Dear RISS community,

In this short article, the Erasmus+ Team at RISS would like to provide you with an overview of main events and activities that shaped the academic year 2023.

First, we would like to announce that Ms. Ternieden and Ms. Akcay joined the Erasmus+ team at RISS. Their fresh perspectives and enthusiasm will help Mr. Alberts and Mr. Dessi in their effort to strengthen the school’s cooperation with other schools in Europe.

As we aspire to establish student exchange programs with some European schools in the near future, the partnerships established in 2023 between IES Calvia (Spain) and Lycée Rosa Parks (France) constitute the first steps towards offering linguistic and cultural exchanges to our RISS students.

In April, two colleagues from the Spanish institution joined us for a week of job-shadowing where they observed some classes, interacted with our students, and discussed possibilities for a student exchange between our schools. 

In October, Mr. Alberts and Mr. Dessi visited our Lycée Rosa Parks in La Roche Sur Yon to explore and understand the unique context of their school and discuss collaborative projects between our schools. We would like to thank our French partner school for their warm welcome and fruitful experience. We look forward to welcoming some of their teachers in 2024 for a job-shadowing opportunity at our school.

These initiatives represent the inaugural steps towards building enduring relationships with our European counterparts. If you have any questions about Erasmus+ at RISS and/or would like to discuss a future collaboration with our school, please do not hesitate to contact Marco Dessi