Every three months IEREST will send its newsletter highlighting its activities and keeping readers up-to-date about meetings, conferences, results and much more! The IEREST news will inform on updates of the website, which describes in detail the objectives and activities of the project; it will report on the work in progress with its news section, and it keeps up-to-date about publications, conference attendance, individual works in progress and other instances of dissemination of the IEREST project. The newsletter and the website will collect all the information about IEREST's efforts and results in promoting participation in mobility and its quality.
Why IEREST? European student exchanges and mobility in higher education still remain the exception rather than the rule. Not only: it is well known that residence in a foreign country does not of itself reduce students' stereotypical perceptions of otherness. IEREST meets these needs by developing an Intercultural Path (namely, a set of teaching modules) to be provided to Erasmus students before, during, and after their experience abroad, in order to encourage learning mobility and to support students in benefiting as much as possible from their international experiences in terms of personal growth and intercultural awareness.
Who? It gives support to teachers of intercultural education/communication in higher education; to potential, future, present, and past Erasmus students; to international, national, and local stakeholders (including HEIs).
Where? The best teaching practices envisaged within the intercultural path will be provided online on this website. It will collect all the necessary materials, procedures, theoretical and methodological directions to guide future teachers in repeating the path; it will also offer resources for future students' intercultural self-learning, a database of information sources about the 'Erasmus world', etc.