The INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE project is targeted at teenagers aged 14-17, who can speak English well enough to communicate. It needs to be at least A2 level.

The minimum number of students in a group is 7 and the maximum number of students is 30. The group may of course consist of different number of students. It doesn’t have to be 7 or 30. The group may consist for example of 11 or 17 or 26 students . The important thing to remember is that the minimum number of students in a group should be 7 and the maximum number of students is 30.

••• Dates 

In 2019 we will organize 3 sessions of the Project in 2 different locations : CROATIA and SLOVAKIA.

April session in CROATIA:
Round 1 = 31.03.2019 – 06.04.2019 – deadline for registration is 11.01.2019
Round 2 = 07.04.2019 – 13.04.2019 – deadline for registration is 11.01.2019
Round 3 = 14.04.2019 – 20.04.2019 – deadline for registration is 11.01.2019
If you want to register after the deadline, you can contact us to check availability.

May/June session in SLOVAKIA:
Round 1 = 05.05.2019 – 11.05.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 2 = 12.05.2019 – 18.05.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 3 = 19.05.2019 – 25.05.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 4 = 02.06.2019 – 08.06.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 5 = 09.06.2019 – 15.06.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 6 = 16.06.2019 – 22.06.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
Round 7 = 23.06.2019 – 29.06.2019 – deadline for registration is 25.01.2019
If you want to register after the deadline, you can contact us to check availability.
September session in SLOVAKIA:
Round 1 = 01.09.2019 – 07.09.2019 –  deadline for registration is 08.03.2019
Round 2 = 08.09.2019 – 14.09.2019 –  deadline for registration is 08.03.2019
Round 3 = 15.09.2019 – 21.09.2019 –  deadline for registration is 08.03.2019
Round 4 = 22.09.2019 – 28.09.2019 –  deadline for registration is 08.03.2019
If you want to register after the deadline, you can contact us to check availability.

••• Price

CROATIA:
The participation fee for each round in April 2019 in CROATIA is:
270 Euro/student
(200 Euro of advance payment + 70 Euro in CROATIA on the 1st day of Project)
7-15 students in a group- we cover the cost of board and lodging for 1 teacher
16-30 students in a group- we cover the cost of board and lodging for 2 teachers

the participation fee includes:
• 6 nights in the Hotel Duga Uvala*** in CROATIA
• use of hotel facilities like the indoor swimming pool, fitness, sauna, Jacuzzi.
• 6 breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
• 4 lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
• 6 dinners (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
• language workshops with native speakers
• participation in the sports, arts, and other activities from the project’s itinerary
• board and lodging for 1 teacher with a group of 7-15 students
• board and lodging for 2 teachers with a group of 16-30 students

the participation fee excludes:
• use of billiards, table tennis, darts, PS4, PC (paid extra).
• entrance tickets and local guides during trips
 transport to and from the hotel.
• transport during trips.
 insurance for participants and teachers.
• board and lodging for driver(s) – in case you come with your own bus. The cost for 1 driver for the whole stay is 200 Euro/driver if in a double room and 250 Euro /driver if in a single room. 

SLOVAKIA:
The participation fee for each round in May/June/September 2019 in SLOVAKIA is:
220 Euro/student
(150 Euro of advance payment + 70 Euro in SLOVAKIA on the 1st day of Project)
7-15 students in a group- we cover the cost of board and lodging for 1 teacher
16-30 students in a group- we cover the cost of board and lodging for 2 teachers

the participation fee includes:
6 nights in the Hotel SOREA** in SLOVAKIA
• use of hotel facilities like the indoor swimming pool, table tennis, billiards, darts.
• 6 breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
5 lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
• 6 dinners (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
language workshops with native speakers
participation in the sports, arts, and other activities from the project itinerary
board and lodging for 1 teacher with a group of 7-15 students
board and lodging for 2 teachers with a group of 16-30 students

the participation fee excludes:
tickets to “Aqua City” (about 10 EURO/person).
entrance tickets and local guides during trips (about 8 EURO/person ).
transport to and from the hotel.
transport during trips.
insurance for participants and teachers.
board and lodging for driver(s) – in case you come with your own bus. The cost for 1 driver for the whole stay is 150 Euro.


•••Registration
How to register a group to the Project:
1.  Gather students willing to participate ( You can download and print posters to hang around your school. It will surely help you in gathering students. The posters can be downloaded from REGISTRATION).
2.  Fill in „Application Form” (CROATIA or SLOVAKIA) and „List of participants” ( these documents can be downloaded in  REGISTRATION).
3. Send these 2 documents to us via mail until given deadlines.

4.  Wait for our confirmation of participation of your group. After your group has been approved for the Project we will send you further  instructions.

•••Lodging
Participants will be accommodated in Hotel Duga Uvala*** (CROATIA) and in Hotel Sorea** (SLOVAKIA). You can find more information about each hotel in the LOCATION section. To intensify the process of learning English the participants will be lodged in mixed-nationality rooms, which means that there will be representatives of 2,3 or 4 different countries in each room. It will stop students using their mother tongues and „force” them to speak English.

••• Board
CROATIA:
6 breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
4 lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
6 dinners (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Participants will have all the meals together, to leave no opportunity for learning and practicing English unexploited.

SLOVAKIA:
6 breakfasts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
5 lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
6 dinners (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Participants will have all the meals together, to leave no opportunity for learning and practicing English unexploited.

••• Transport
All groups will arrange their own transport to and from the hotel as well as the insurance for participants. If you decide to come to the project’s location by train or plane or public bus  we can arrange a bus to pick you up from these locations: 
CROATIA:
Pula (CRO), Zagreb (CRO), Lubliana (SLO), Trieste (ITA), Venice (ITA).
SLOVAKIA:
Kosice (SK), Poprad (SK), Nowy Sącz (PL), Cracow (PL), Katowice (PL), Bratislava(SK), Budapest (HUN), Vien (AUT).
We can also arrange a bus for you and your group for the trips during the Project.
Since the participation fee does not include transport it will have to be paid extra by participants. Contact us to inquire about bus charges for both locations.

••• Trips
CROATIA:
Tuesday: each group will have an afternoon trip to a town of Pula ( 25 km) which is is the largest city in Istria County. It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters, and its beautiful sea.
Thursday: Each group will have a whole day trip to a chosen destination: Island Hvar, Island Krk, Trieste in Italy, Venice in Italy, Lubljana in Slovenia, National Park Brijuni or Zagreb in Croatia. 
The groups will use their own buses for these trips. If a group has no bus, we can organize a bus to take them for the trip. Since the participation fee doesn’t include transport costs, the bus will have to be paid extra. Contact us to inquire about transfer fees.
SLOVAKIA:
Tuesday: Each group will have an afternoon trip to the biggest water park in this part of Europe “Aqua City“ in Poprad. There are indoor and outdoor pools in the complex.
Thursday: Each group will have a whole day trip to a chosen destination: Castle in Stara Lubovna, Kosice which is the second biggest city in Slovakia, Belianska Cave, Raft rides by Dunajec, Kraków in Poland or the famous Polish spa town of Zakopane. The groups will use their own buses for these trips. If a group has no bus, we can organize a bus to take them for the trip. Since the participation fee doesn’t include transport costs, the bus will have to be paid extra. Contact us to inquire about transfer fees.

••• Programme
Participants will be put in groups of 10-14 for the purposes of the language workshops. The groups will consist of participants from different countries to minimize the temptation to speak in their mother tongues. Each group will have 2 language workshops a day during the whole project, plus, and this we feel is the greatest advantage of the project, “live English,” i.e. they will speak English all the time between the lessons (during all meals , all activities, free time, in the rooms etc.).
The workshops will put an emphasis on the speaking skill. There will not be much writing, reading or grammar, but there will be activities that will force them to speak the English language and communicate with the participants from the other nations..
All the activities including language workshops will be led by native speakers from the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.
In addition, each group will have a lesson about the EU. Thanks to that lesson they will know what the Lisbon Treaty is about, why it is so important, what the main institutions of the EU are, what the Schengen zone is about, the role of the European Parliament, etc. Put another way, all the essential information they should know about EU.
Each group will also have EU Languages workshop. During that workshop they will have a chance to learn few sentences in a language of the other countries which participate in the round. Sentences like “I love you”, “You have nice shoes”, “Would you like to dance with me ?” ,  “What’s your name ?” or tongue twister in each language may be handy for participants and it is really fun to try to repeat them …

Apart from these workshops we will also organize some of these activities:
••• Country Presentation – participants from each country will present their country to other participants.
••• Taste my country – participants will share their countries’ national dishes and drinks.
••• EU Essentials workshop – participants will get the basic information of how EU works
••• EU Languages – participants will get to know languages of the other participating countries.
••• Sport activities – baseball, american football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, uni hockey, dodgeball, hiking etc.
••• Circus workshop – participants will learn some circus tricks like juggling, walking on stilts, riding a unicycle, poi poi, diabolo etc
••• Paper Weavingparticipants will learn how to do a bracelet or a small basket for jewellery from paper.
••• Make-up workshopparticipants will learn the basics on the make up art.
••• Rollercoasterparticipants will build a mini rollercoaster.
••• Country Quiz – We’ll choose a country that knows most about other participating countries.
••• Indoor Climbing Wall – participants will climb an artificial indoor wall.
••• Dance classes – hip-hop, jazz, cha cha slide, electric boogie, electric slide etc.
••• Domino Setting + Angry Birds– participants will compose a domino wall consisting of 3000 domino pieces.
••• Board Gamesparticipants will play games at will “force” them to speak English  ( Headbanz, Say Anything, Clue, Scrabble, Taboo, Cranium, Guesstures )
••• Disco Inferno  disco for participants of the project.
••• Village News – Participants will edit a newspaper about a project.
••• Hollywood– Participants will shoot  a movie.
••• Village song – Participants will create a song
••• Music Quiz
••• Fireshow
••• Karaoke
Apart from that, there will be discussions on different topics like: tolerance, music, ecology, the future of Europe. etc.
All activities will be led by native speakers in the official language of the project which is English.
The kind of activities will depend on the weather conditions.

The kind of activities varies every round. The schedule of each round is prepared one week before the round.