Many students decide to go on an adventure every year thanks to the Erasmus+ international mobility program.
The European Union has a budget of several billion euros per year for the Erasmus+ mobility program, which focuses on education, training, and youth.
Erasmus+ mobility enables students who pursue higher education to undertake placements or study abroad.
In this article, we explain everything about Erasmus+ mobility: the advantages, the different types, and the importance for institutions to embark on this experience!
Who can organize the international mobility of the Erasmus+ program?
In France, all public and private higher education institutions belonging to the Erasmus program and accredited to Erasmus consortia may organize student mobility.
Learn more about Erasmus Plus audience types.
All institutions part of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme have the European Credit Accumulation Scheme (ECTS).
This system facilitates the mobility of students between the different European countries and aims to give equivalence to the grades obtained in the various institutions.
The Erasmus+ program is possible thanks to the multiple inter-institutional agreements established by the European higher education institutions in the program.
The Department of International Relations of higher education institutions supports students in their administrative and linguistic processes to complete their applications.
What are the different types of mobility?
There are three different types of student mobility within the Erasmus+ program:
The first is mobility during the study period. During this mobility, the student leaves for 3, 6, or 12 months in an institution abroad. It is a golden opportunity to improve your foreign language level, discover a new academic environment, and immerse yourself in a new culture while continuing your studies.
The second is internship mobility. This mobility is financed by an Erasmus+ grant, which is attractive and can fund your stay abroad. The length of stay for this internship period can be 1 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, or 6 to 12 months, depending on the internship agreement and the agreements between the institution, the company, and the student. It is an excellent opportunity to acquire new professional and personal skills, develop one’s adaptability, and discover a unique working environment within a company abroad.
The third is combined mobility. This type of mobility allows students to connect an internship with their study mobility abroad. In this case, the training is supervised by the higher education institution where foreign mobility occurs.
Learn more about how to finance your Erasmus mobility project.
What are the benefits for students?
As an institution, you have a lot of advantages if your students leave for international mobility with the Erasmus+ program.
First, foreign mobility is an excellent way to improve, improve or acquire new language skills in a foreign language. Today, languages are significant assets in students’ CVs when recruiting, especially when it comes to applications in companies that operate internationally.
Also, international mobilities develop intercultural and interpersonal skills among young students. Adaptation, understanding, self-confidence, independence, and autonomy are skills students will be able to create abroad by immersing themselves in another culture, with new people, in an unknown environment.
To conclude, foreign mobility is a golden work experience, especially if he enjoys an internship in an international company, no matter how long. During this mobility, students discover a new working environment, take to express themselves in a foreign language in a professional context, and develop extraordinary abilities to adapt to new working environments. This is necessarily beneficial for the continuation of their professional career.
How to organize Erasmus mobility with Mobi Trainee?
Are you an institution with an Erasmus+ grant and looking to organize international mobility for your students? Mobi Trainee is here to help you from A to Z.
Completing an Erasmus mobility internship is one of the best personal and professional experiences for young students, so do not hesitate to embark on the adventure! We leave you a list of destinations for your international Erasmus mobility.
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