Our school offers its students some truly unique and international experiences in our language immersion project, exchanges and visits abroad. Throughout the school year we take part in a variety of international activities and programmes that enhance our pupils’ global awareness and their respect for other cultures.
These programmes and activities enable the students at Agora Sant Cugat International School to interact with students from other countries and cultures. They improve their language skills while gaining a global and open view of the world and a respect for other points of view. NACE Schools organise a series of events during the school year that bring pupils from different schools together.
International events are a fundamental part of the curriculum of NACE Schools as they foster the global readiness of the pupils. It is by means of these international events that our pupils improve their language skills and meet students from other countries as part of a unique learning experience. These are a few of our top events:
This celebration, which brings together the whole of our community, is a way of showing the harmony that exists in our diverse and multicultural international school. It is a live representation of all the nationalities in the school, where stands are set up and displays show different customs and traditions.
MIT Global Teaching Lab Project
Through Fundación Catalunya La Pedrera we have been able to collaborate in the prestigious MIT Global Teaching Lab Project, welcoming a MIT student, Anish Athalye, to our school where he has taught Computer Science in 4th ESO and Physics and Mathematics in Baccalaureate.
Global Young Leaders Conference is a meeting of young world leaders that takes place once a year in the US; Europe and China. Two pupils are chosen to travel to Washington and New York in July and spend 15 days there attending conferences given by some of the world’s political, and business leaders. They share these experiences with other young people from all over the world and are involved in simulation sessions of the United Nations in the actual UN headquarters. They also have the chance to visit a variety of official bodies and meet diplomats. Our pupils are among the small group of Spanish representatives that attend this prestigious programme.
Erasmus + Programme
The Erasmus + programme promotes mobility and cooperation among schools with the goal of developing joint educational projects for pupils and teachers. Over the last two years our pupils have been working alongside pupils from Ireland, Germany, Holland and Norway on a multilateral project called «SOAR: Society and Architecture», whose objectives are to create world citizens and foster critical thought, emotional intelligence and respect for different cultures and religions.
European Youth Parliament
The European Youth Parliament was set up in France in 1987, is present in 40 countries and its first conferences in Spain took place just over 10 years ago. It is an educational debate forum, all in English, where issues such as climate change or the refugee crisis are debated. Its aim is to make young people responsible citizens by involving them in the European political reality and promoting their intercultural understanding and sensibility.
“NACEMUN is a simulation in English of the United Nations debates, in which each participant from the different schools takes on the role of delegate of a country. The dual objective was that they were made aware of how a conference of this type works, and at the same time, it was training for the students who participate in other conferences in Baccalaureate. It helps them to interact with pupils from schools in the United Kingdom, France, and other parts of Spain; they learn to use very formal English; they improve their public speaking skills and acquire knowledge about today’s world. The Project promotes the values of openness, solidarity, integrity, commitment to the community, it teaches more than academic content, and encourages abilities and social skills.”
Teacher of Agora Sant Cugat International School and creator of NACEMUN international event
It has been with true personal satisfaction that I have leaded international projects such as the EYP (European Youth Parliament) and Comenius. These projects are an opening into the world, giving our students a chance to develop life skills that ensure success in the future. Thanks to the EYP, many of our magnificent 4th ESO students have gone from taking part in national debates to doing so in international ones, in Latvia, the Czech Republic, Norway, the Ukraine and Turkey. The first three presidents of EYP Spain have been Agora pupils! What is more, I was one of the two European teachers on the EYP governing body that has frequent meetings in Berlin. I have also been in charge of two Comenius projects that are backed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and through which 4th ESO students travel and work on projects alongside students from Ireland, Wales, Holland, Germany, Estonia and Norway.”
English teacher and coordinator