The German consul in Andalucía, Peter Eck, welcomed students from Berufliches Schulzentrum, a training college in Leonberg, a city in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany, to the city's Automobile Museum last week.
The pupils from Germany, who are taking part in the Erasmus+ programme established between themselves and the Rosaleda institute of further education, were "delighted" and "surprised" by what they discovered on their visit to Malaga.
The college in Leonberg is training them as plasterers and provides students with a course similar to the one taught at the Malaga school.
The collaboration between these two institutions began three years ago, when two teachers shared the same interests in the field and contacted each other to make the Erasmus+ programme possible.
Fifteen students from both institutions are taking part in the programme, in which students and teachers alike will participate in reciprocal visits.
David Valaguer is one such student who travelled to Germany a few weeks ago, visiting various companies while undertaking a work placement at the college.
Although he admitted that the language "was a significant barrier", he used the little English he knew to communicate as best he could. "You learn a lot when you go abroad, not just about studies and work in Germany but also about the culture of the country," he stated.