The European Class
Each university sends two students to a single host university.
So far, most students have taken five courses which in some Universities were taught in English and in others the students had to choose among the host university curriculum. If they do not speak the native language in which the courses are taught then they are obliged to follow the practicals, they read by themselves through English literature with the help of the professor teaching the subject, and they give their exams in English at the end of the semester.
Some students want to follow an ODL package of the network during their free time. After they are examined, ECTS credits and a grade is given to them according to their work load. If all the activities of an ODL package are done by a student then this package is equivalent to 300 hours=30 ECTS.
Up till now, the European Classes have strongly fulfilled the objectives of the network and Erasmus, generating a strong sense of community amongst students and staff alike.
The Internationally taught European Class (ITEC)
This is taught by a relay of visiting teachers of the network who usually arrive in pairs and teach aspects of their discipline which are relevant to environmental science or/and education either at the end of the European Class or during the teaching period and before the exams.This ITEC is followed by a project given to the students of the European Class by the invited professors. This project is goaling to the efficiency of the students in field sampling methods, in the analysis of their results and in the presentation of their work in front of a jury.It is equivalent to 70 hours=7 ECTS.
- Classes associated with the language and culture of the host country are compulsory