The ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme Video Blogs (VLOGS)
To launch this year’s ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme (VBEP) whilst also celebrating the last VBEP, we asked a student and their VBEP Coordinator to talk about their amazing virtual round-the-world journey and how it benefited them – Valeria a student, and Cristina, a Virtual Buddy Exchange Coordinator (VBEC) at Liceo Panamericano, Samborondón in Ecuador.
Meet Valeria and get the insider student perspective on taking part in the programme.
The ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme gives our students the opportunity to reach out beyond their own school community, to practise their language, presentation and personal skills in English while meeting other students from all over the ISP globe and all from the comfort of their own laptop!
The programme has been a resounding success since its launch in 2020, bringing together ISP students and schools together via structured video calls to deliver a unique international and cultural learning experience in a safe and secure online environment. The supervised weekly video calls are organised around engaging weekly topics where both students prepare and discuss their own presentation.
Meet Cristina, Valeria’s coordinator, and get a real insight into the experience of being a Virtual Buddy Exchange Coordinator.
We are delighted that the ISP Virtual Buddy Exchange Programme will be coming back this academic year of 2021/2022, this time with two intakes, one starting in October 2021 and the other in March 2022.
This year students aged 12-17 will prepare topics including: a tour of your city or country, music, film & television series, and sports, and then also complete a final learning reflection task. The video calls help students to build their confidence, improve their presentation skills, widen their knowledge on specific topics and most importantly have fun while doing so!
We hope you are looking forward to this year’s VBEP as much as we are!
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