If so, then you should think carefully in advance about exactly where you want to go. Because the whole world is open to you. Whether in the USA or Australia, in Latin America or in China … you can try anywhere. But if you prefer to study abroad in Europe, the best solution is – an Erasmus semester abroad. This year the world’s largest funding program for study abroad is celebrating its 30th birthday. The Erasmus program was officially introduced by the European Union in 1987 and has so far supported millions of students with their semesters abroad. A semester abroad like this not only opens many professional doors for students, it also enriches them both interculturally and linguistically. As before any trip or a stay abroad, you should inform yourself in advance about the conditions and requirements of studying abroad and prepare yourself extensively.
Opt for a semester abroad with Erasmus Plus!
Erasmus semester abroad: brief overview
By the way, all previous programs of the EU for education, youth, sport and lifelong learning (such as Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus and Grundtvig) were taken under Erasmus + united. By 2020, more than four million people will benefit from it and receive further professional and personal training.
Of course are there certain requirements to be able to enjoy an Erasmus semester abroad. For example, if you are a student, it is advisable to go abroad during your second year of study and / or while you are writing your master’s thesis or doctoral thesis. Since 2014/2015, students have even been able to travel to other European countries several times for 12 months each within the framework of Erasmus + study at any university. Internships abroad are also funded by the program for as long as two months.
EU funding for youth work professionals
A positive side effect of the new Erasmus program is the increased promotion of skilled workers in the context of youth work. Through numerous seminars, training courses and study trips, youth workers and teachers get valuable practical learning experiences, detailed insights into intercultural communication and even more skills in their learning areas. NGOs and youth networks have an even greater chance to continue their charitable projects regionally as well as at European level and to make their contribution to a better future.
United in diversity – Erasmus +
And where should it actually go?
Of course, all of the important requirements when applying for an Erasmus semester abroad play a fundamental role that should not be underestimated. You should definitely explore these in detail beforehand. The actual place of residence seems to be one of the tempting aspects when choosing an Erasmus degree. Not true? Because there is a touch of adventure and wanderlust in it … Many of the Erasmus students who benefit from the funding program, for the most part, choose study locations that also meet their expectations emotionally.
If you are currently looking for the right place to study for your semester abroad, then we have the perfect support ready for you. Below you will find an interactive Erasmus map showing all universities where you can study within the framework of the EU funding program. You can find out about the quality of the university, the cost of living, the housing situation and the city’s infrastructure, as well as other important details.
This is how you will definitely find your dream study destination:
click here if you want to find out more about the cultural offerings in your favorite city.
How about, for example, the seductive Barcelona?
Or do you prefer even more southern areas … maybe Greece would be something for you?
And did you know that more than a million Erasmus babies have already been born??
You can also benefit from the world’s largest funding program for education!