World@School

World@School is a project that Study in Flanders implemented starting in the academic year 2017-2018, with the support of the Flemish department of Education and Training, in order to also promote internationalisation in primary and secondary schools.

Description

The World@School-project brings international students from Flemish universities and universities of applied sciences and arts in contact with primary and/or secondary schools. As a student you can particpate by giving a presentation or workshop about local habits and customs, general topics, language, music, etc. The theme of the activity is determined by the student and the school in mutual agreement. After the activity, the international student will receive a financial compensation by VLUHR-i.

Admission criteria

Each international student at a Flemish higher education institution can participate in the World@School-project: students who stay in Flanders for a short period of time or for a long period of time. Also the nationality of the student is not taken into account.

Modalities

The student will receive a financial compensation by the VLUHR-i secretariat for their time and effort. This compensation is:

For a physical event:

  • a fixed amount of €50 (solo presentation) or € 70 (duo presentation) for the first two sessions;
  • starting the third (same) session €15 per each session will be distributed.

For example: if you give three sessions in total on your own, you will be granted an amount of €65.

For a virtual event:

  • a fixed amount of €30 (solo presentation) or € 50 (duo presentation) for the first two sessions;
  • starting the third (same) session €15 per each session will be distributed.

For example: if you give three sessions in total on your own, you will be granted an amount of €45.

Procedure

Step 1: International students who want to participate in the project can send their application in via the application form.

Step 2: VLUHR-i will try to match the student with the school based on the applications.

Step 3: The student will give a session (or sessions) at the school and will fill in a performance sheet together with the school.

Step 4: The school will send the performance sheet to the VLUHR secretariat.

Step 5: The VLUHR-i secretariat will issue the payment to the student based on the information given in the performance sheet.