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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENT LINKS’s PROGRAMME

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Why not give your family the chance to practice important values and skills, such as empathy, generosity, patience, cooperation, tolerance, care, sharing, being an example for others, learn from others, communication skills… and get paid for it?

All those values may be learnt and practiced through the experience we can bring to your home by choosing a suitable student to spend four weeks with you this summer.

“Student Links” finds an “amigo” for each British host family’s child among their Spanish students considering their age, gender and interests so that they “jell” and become friends easily in the idea of enriching each other’s lives now and in the future.

This trip for our Spanish students takes place as soon as they finish school in Spain -around 22nd June- and lasts for the 4 weeks of the last term in Manchester-Cheshire schools, just before they break up for their summer holidays (around 20th July)

We take particular care in matching both “buddies” and, as a result, our placements are very successful and when a Spanish student joins the group for a second year and wants to be hosted by the same family, Student Links give the chance to the British “host brother or sister” to travel with the group going back to Spain to spend the last week in July for a great summer holiday at their buddy’s home at a very low cost taken off the allowance so that everybody can join in!

We are very proud of the most gratifying feedback from the people who have been somehow involved in the experience: our Spanish students and families, the British families and their children, the participating schools, their teachers… They just found it a fabulous experience.

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Each British family receives a very generous and substantial allowance to cover what comes along with hosting and more!

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Is not essential, but if sharing, it must be with the British buddy in a suitable bedroom.

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For finding other host families: Every year, we have a number of enthusiastic actual and former families, teachers and collaborators who help us in the search of new great host families: you will receive 100,00 pounds per family you spot for us.

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For the Spanish student: Each British pupil mentors his/her “amigo” at school: the idea is that the Spanish student “just shadows” his/her “buddy” in class, so while the Spanish student undertake our programme in a very enthusiastic way, the British pupils happily become their mentors at school and help them around with pride.

The schools listed below have had one or more of our students attending lessons with their “host brother” or “host sister”.

Loreto Grammar School (Altrincham)

Welllington School (Timperley)

Altrincham Grammar for Boys

St. Ambrose College (Hale Barns)

Ashton-on-Mersey High School (Sale)

Urmston Grammar School

Stretfrod Grammar School

Welacre Academy (Flixton)

Flixton Girls High School

Lymm High School

Hartford High School

Weaverham High School

Bridgewater College (Warrington)

Thelwall  Community High School (Warrington)

Sandbach High School for Girls

Bury Grammar School

St. Paul’s CofE Primary School (Bolton)

Smithills School (Bolton)

St. Gabriel’s RC High School (Bury)

Manchester Grammar for Boys

St. John Plessington Catholic College (Wirral)

Birkenhead High School Academy (Wirral)

St. James’ Catholic High School (Cheadle Hulme)

Upton Hall School (Wirral)

St. Anselm’ College (Wirral)

Sir Thomas Boteler C of E High School (Wirral)

The Mosslands Scbool (Wirral)

Highfield Community Primary School

Pensby High School for Boys (Wirral)

Woodchurch High School (Wirral)

And many more ……..

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If your school is one of our collaborating schools and you have heard about us from them, all you have to do is fill in our “Application Form” and we will get in touch with you to arrange a visit to yours.

Most families get a positive answer from us –providing they understand our student is supposed to be included in all family activities just as he/she were “a cousin of the family from abroad” and encouraged to communicate in English and only English

If you have heard from us externally, please, fill in the “Application Form” for us and also take to your school our “Presentation Letter for Schools”, which will be attached for you on an email upon request, ready to easily print.

If attending schools isn’t possible, a different arrangement will be made for our student, like attending a language school, having a work experience, etc… What is most important for us is finding the caring family to host them.

NOTE: when filling in the application form, please, don’t forget to write “N/A” in the boxes where the question doesn’t apply to you so that the system lets you continue. We need information on the whole family but especially the children, and mainly the child who is going to be the “buddy”, all of which will allow us to find the right match for him or her.

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Everything is planned for a succesful and gratifying experience and from the second year on, the British children are invited over to spend the last week in July at their amigo’s for a great week of summer holiday in Spain at a very low cost which includes planes, assistance and insurance (300.00 pounds in 2018 taken off the allowance, which still leaves enough for the family to cover the hosting expenses and more!)

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For the school: We are very gratefull to all the schools who take part in our programme every year, and as a sign of gratitute we give them a generous donation per Spanish student attending.

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There’s usually no more than 10 Spanish students per school distributed in several Years to ensure our students’ full integration, so, if you are interested, please, make your application now..!!!

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Our Spanish students profile: very positive and enthusiastic about their stay in Manchester; willing to make British friends, responsable, good students and laid-back children who happily enroll for an extra month at school being on holiday as they are from 20th June just for the adventure of doing so in a foreign country they fancy (English language, culture…); polite and well-mannered children coming from nice backgrounds.

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From 8 to 17-years-old

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At the end of May, you will receive a file with information and pictures on your selected student and, at the same time, the Spanish family will receive a file with information on you and the school they’ll be attending (uniform details, et…). Then, you can both get in touch with each other –a really exciting moment indeed..!!!-

At the same time, the schools will receive information on each student,  details on our school insurance, etc…

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All our students are fully covered by our Language School insurance for any eventualities that may take place at all times along their stay, details of which will be sent upon request.

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What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
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How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

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       To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
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How do we protect your information?
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We do not use Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
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For your convenience we may store your credit card information longer than 30 days in order to expedite future orders, and to automate the billing process.

 

Do we use ‘cookies’?
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Google

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We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

 

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
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Can change your personal information:
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How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?

 

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
       Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
       Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
ana@studentlinks.es and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

studentlinks.es
Paseo de los Parques 38, 12D

Madrid, Madrid 28109

Spain
ana@studentlinks.es
0034607710241
Last Edited on 2017-12-31
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