Would you like to become a facilitator organizing intercultural meet-ups for young people and strengthening their intercultural skills? Then do not hesitate and apply for our binational or trilateral basic training courses, conceived as an intercultural experience while permitting the acquisition of necessary skills to organize and conduct international youth exchange programs.
It is vital to have experienced an intercultural learning process yourself before supervising and guiding an international youth exchange with young people from diverse backgrounds as participants. Therefore, the FGYO offers courses for future intercultural facilitators from France, Germany and third countries. These courses are conceived in such a way that you learn about intercultural skills and using them in a practically. You will receive training about how to set up workshops, group projects, discussions and games to maximize the fun and learning success of participants in international youth exchange programs.
Intercultural learning is at the heart of the FGYO’s pedagogical directives. While becoming an intercultural facilitator, you will learn more about the partner countries-France and Germany, their respective directives regarding international youth work and acquire practical skills by organizing a wide range of youth activities and international youth exchange programs. The skills set you will acquire during our basic courses are mostly related to intercultural learning and linguistic promotion methods.
Skills in other languages besides French and German are not obligatory but beneficial.
After completing our course, you will receive the FGYO’s Facilitator Certificate for intercultural youth meetings and will be added to our facilitator database.
You will participate in a basic course to acquire all the necessary and useful intercultural learning skills to organize and carry out an international youth exchange program yourself. If you have a specific interest in international youth work, you should apply straight away!
Beyond intercultural skills, you will develop an understanding of how to work in an intercultural environment while conducting groups in their project-based work. More generally, you will learn a great deal about international youth work and related learning processes. Importantly, you will gain our official intercultural facilitator certificate.
The FGYO provides funding for individual organizations that conduct the basic courses to become intercultural facilitators. These organizations organize the courses and meetings individually throughout the year.
If you have any questions about the registration process or costs, do not hesitate to contact the organizations directly.
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.