Stowarzyszenie Projektów Międzynarodowych „INPRO”

United for Integration

United for Integration

Studying abroad is a lifetime opportunity where you gain new skills and open your mind to the world. However, during this time international students can also face different and unexpected challenges, such as feeling like an outsider, loneliness, trying to overcome language barriers, coping with cultural misunderstandings, culture shock, xenophobia, close minded people…just to name a few. So this Youth Exchange aims at highlighting young international students’ experiences during their studies abroad.

Our project reaches international students from 4 countries – Poland, Turkey, Hungary and Croatia. The exchange is focused on promoting intercultural dialogue, understanding the meaning of culture shock, sharing common values on European citizenship and tolerance. It is also designed for the participants to be directly involved in preparing the exchange in the way they want it to be.

The aim of the project: To raise awareness about intercultural learning and how to deal with culture shock while living abroad.

The objectives of our project are as follows:
– Promoting youth mobility
– Helping students feel more included in their communities
– Sharing life experiences in different cities
– Bringing awareness about culture shock and intercultural learning
– Sharing knowledge about conflict management
– Being a responsible European student and citizen
– Working in a group of internationals
– Breaking stereotypes and prejudices toward specific groups and ethnicities
– Improving participant’s communication and language skills, developing opinions and taking part in activities.

You can check out rest of the photos from our Facebook album.

The project took place from 7 to 13 of April 2018 in Rzeszów.

Finally, We would like to thank all the organisations involved in the project, namely Stowarzyszenie Projektów Międzynarodowych INPRO(Poland), Mersin University (Turkey), Urbana Mladež (Hungary) and Koz Pont (Hungary), Rzeszów Town Hall, University of Information Technology and Management for their help in realising the project and especially for mentoring participants during the exchange.

Take a look at the booklet created by the participants of the project.

The project was realised with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.