Thierry Villard

Institut Universitaire de technologie Bordeaux , France
Thierry Villard

After being an Associate within the Language and Culture Expert Community, I am now running for membership of the Steering group. These last two years have been enriching in many ways. As an academic, for example, I was able to meet professionals and practitioners I would not have been able to meet anywhere else. I helped organise social events in both Geneva and Helsinki; I also took part in the last two Joint Leadership Meetings. Moreover, it was an honour to take part in a session in Helsinki on virtual exchanges, which is a topic I am keen on since I am in charge of three project-based virtual exchange programmes with Germany, Spain and Japan. 

I am now looking forward to investing myself even more within the EAIE by working not only with my Expert Community Language and Culture, but also with the other Expert Communities in an attempt to build bridges between the various groups. As a member of the Steering group, I will also make sure that the voices of academics and technical undergraduate students are heard. It will be an honour for me to represent them within the association.