HMC Projects

HMC Projects gives students and teachers from Central and Eastern Europe an unparalleled opportunity to study for a year in a British school. The programme has nurtured excellent contacts between young people as they advance in their careers and retain a deep understanding of other countries' traditions and culture.

The chance which HMC Projects gave me last year was the most wonderful start of my career I have ever wished as a teacher.
HMC  Projects Teacher

It has definitely been an extremely enriching time and a wonderful cultural experience. I am particularly delighted to have met and taught a wide range of international students and learn more about their cultural background. I have also made friends with many of the teachers here and I will certainly miss them all.
HMC  Projects Teacher

I did everything I could in Frensham : I sung, I acted, I danced, I worked for charity, I joined an Italian club, I wrote for the school newspaper, I attended a Peer Support training, I did Community Service. I enjoyed every aspect to its fullest, because at home I do not have all these opportunities and I have to live in the moment.
HMC Projects Scholar

I got involved into a two-hour play, which I greatly enjoyed, I have been selected to be in the first team in tennis for the year and I managed to break a Guinness World Record in a team of twelve. The fastest time to run 100 miles on a treadmill previously stood at 9:05:17 hours of hard work. We finished in 8:23:00, despite losing about 12 minutes due to mechanical failure.
HMC Projects Scholar
 

The Aims of the HMC Projects Scholarship and Teacher Programmes

HMC Projects is proud to have given to students and teachers from Central and Eastern Europe an unparalleled opportunity to study for a year in a British school of the highest quality. Most of the Heads of participant schools are members of HMC, although some participant schools enjoy membership of other organisations, including the Girls' Schools Association. All schools involved in the work of HMC Projects have to pass rigorous inspections to ensure they remain of high quality.

The aim of both Student and Teacher programmes is to foster bonds of understanding and friendship between young people across Europe and to give young people from the former communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe an enriching and rewarding experience in some of the best schools in the world.

Students and Teachers from Central and Eastern Europe are able to develop their English skills, to make new friends from different cultures, and to experience and appreciate the culture and traditions of the UK. Teachers also have the opportunity to develop their professional skills in highly successful and forward-looking schools.

In return, British children meet and learn to appreciate friends from countries they may not know well. Over the years, the programme has nurtured excellent contacts between young people as they advance in their careers and have a much deeper understanding of other countries' traditions and culture.