You are going to experience a life abroad thanks to the Erasmus + program. Here are some recommendations to experience to the fullest your stay abroad.
Anticipate the choice of destination.
- Individual mobility :
If you wish to do an Erasmus internship abroad, one of the most important steps is to pick your destination well. Indeed, this choice will be linked to the linguistic and professional skills you wish to develop.
You must look into the host countries you consider in advance. For instance, search for the cost of life, the country’s spoken language, the various experiences already lived by past students …
For more information on the possible destinations, those articles might be useful !
What destinations should you choose for your Erasmus ?
- Group mobility :
Many mobilites are organized by training establishments. If you are doing an Erasmus mobility with your school, the choice of destination will be reduced. You will have to adapt to the host country and live the experience to the fullest.
Manage administrative documents.
An Erasmus mobility abroad requires a lot of anticipation ! Indeed,you will have to prepare and hand in many documents in order to put together your erasmus application. Think ahead of your motivation and project to join the Erasmus + programme.
Plan the necessary documents for your mobility too, such as the European Health Insurance Card. You will find more information about it in this article : What to do if you’re sick during your erasmus internship. Make also sure that your credit card and your telephone package are valid in a foreign country. Even though it’s not an administrative point, make sure that your vaccines are up to date before you go abroad.
As you can see, you have to anticipate many things before your departure !
If you leave with a group, Mobi Trainee can take care of the administrative management for your Erasmus internship project.
Find a scholarship to help with your mobility.
An Erasmus mobility has a price, between the trip, the accommodation, and the cost of life. Scholarships have been set up in order to help with your trip abroad.
To further read on the subject :
How to go abroad with Erasmus +
Choose your accommodation
Choosing your accommodation for your mobility can be important for you to feel comfortable in the city where you’re doing your internship.
If you are calling on a private company such as Mobi Trainee, it will be easier for you to receive a grant than if you’re taking care of it on your own.
For further information :
Finding an accomodation during an erasmus mobility
Full immersion in a host country
You are doing an erasmus mobility for two weeks or a year. The best way to fully experience life in your host city is to communicate with the locals and step out of your comfort zone. The best way to discover a language and to practice is to participate in meetings to talk with foreigners.
For further information :
7 useful apps for your erasmus mobility trip
Highlight your experience upon your return
No matter how long your erasmus mobility lasted, highlight your experience upon your return. Whether it was on your CV or during job interviews. Keep all the supporting documents of your experience (contracts, certificates and a copy of tasks realized).
Don’t forget to share your experience on social media such as Linkedin.
Following these recommendations will allow you to make the most of the city where you’re doing the internship.
You can also find additional important information on Mobi Trainee’s blog.