Importance Of Cultural Exchange Program

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Cultural Exchange and English Program
Cultural exchange programs are for connecting, enriching and empowering the global community. Cultural exchange program is a program, in which students from schools, colleges and universities study abroad at one of their institution 's partner institutions. Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, geographic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of diversity both in their home country and visiting country. Cultural Exchange Program allows students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities.
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The primary purpose of a cultural exchange program is for students to share with and learn from others. This exchange can be students from different cultural, linguistic or religious backgrounds; students who live in different geographic areas, e.g. rural, regional, metropolitan; students from different socio-economic backgrounds or family circumstances; students from schools of different types, e.g. government/non-government, single sex/co-educational, primary/secondary or religious/secular; students and non-students (i.e., other youth or local or international community members).
Most importantly, cultural exchange programs should be process-centred. As such, the schools (including staff, students, parents and community members) involved should collaboratively determine the goal/s, content and intended outcomes of their program, including the learning and social outcomes that they hope to achieve. Goals often change as the program evolves and so programs should be flexible enough to allow for this change and, importantly, incorporate teaching and learning around the value of flexibility within collaborative, intercultural
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They allow students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists students to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.
Most importantly, cultural exchange programs should be process-centred. As such, the schools (including staff, students, parents and community members) involved should collaboratively determine the goal/s, content and intended outcomes of their program, including the learning and social outcomes that they hope to achieve. Goals often change as the program evolves and so programs should be flexible enough to allow for this change and, importantly, incorporate teaching and learning around the value of flexibility within collaborative, intercultural
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