If your school is on the list at Xchangeme.com – explore the different internships abroad. Find something you like? Press “Xchange me”, fill in the form and your request will automatically be sent to your local coordinator.
Each internship has some options of accommodation nearby your coming internship. Some students prefer private accommodation. Other students prefer living in a flat either alone or together with other students. It´s very individual.
IMPORTANT: Wait to search for lodging until you know for sure that the internship has approved to have you as an intern/trainee.
You always contact your contact person at the internship, so the internship knows why you don´t turn up the day you´re sick. if you are sick more than a week, please contact the international coordinator, who is connected to your international internship. If you are in pain and you are frightened – don´t hesitate to contact the local doctor or the local hospital. IMPORTANT: bring your own European health card
Most students take their exams in their home country after completing their international internship. Some schol partners have a learning agreement saying it´s possible for their students to make an examination in the country they are staying at. You need to know what agreement your schol has made with the country you are going to. You also need to know the objectives that you are going to reach at the international internship.
The VET school you attend has it´s own VET study programmes. Before you take a part of your internship in another country you have to sign and understand a learning agreement which clarifies the professionel content of your stay. The competences and skills you have to work with and the goals or objectives you have to pass. This is a part of the ECVET system and it´s nessecary for the validation and credit of your international experiences and knowledge.
When you arrive in the foreign country some one will pick you up at the airport or at the train station / bus station. There will always be some one to welcome you. It could be a local contact person or the local international coordinator. It differs from place to place, but you will be greeted some how. Most VET schools have their own student boards who will welcoming you. Before your arrival you have received a programme or a meeting plan for your stay by the foreign international coordinator. The meeting plan tells you when you have to be at your internship and if there are any school lessons it will also appears to you from the schedule. If you have any doubts before leaving – contact your local international coordinator and she/he will explain to you what you have to do.