EUROACE – European Association for Cultural Exchange
ETN Focus: EUROACE was born as an association for Cultural Exchange. Tell us how you got the idea of setting EUROACE up?
EUROACE: EUROACE was set up based on the desire to create a comprehensive study abroad experience in Valencia, Spain. Our CEO’s studied abroad themselves and felt it was difficult to immerse and integrate in the new culture. And so, EUROACE was born out of this apparent gap in the market! We wanted to give international students the opportunity to not only travel to the country but to get to know it too!
ETN Focus: How did you see your school change over the year and adapt to the new learning needs of always more mobile and interconnected young people?
EUROACE: Our school has adapted and developed considerably since we started. EUROACE now offers a wide range of programs to cater for the diverse needs of our international customers, providing our students with more flexible and more appealing study abroad experiences.
We are constantly aware of the developments in the study abroad market and we are always improving and adapting our services to accommodate our students and keep up-to-date in the industry. We think it’s really important that we develop our organization to make the ‘study abroad’ process easier, clearer and more accessible to our customers all over the world.
ETN Focus: What makes Valencia a perfect place to learn Spanish and gain valuable work placement experiences?
EUROACE: Valencia has the perfect mix of heritage and contemporary living, astounding nature and exciting city life. It is a great city in which to learn Spanish because people are friendly and welcoming, and unlike other parts of Spain, the Spanish accent in Valencia is clear to understand!
In terms of business, Valencia is one of the leading start up cities in the country. It is the third largest city in Spain, located on the Mediterranean coast, and has a range of large and small businesses to choose from. It is especially popular for its startup community and is growing considerably in the international market.
ETN Focus: You offer tailor-made programs for group and individual learning. What makes these programs unique?
EUROACE: Our tailor-made programs are unique in the sense that they adapt to the requirements of the institutions and students, creating a personalized experience. What’s more, they can combine many of our features to create a comprehensive learning experience in Spain.
Our programs really do touch on every aspect. On an individual level, our students experience cultural learning, academic progress, professional development and personal growth!
ETN Focus: What are your near-future student enrollment goals? Which countries are you looking at right now?
EUROACE: We just want to continue providing our prospective students with high quality service and programs that fit and go beyond their needs and expectations. We want all of our students to benefit from our cultural immersion programs and have an international experience that teaches them more about the world and themselves!
At the moment we are creating more services and looking into new markets to promote our programs and courses. Some of these countries include Brasil, South Africa, Australia and Japan.
ETN Focus: We had the pleasure of hosting Euroace this year at three of our ETN Focus Workshops, in Italy and Poland. How would you describe your experience at our events?
EUROACE: One thing we really like about the ETN Focus Workshops is that they are very specific and work with special requirements. The fact that they are focused on specific markets enables us to learn more about these markets and the details of specific educational programs. This helps us to promote ourselves better as we know what they are looking for. At the same time, we can make more connections with education agencies who are working in these specific markets.