Due to the current situation, when we did not receive the new ECHE charter, we are promoting international mobility of our students and staff using the services of external agencies.
The strategy of European Polytechnic Institute, Ltd. is to educate and train professionals through practical work and experience. Our students are directly cooperating with companies, implementing the knowledge and projects for the given company. We are trying to introduce real situation to solve, real cases to work on to the students. Part of that strategy is promoting of summer study and work abroad programmes.
The year 2013/2014 gave us opportunity to introduce following programmes to our students:
Our students were offered the possibility of study and working programs in China. While it is not very common destination, in the future it would be very advantageous if our students had contacts in China. One of our students, Tomáš Kuruc, applied for this program and is currently in the process of acceptance.
The agency Czech-US is agency concentrating on work and study programs nearly all over the world. Our students were interested mainly in work programs in countries like Spain, Greece, USA, but less common destinations were also popular (New Zealand). We will continue in promotion of this agency for the future students, as our main goal is to give our students possibility to try working and studying abroad.
Our third promoted work and study program for our students was the program of the agency Rhodesnow. This agency concentrates on the island Rhodes and provides working experience for students in the area of hotels industry. Our students were very interested in this possibility and we are going to cooperate in cooperation with this agency. The agency also uses Erasmus financing for students and therefore we could combine the support from the European Union in this area.
Currently, we are quite limited by the fact, that we were not awarded Erasmus Charter. Therefore we have applied for the new charter for the next time period, to properly use it to support travels and experience of our students and teachers.