Exchange and mobility in school education
Pupils, both girls and boys, as well as teachers, schools and the educational system of Switzerland as a whole benefit from school exchange projects.
Children and young people enhance their foreign language skills and develop an interest in other languages and cultures.
Teachers and school heads go beyond linguistic and cultural boundaries when reflecting on school development, subject-related content, teaching methods, or models of educational theory. Thus they gain new impulses for their professional and personal development and help improve the quality of school education in Switzerland.
On this page, we present the various types of school exchanges in school education Movetia funds and facilitates.
Nicolas (13), pupil, Canton Jura
"At first, I was a bit worried and thought that it wouldn’t work out. But when I met my exchange partner for the first time, I knew that everything would be fine. Despite everything, we were able to communicate with each other, although that’s exactly what I’d been most worried about before."
Konstanze Rauber, teacher, Musegg secondary school
"The pupils learned what it’s like to work towards a shared objective as a team consisting of people with different ways of thinking: not always easy, but very interesting and often amusing too!"
Nastasia, pupil, Stadelhofen secondary school
"It was a unique experience. I met people whom I otherwise would never have gotten to know and saw India through the eyes of people who live there."