TEACHERS and pupils from Austria, Hungary, Spain and Poland have been in Golcar, learning about local life.
They have been hosted by Beech Early Years Junior and Infant School as part of the Socrates-Comenius exchange project.
The project aims to teach children how their lives would be different if they lived in another country.
The three-year project started last November, when children and teachers from Austria, Hungary, Poland and Golcar visited the Spanish town of Torrelaguna, north of Madrid.
Two Golcar children and three teachers stayed with Spanish families and went to classes at the local school.
Jennifer Hoyle, Beech School administrator, said: "It was a fantastic experience for the children.
"Our children have also learned a lot about British traditions - such as regional customs and dances - to teach the visitors, so it has really broadened everyone's horizons."
During their stay in Golcar - which finishes today - the Spanish, Austrian, Polish and Hungarian teachers and pupils attended lessons at Beech School.
However, they also found time to tour the area, viewing landmarks such as Castle Hill and looking round Huddersfield Town Hall with Kirklees Mayor Clr Mary Harkin.
They enjoyed a ceilidh at Beech School, visited the National Coal Mining Museum near Grange Moor, took a trip to York and visited Colne Valley High School and Golcar Providence Playgroup, to find out how the British education system works.
The pupils and teachers are set to meet again in Poland in May.
Visits to Austria and Poland are also planned for 2007.
Between the visits the children and teachers keep in touch using email.