What group size is best?

  • A minimum of 10 students is required for the joint school project. A maximum of 30 is recommended.  
What does the program include?

  • It includes the professional services of our experienced Italian and Australian teaching staff who will organise and lead the joint school project based on the schools needs and focus
  • It also includes the opportunity for a continual school collaboration
How long is the program?

  • The international project experience is a 3 day or 5 day option, which you might combine with a longer Italian school travel itinerary. G.E.T will arrange your tour itinerary including the visit to your partner school
How are schools selected?

  • Teachers will work directly with our Italian partners to explore a suitable school from the many options currently available
  • Each school has been personally visited and collaboration set up by our Italian partners
How are the joint projects experiences selected?

  • These are personalised programs, and are devised on the school’s curriculum focus and needs. Teachers work directly with our Italian partners and experienced teachers to create a personalised program.
What benefits can we expect to see for our students, their families, and the school community?

  • Total immersion in the host country for students and teachers is a powerful learning experience, in conjunction with the focus on curriculum goals
  • Improvements in linguistic and communication skills as students are forced to speak Italian with their new peers
  • Focus on global learning so students build knowledge and understanding of the world around them
  • Encourages students to work together as a team
  • Possibility to enter a network of schools to work together on different curriculums and projects
  • Ongoing friendships and ties between the students
What support is available for Australian teachers?

  • Support and expertise is provided by teaching professionals who are able to coordinate and execute your personalised CLIL project alongside teachers and Principals
  • Support extends to consulting, organising and executing your chosen project topic