- Support mental health of international students during quarantine;
- Promote international students' feeling of security and hope;
- Promote intercultural relationships and sharing cultural experiences;
- Promote and teach the portuguese language among international students.
This activity was organized together with our partner Genius Hour. They offered themselves to give 2 portuguese open classes to our international students. The classes were given on Zoom and the class was led by one of Genius Hour's professors. After the class, the international students were given the opportunity to join a full portuguese course, with a special promotion.
This event was very successful. We had a limited number of places for the classes in order to make sure the interaction between the students and the professor was as good as possible. The international students had the opportunity to train their portuguese, to learn a few new portuguese words and to better understand the portuguese culture. After the classes, about half of the students subscribed for the full online portuguese course.