践行国际理解教育 筑梦交换学习之旅 AFS Exchange Students at CBS

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AFS交流生项目在常外附属双语学校顺利开展

Understanding International Education Whilst Building Relationships Via The Foreign Exchange Program – The AFS student exchange is in progress at Changwai Bilingual School

 

生意盎然、活力迸发的常州外国语附属双语学校高中部在开学伊始便迎来了5名金发碧眼的AFS国际交流生,他们分别是来自德国的交流生Raphael和Carolin,来自冰岛的交流生Dagny和Katrin,以及一名来自意大利的交流生Agnese。

Five blond-haired and blue-eyed AFS international exchange students were welcomed at the beginning of high school in Changwai Bilingual School. Two of them are Raphael and Carolin from Germany, and two girls from Iceland are Dagny and Katrin, and another girl is Agnese from Italy.

他们将会和我们高中部的同学分别一起生活学习3个月和10个月时间,学习中文,感受文化,交流合作,增进友谊。而且,常州外国语学校和常州外国语附属双语学校的五个家庭也幸运地成为了这5名小外交官们的接待家庭,将和他们一起度过在中国,在常州的这一段宝贵时光。

They’ll live and study with our high school students for 3 and 10 months. Learn Chinese, experience culture, communicate and cooperate, and enhance friendship. Furthermore, five families of Changzhou Foreign Languages School and Changwai Bilingual School are fortunate to be the host families of the five little diplomats who will spend this precious and memorable time in China and Changzhou with them.

作为我校AFS项目接洽员和志愿者,虽然才和这些交流生们接触短短4周时间,但已然感受到不同国家不同的教育观念和态度,比如,就目前在中国校园里普遍存在的手机问题。从与这些交流生的聊天及交往中了解到,在德国,手机绝对不可以被带入学校,这也非常符合德国的严谨作风。而在冰岛,无论是高中还是大学,学生们都可以随意带手机进入学校,甚至可以在课堂上(当然需要你到教室外面去)接听电话。对于这种“放任”的措施,冰岛的交流生告诉我,冰岛的教育管理者认为,学生学习与否、或学习的投入程度如何在于自觉,在于学生的对学习的态度,也在于学生对自己将来人生的规划和决定。

As an AFS project coordinator and volunteer in our school, although I have only been in contact with these exchange students for a short period of four weeks, I have already felt different educational concepts and attitudes in different countries. For example, there is a widespread problem of using mobile phones in Chinese campuses. From the chats and contacts with these exchange students, we know that in Germany, mobile phones can never be brought to school, which is also very consistent with the German rigorous style. In Iceland, students, whether in high school or in college, can bring their mobile phones to school with them at will, and even answer the phone in class (outside the classroom, of course). In response to this measure, Icelandic exchange students told me that Icelandic education administrators believe that whether students learn or not, or how much they devote themselves to learning, lies in their attitude towards learning and in their plans and decisions about their future lives.

另一方面,这些国际交流生们对于我校高中课程如此之丰富、学业如此之充实繁忙也感叹连连。但值得欣慰的是,他们都能很快地适应这里的学习活动,很好地接受这里或有挑战,或亦需合作的课程与实践。

On the other hand, these international exchange students also feel impressive on how rich and busy our high school curriculum is. But it is relieved that they are able to adapt quickly to the learning activities here, to accept the challenges, or to collaborate with each other not only in curriculum but in practice.

说到这儿,一定有许多家长对于AFS交流项目,对于成为一次合格的AFS接待家庭,甚至对于如何申请成为AFS交流生出国做一名小大使都颇感兴趣。您可以再阅读以下信息:

There must be a lot of parents interested in the AFS exchange program, becoming a qualified AFS host family, and even applying to be an AFS exchange student to go abroad to be a small diplomat. You can read the following information:

关于中国AFS国际文化交流项目

Introduction to AFS China

AFS国际文化交流组织是一个由59多个伙伴组成的全球性社区组织,主要通过交流项目支持跨文化学习。AFS最早是在一战期间作为美国站地服务组织开始,当时将近5000名年轻人自愿充当救护车司机。

AFS is a global community of more than 59 partner organizations that support intercultural learning, principally through exchange programs. AFS began as the American Field Service during World Wars I, when nearly 5,000 young men volunteered as ambulance drivers.

AFS项目在中国已经进行了34年。AFS 中国由中国教育部授权,中国教育国际交流协会管理,是中国基础教育领域备受尊重的高中生和教师的跨文化项目。它提供各种各样的项目,包括校本跨文化交流项目,教学助理,夏令营,教育者交流和社区服务,时间跨度包括一整学年,一个学期或短期的交流。项目参与者会住在当地志愿者接待家庭中,并在当地学校学习或在社区提供服务。到目前为止,AFS中国已与全球50多个国家合作,并有将近6500位项目参加者。2014年,AFS中国以直选方式进入AFS国际组织,成为其正式伙伴。

AFS programs have been in China for 34 years. Authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Education, administrated by China Education Association for International Exchange, AFS China is a well respected intercultural program for high school students and teachers in the basic education area in China. It offers various programs including school based intercultural programs, teaching assistant, summer camp, educator exchange and community service of one year, a semester or short-term exchanges. Program participants live in the volunteer host families of host country and study or provide service in the local schools or community. So far, AFS China has cooperates with more than 50 countries all over the world and having participants nearly 6,500. In 2014, AFS China has become the Affiliate Partner to AFS Intercultural Programs.

AFS在常外和常外附属双语学校 — 目前在我校,开展了包括AFS来华学生接待项目,AFS接待家庭项目,后期也会陆续推出AFS高中生出国交流年度项目。各位家长和同学们,如果对AFS接待家庭项目感兴趣可以提前来我校报名,每年4-5月都会有一批年度和三个月项目的交流生资料发至我校,这样便于提前安排交流生家庭。

AFS at CFS & CBS – Now for both two schools, we have AFS host exchange students program and host family program. Later, we’ll also have exchange student program going abroad for our high school students. If any parents and students interested in the AFS host family program, you can start to sign up in advance. There are always a few exchange students’ information sent to our school every April and May for next academic year, then we can start to arrange the host family.