The study of languages in 21st century Europe is becoming increasingly important.Intercultural studies in language instruction opens up real-life situations and has, through its relation to reality, a positive effect on the students? desire to learn. Proper impulses for intercultural studies in the practice of language instruction are the utilization of European Language Portfolios, as well as projects with partner schools and intensive language courses . The study exhibited explains the theoretical background for school partnerships based on reports of partner-school visits. Described are the planning and completion of partner- school weeks, whereby the status of the results of a school-exchange will also be referenced. The work, organized in a theoretical and an observational part, is based on the findings of a higher school of vocational training in the framework of intercultural studies in the Italian language department. The observational section is based on long-standing teaching experience with observational protocols and a documentation of the tutorial work with the European Langauge Portfolio and shows possibilities of carrying out intercultural studies in everyday school-life. Visualizing the teaching examples is an appendix of selected documentational photos of school exercises.School partnerships provide the basis for getting to know cultural pecularities and the acquirement of intercultural competence. Not always are the postulates for realizing a school partnership available. Therefore, the supplementary exhibit of supportive school projects showing the pedagogical value of various less time-consuming intercultural studies. These study-inducements contain instructional games, foreign language short projects, and extend until ?eTandem?.