In our continuous endeavor to bring about holistic development, we are glad that our school is trying to become a member of the International School-to-School Experience (ISSE). It is a unique international program for schools that provide for the exchange of thoughts and ideas through face-to-face contact with students from other countries around the world for the “duration of three weeks.”
We believe that the Exchange Program plays an important role in broadening the outlook of students and their overall growth. It also fosters peace and understanding in students.
Key takeaways of the said program are as follows:
Global Exposure and networking with their peers.
Understanding the learning processes & methodologies being used in other countries.
Sharing and learning about different cultures and people.
Inspiring children to be more independent and confident.
The parents have to bear the cost of half ticket for Air Travel, Visa fee and International charges to cover accommodation, food and local travel cost. Student should have a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
Selection procedure: The number of students selected from the school will be limited. The selection process includes the following steps:
First Step: Consent of Parents and age criteria. Minimum age of “eight years” and maximum age of “under twelve years” at the time of return journey of the trip.
Second Step: Students have to write 100-150 words first-person essay on “What I expect in a Student Exchange Program – how I think I would benefit from it.”
Third Step: Interview with the Head of School.
Screening process also includes the student’s academic performance, behavior, emotional intelligence and ability in at least one sport.
Working pattern of ISSE program:
A partnership between Gyaananda school (representing India) will be formed with a school in any another country assigned by the ISSE headquarter. Following countries are the part of ISSE: Australia, Cambodia, China, CostaRica, Ecuador, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States.
A small team of under twelve years Gyaananda students and teachers will visit any other country’s school for approximately three weeks.
Each Gyaananda student will be a part of a family with a child of similar age and goes to school with the host child.
At a mutually agreeable time, the host school will send a similar team to the Gyaananda school, to live under the same arrangements with the families of same set of students. The visiting delegation share their culture with each grade level of Gyaananda school.