Erasmus GUIDE for NEWBIES
Erasmus guide for newbies - "Still in highschool?"
Hey there newbies, I’ve wrote a quick Erasmus guide for you! Are you still in high school and heard so much about Erasmus? You are probably checking out pictures or hearing stories about what a wonderful experience this is. Truth is – it’s one of those unique experiences you can get in life. It really teaches you so many things about yourself, pushes you to become a grown-up, and gives you the time of your life. Everything happens without the smallest effort made by you for your personal and professional growth. If you want to know more about how to get there and what it takes, stay with me until the end of this article.
Intro and great news for you
What’s great about your status (still in school) is that you might get that genuine Erasmus
experience, with parties, international meetings, and NO VIRTUAL classes.
You will be able to explore different cities from the country you will choose. Not to mention meeting new people face to face, and everything else that COVID19 prevents us from doing right now.
If your journey is close, don’t forget to check the Erasmus E-book for tips and tools. 😉
With this being said, let’s see what opportunities you have.
Erasmus guide from A to Z
You may not know this but Erasmus offers multiple opportunities and comes in different forms.
The original Erasmus Programme is a European Union student exchange program established in 1987. It is designed for students who are willing to continue their studies for a semester or two in a different country from Europe.
Here’s what you need to know – Most universities have collaborations with other universities from Europe. This offers a chance for students, at some point during their university to ask to go on Erasmus. You will be given a document with the partnering universities from other countries that accept Erasmus students.
To be eligible for Erasmus you must be in higher education, studying an official degree or diploma, and have successfully completed your initial first year.
Apart from that unique experience that you will get, the biggest benefit of Erasmus is that you are not required to pay extra tuition fees or payments to the university you end up attending.
Erasmus Plus is another program combining all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth, and sport, which was started in January 2014. By checking this link you can learn all about it .
This is a program that you can attend at almost every stage. There are many Erasmus Plus organizations that will offer you the possibility to join.
Eligibility varies from one action to another and from one country to another. This program offers shorter periods of experiencing a different culture but still gives you a taste of how Erasmus feels. If you are curious to find out, just search for Erasmus + organizations around you and find out if you have what it takes to join.
The European Union’s Erasmus Mundus program offers opportunities through scholarships and academic co-operation between the EU and the rest of the world.
To be eligible for that you must have at least a university Bachelor’s degree or officially recognized equivalent and be able to provide a copy of the diploma when applying or latest before the official starting date of the program. So you can take your Masters’s degree outside Europe and explore a totally different culture or vice versa.
Erasmus guide for newbies - Conclusions
As you can see there are plenty of options and opportunities out there. Not to mention all that time that you have ahead. If experiencing another culture is what you want, all you need to do is to inform yourself. Keep learning from others’ stories and experiences, ask questions and get ready to travel and see the world from a local perspective.
I’m here for you to inform, help, and connect experience Erasmus students with future ones. There’s a lot of information, motivation and not to forget about entertainment coming your way. If you are close to your journey, don’t forget to download the E-book and check tips & tools.
The lessons for today: Keep yourself informed, learn from others and never be afraid to ASK questions.
P.S. If you have questions or want to keep yourself informed and entertained just keep your eyes on the Instagram profile @erasmusweekly and join the FB community.