Submitted by: Kim Huegerich

21st Century Skill: communication, collaboration

Purpose: if you're from a small school who is paired with another small school for a trip incorporating a family stay, it's a great idea to pair students from each school in the hotel rooms. This gives the students a step in the direction of being uncomfortable in a new setting, yet the comfort of being with someone from their own country and culture. Adaptations are happening all the time! This activity forces students to talk to one another and get to know each other in the hotel so they aren't so "creepy". Students ask each other questions and then have to present their roommate(s) to the bigger group at the first meeting before leaving the hotel.

Materials:handout in Spanish VENN_companero.doc, pencil or pen

Time: 30 minutes