Ojo de agua – information for student or staff exchanges

Adress of school:

ojo de agua – ambiente educativo
Partida Racó de Pastor s/n
03790 ORBA
Aicante ESPAÑA
Website: http://ojodeagua.es/

Number of students and staff; age range:
Students: +/- 50
Staff: +/- 6
Age range: 3-17 years old

Describe the location/surroundings:
ojo de agua is in a 2,6 ha. land, 1 km. from the Orba downtown. Orba is a little village of +/- 2.500 inhabitants. 15 km. from the beach and 10 km. rom beautiful mountains in the eastern mediterranean coast of Spain.

Description of school’s concept:
Self directed learning. Weekly assembly. Ecological concept based in permaculture. Leisure technology limited.

Who decides wheter or not a student can come for exchange:
Directors: Javier Herrero – Marién Fuentes

Contact person:
Javier Herrero

How many students could you host:
3 – 4 students.

For what duration:
1 month maximun.

What age-range would you welcome:
More than 12 years old

Do you have host-families:

What is the main/only language spoken at your school; what other languages are spoken:
Main language: Spanish
Other languages: Catalán, English

Would the exchange student have to pay tuition; could tuition be exchanged for a free exchange opportunity for students of your school at the school of your guest?:
Both solutions could be possible.

Are there any expenses for staying in the host family:
Depending on the family.

Can you provide basic info on daily expenses (food, transportation) in your city:
have you had previous experiences with student exchanges or hosting a student? what was positive/negative?:
No, we have no previous experience.

Do you have experience with raising funds for travel expenses?:
Yes. We organize some travels.

Can you put down a holiday schedule for your school? are there times when you wouldn’t welcome students:
Holiday schedule
22/12/12 – 07/01/13
28/03/13 – 08/04/13

No hosting in september

Are you also interested in staff exchange? what are your ideas for such an exchange?:
Not yet