Elia Exchange is the leading programme from Elia that bridges the gap between the academic and business worlds for the benefit and prosperity of the language industry by:
This is achieved through the following primary interlinked mechanisms and annual developments:
EE Forums are held in-country to promote cooperation and dialogue between local industry stakeholders including academic institutions and language service companies.
The EE Internship Memorandum of Understanding is the backbone of Elia Exchange internships and ensures that language service companies apply best practices to provide a valuable student experience.
The EE Database promotes internships, matching students’ interests and career plans with internship opportunities at language service companies.
Localisation Simulation Game
The Localisation Simulation Game provides students with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work on an actual project for a client, with all the challenges therein.
Introduction to the Localisation Industry course
This course introduces students to the reality of the industry and how language service companies work, helping students identify possible routes to career success.
EE Online Forum
The EE Online Forum brings together the EE community, and serves as a platform to communicate and share best practices, ideas and solutions faster.
Each year the EE Forums will have an annual theme on which to focus discussions, so stakeholders can work together to better prepare students for the industry.
The theme for the current academic year is: ‘Ιndustry quality processes applied to classroom methodology: presenting professional quality assessment methods’.
EE Volunteering provides additional opportunities for EE students to gain hands-on experience and to connect with the industry.
Elia Exchange is open to industry stakeholders with an interest in working collaboratively and cooperatively to benefit the future of the language industry.
Students and recent graduates
Secure your future as a language professional and access additional opportunities to prove your value to a potential employer.
Find out how you can gain valuable first-hand experience
Language service companies
Influence the future and professionalisation of the language industry.
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Elia Exchange is available to Elia members who demonstrate their commitment to the Memorandum of Understanding through the EE Code of Conduct.
Find out how you can shape the future of the industry
Improve your students’ employability prospects through access to a network of industry partners, a wider range of internship opportunities and a means of attracting new students.
Find out how membership can provide more opportunities for your students
Meet the academic institutions that have already joined Elia Exchange:
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