The aim of the activity was to put in contact the Erasmus students with pupils from high school; doing so we want to highlight the benefits of carrying out part of the studies abroad, contribute to the development of intercultural competences, spread the idea of an innovative type of learning based on direct contact with different realities, making young people aware of European diversity as a resource to take advantage of and prevent xenophobia.
We spent 2 hours with students from Antonelli elementary school. On this occasion the international students explained the reasons why they decided to leave their country to come to Italy. They also described their own country, thus transporting Italian students on an international journey while still sitting at their school desks.
We created a debate in which we managed to sponsor international mobility and break down many stereotypes about leaving home. Italian students were enthusiastic and actively participated. The international students were proud to be able to talk about their country and were happy to have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Italian culture.