You are planning to do an Erasmus+ mobility but you still do not know where you want to go? Here are a few tips to choose your country of destination:
Choose first the foreign language
Before you head out on your Erasmus adventure, you need to know which language you would like to practice. Indeed, most people choose the English-speaking destinations to practice their English, considered as the universal language nowadays. The first destination for Erasmus mobilities is England, but we advise students to opt for alternative destinations such as Finland, Norway ou Eastern Europe countries who practice English as well as the United Kingdom. The second most popular destination for French students is Spain to practice Spanish.
The level of language required
The level of language required varies according to your university demands. British universities are more selective. Indeed, considering the number of students who would like to study in British universities, the selection is made through their level of English language. However, universities of other English-speaking countries are less lenient. Teachers are often the ones who make the decision if the student has the skills to make an Erasmus mobility. If you have a poor or average level it can only get better by going abroad, but you will have to follow the school lessons in another language.
University or internship
Choosing your destination according to what the language or the lifestyle in the country abroad can give you is a thing, but consider also to choose your country of destination according to the universities who are in the Erasmus programme or the quality of the company where you will do your internship.
Mobi Trainee can help you find your internship abroad. Their expertise allows them to know, according to the country you choose, the companies who welcome students for internships. Also, the quality of your professional education will have an important impact on your mobility. A tip for French universities: make sure that universities abroad have similar teaching programs to the ones that exist in France and that they also make part of the Erasmus programme.
Travelling outside Europe
The United States or Australia are both dream destinations for many students. However, these countries do not make part of the Erasmus programme. What does that change to your mobility? By not being on the programme, the procedures to go to these countries are more complex, like the fact of applying for visas. Also, the scholarship given during the Erasmus programme will not be given to the student in these cases. All the expenses will be at his charge.
Furthermore, hundreds of universities will ask for tuition fees, which can go up to thousands of euros. That is why the Erasmus programme is a great alternative for those who cannot afford all these expenses for their studies abroad. Nevertheless, a local scholarship can be given to you to study abroad, outside Europe.
Making an Erasmus mobility is an important step in the personal and professional experience of a student, apprentice, teacher or young working person. Indeed, every profile can embark on an Erasmus course. Mobi Trainee informs you on the different Erasmus+ possibilities. Keep in mind that choosing your destination plays a major role on your mobility, in a positive or a negative way. Take into account the different points mentioned on this article.