The project 'YOUrope - Immerse yourself in Europe's diverse cultures and working world', which is generously funded by the European Union and our school's Board of Trustees (Kuratorium der BHAK/BHAS Bregenz), provides Austrian students of the commercial college Bregenz with the opportunity to travel to Ireland or Spain, where they will be staying with a host family and will do an internship at different companies. Therefore, the participants will have the chance to use and expand their special knowledge and language competences in an authentic environment. What is more, we are confident that taking part in this project will increase their cultural awareness, will encourage them to cross borders for longer periods of time during their future studies or working life, boost their love for language learning and finally will help to make them curious and open-minded European citizens as well as highly qualified workers for both, the European and our local, export-oriented labour market.
In 2019 we've expanded our programme, so we can give the students a larger choice of countries and experiences to choose from. For students with a focus on English, we will go to Ireland's capital Dublin with one group and the Mediterranean island state Malta with another, for students who study Spanish, we offer them to go to sunny Valencia and students of French will have the opportunity to go to Bordeaux. Due to the Corona pandemic, in 2020 we could not send any students anywhere abroad, but we're hopeful 2021 we'll be able to offer this great experience for them again.
Please note that this website is a work in progress. This means, certain pages will only start to contain information once this aspect of the project has actually taken place.
By accessing our archive via YOUROPE 2019, you can see what our students experienced in 2019.