Uczestnicy wymiany międzynarodowej zobowiązani są do przestrzegania przepisów prawa polskiego i prawa kraju, w którym odbywa się dany projekt, regulaminu wycieczek szkolnych, a także – co bardzo ważne – zasad dobrego zachowania.
REGULATIONS LAID DOWN FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE TRIPS FOR STUDENTS AT LO KOMORÓW
We hope that you will have an enjoyable, instructive and memorable trip. Since you travel as students at Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Marii Dąbrowskiej, we have made regulations that you have to relate to before and during the trip. We ask the student and one of the parents/guardians to sign the regulations.
- Bus/plane trips: you are obliged to comply with the regulations laid down by the bus company and/or the airline.
- You have to comply with the school regulations during your stay.
- The stay at host families: you have to stick to the “house rules”. It is particularly important that you always tell the hosts where you are going and that you agree on the point of your return. If no other information has been given, you will have all arranged meals together with your host family.
- You have made an agreement with one of the teachers that you will send a text message to him/her at an arranged time every night. As a starting point, you have to be home by 23:00. This rule can only be deviated if you have made a particular agreement with your teacher.
- Spare time: you should never be on your own, especially in the evenings. Always be with someone you know, friends from school or someone from your host family.
- Since the trip is arranged by the school during school time, you always have to comply with the general school regulations.
- Clarification of regulations: there is an absolute ban on the use of alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
- Before the departure, you have to prepare a group presentation of the school and of the delegates. In addition, each delegate has to be under the obligation to meet prepared to the workshops. Each delegate also has to make arrangements with his/her subject teachers in advance of the trip when it comes to progression, term papers, tests, hand-in exercises etc. If you do not meet these obligations, you will be given a warning of a reduced mark for orderliness.
Violation of the regulations can result in a student being sent home at his/her own expense. A reduced mark for orderliness and/or a reduced conduct mark might also be a consequence subsequent to a trip like this. This will also be the case if new information (pictures, messages etc.) becomes known for Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Marii Dąbrowskiej subsequent to the trip.
THE ETIQUETTE OF INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES
IF YOU ARE A GUEST IN A HOSTFAMILY IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY YOU SHOULD REALISE THAT:
- in almost every culture hospitality is very important in social contacts; of course in different countries it may look different
- not everyone lives in the same circumstances as you do; some people are richer than you, others are poorer; it is really wonderful that someone wants to have you as a guest
- if it is possible, take some small presents for your hostfamily
- be a good guest, accept what is offered to you
- always accept the rules of the house, also if they are different from the ones that you are familiar with
- remember that talking is a way of showing interest; you don’t have to engage into big and serious discussions, but tell your hosts about yourself, your family, your school, your town, your country, your interests, etc.; ask them about their lives
REMEMBER THAT YOUR HOSTS ARE NEITHER YOUR HOTEL SERVICE NOR YOUR TAXIDRIVERS; THEY GO TO WORK AND HAVE THEIR OWN LIVES
- integrate with the rhythm of the family life; don’t disturb it
- keep your room tidy; make your bed every morning; leave the bathroom and toilet clean
- don’t occupy the bathroom for too long (especially in the mornings – not more than 10 minutes)
- be quiet in the evenings
- if the family didn’t give you the key, be at home at the time that you were supposed to be
- you have to ask if you want to go somewhere; if the hostfamily say ‘no’ (which is not very likely), you have to accept it
- if you have problems with something, don’t understand something, want or need something – ask in a polite way
YOU REPRESENT YOURSELF BUT ALSO YOUR FAMILY, SCHOOL AND COUNTRY. THEREFORE BEHAVE LIKE AN AMBASSADOR
- try to leave only the best impressions
- always ask if you can be of any help (washing the dishes, etc.)
- if possible, offer yourself as a cook for one meal during your stay – prepare something characteristic from your country’s cuisine
- never skip family meals; your hostfamily prepare them for you and they might feel offended if you choose McDonald’s or Burger King instead;
- talk with ALL the members of the family; don’t just answer questions they ask you
- on the last day thank your hostfamily for their hospitality; flowers or a small goodbye gift is always a nice idea