The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London welcomed over 40 French students to the College earlier this week as part of a visit to find out about care and health education in England.
The students who are learning at Lycee Edmond Michelet in Etiziche – a small town in western France – visited the school of Health, Care and Early Years and sat in on several classes throughout the day, meeting students and finding out how they are taught.
Health and care students studying a language helped the French students communicate by putting their language skills to good use and translating - playing a vital role in the success of the visit.
The students shared experiences and exchanged emails so they could continue to share best practice and experiences in the future.
Gulshen Raif, Head of School, said: “It is a great benefit to have staff that go that extra mile to give our students a wider experience while studying at the College. “
She added: “we’re always happy to welcome students from other countries to meet with our students and share experiences. They were all very impressed with our facilities and left with a good idea of how things operate in the UK.”
The students also visited a nursery and care home so they had a good understanding of how the sector is run, and how students are prepared through voluntary work and apprenticeships.
The students were accompanied by tutors from the Lycee Edmond Michelet, including Julie Dervaux. She said: “We were delighted to be invited to come to the College as we are aware of its high standards.
“I would like my students to see the difference in our teaching methods and to keep in touch with students and employees.”