The intercultural exchange at the heart of our training programmes
Intercultural awareness has always underpinned the French Red Cross training courses. It is an essential part of our teaching practices. Our ambition is to train professionals who are open-minded, adaptable, independent, competent, problem-solvers and who are standard-bearers for Red Cross values.
Aware of the challenges of the future, our objectives are:
- Contribute to building a European identity;
- Develop skills enabling students to move from country to country, to take advantage of opportunities and live and work abroad;
- Develop foreign language communication, including diplomacy and understanding of other cultures and developing listening, reading, writing and language skills;
- Develop a flexible and relaxed approach, so as to adapt more easily to our constantly changing world, which is nowadays dominated by cultural interaction;
- Develop a spirit of initiative and enterprise, turning ideas into action, boosting creativity, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the capacity for planning and managing projects and meeting educational and personal goals;
- To facilitate experiences based around citizenship and intercultural awareness, which help adapt to new situations;
- To facilitate character-forming work, acquiring social skills (taking the initiative, self-confidence), leading to self-discovery and tolerance of others in unexpected situations;
These are the reasons underlying why we belong to the Erasmus programme, with the added advantage of benefiting from work experience and educational exchange during study courses with us.
What is the Erasmus programme?
Erasmus plus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union flagship programme, named after Erasmus from Rotterdam, a 17th century philosopher and humanist, who roamed Europe in search of knowledge.
The goals of this programme are as follows:
- Build personal skills for better career prospects
- Support innovation in educational and training institutions and increase their international links
- Promote a transparent and consistent use at European level of learning assessment tools and skill approval
- Encourage and facilitate cooperation between European and non-European countries.
We have joined this movement and are working for the development of:
- Study and training job placements for our students,
- Training placements and teaching assignments for members of our training and educational teams
Similarly, we are working towards receiving trained students and staff from Europe for study periods, work placements, training or education.
If your application is accepted, you will benefit from the Erasmus recipient status and a grant that goes with it.
On your return from your study or work placement abroad, you will get European recognition of your training experience through the ECTS system, which takes account of your internships.