The Top 10 Erasmus+ and Turing Destinations

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There are a million reasons why an internship in Europe is an incredible opportunity with many benefits. New ways of working, rules of conduct as well as social and intercultural skills are becoming increasingly important in a globalized world. In order to narrow down your selection and to find the perfect place for your Erasmus+ or Turing mobility that fits your leisure activities (and also your budget), we have listed the 10 best Erasmus + or Turing destinations that are ideal for taking the next step up at your career ladder.



BerlinIt is obvious why Germany is the first choice for an Erasmus+ or Turing funded internship for students in Europe. The efficiency, the work ethic, the leisure activities. Germany (Berlin) has it all! Berlin is particularly suitable for future CEOs who want to gain experience in finance, banking, scientific research and media & design.

The price for one square metre is usually between € 8 and € 11 per month (depending on the location - central parts of Berlin are more expensive). An apartment with 30 m² costs on average between € 300 and € 400. Grocery prices vary depending on where you buy them. On average a loaf bread costs € 2; 10 and one litre of milk 0,90 cents; 1 kg of apples € 2; a cup of coffee (in a café) € 2.50. A monthly travel card, which is valid for most of the public transports, can be purchased for € 56 per month. Berlin can be an Erasmus+ or Turing destination that is easily affordable, especially with the Erasmus+ or Turing funding you will apply for. For further information click here to receive detailed information regarding the application for Erasmus+ funding.



ViennaAn Erasmus + or Turing internship in Vienna offers many modern companies and wonderful attractions. There are numerous castles in and around Vienna you can visit. The beautiful Austrian Alps are very close by. During the Erasmus + or Turing traineeship in Vienna there are many museums, galleries, and theatres for culture enthusiasts, in which both classical and modern shows and art are played up and down. Vienna stands out from other cities, with its variety of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.
Vienna offers a great variety of specialised professional sectors for your Erasmus+ or Turing internship. Erasmus+ or Turing placements can be arranged in the areas of media, marketing, business or management. Essential languages for an Erasmus+ or Turing mobility in Austria’s capital are German and English.
An average room in a shared house usually costs around € 500 per month. A monthly ticket for public transport costs € 51.


ValenciaSi, señor! Valencia has it all: Many of our Erasmus + or Turing interns want to spend sunny hours by the sea after work, eat paella, visit the “Mercado Central” market, with its outstanding and fresh seafood, as well as visiting numerous museums, cultural centers and monuments. When you put all of this together, you have the most popular hotspot in Spain, with plenty of opportunities for an Erasmus+ or Turing internship (especially in the tourism sector).

Spanish is extremely useful in everyday life, although for an Erasmus+ or Turing mobility English is enough, because most of the tourists come from England or Germany.
Rooms in Valencia cost around € 200 and lunch costs around € 5 a day. Coffee in a coffee house costs around € 1,20 and admission to a museum for your days off costs around € 6. Therefore Valencia offers a great and cost efficient Erasmus+ or Turing mobility to young students.



FlorenceThe city of Florence is ideal for an Erasmus+ or Turing stay with a lot of cultural influence. Often referred to as a living museum, Florence is full of monuments, old buildings and historical landmarks. For our Erasmus+ or Turing interns, in addition to the well-known cultural attractions, there are many bars and restaurants where you can relax after a busy day at work.

Many creative industries offer Erasmus+ or Turing internships here, including architecture and design, art, theatre, photography, film and television, as well as communication and advertising.
It is not easy to find people who speak English in Italy, so you should at least have a basic understanding of Italian!
A room typically costs between € 250 and € 400 per month, depending on the location. A monthly ticket for the bus costs only € 35. Meals cost between € 3 and € 10 and a fresh Italian espresso on average € 0.90. This is why Florence is perfect for everyone interested in an Erasmus+ or Turing adventure in a vibrant and cultural city.


5. VALETTA (Malta)


Have you ever dreamed of an Erasmus+ or Turing internship on an island, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and where English is the official language?
The Maltese islands are small with a total of 316 km², however Malta is a highly industrialised European country with an innovation-driven economy! In recent years, especially after joining the European Union in 2004, Maltese industries (specifically electronics, pharmaceuticals and tourism) have developed quickly, demonstrating enormous growth rates.
At the same time, many international companies from all industries have settled in Malta, such as Go or Vodafone in the telecommunications sector, HSBC in the financial sector or Hilton and Corinthia in the tourism sector.
An Erasmus+ or Turing mobility in Malta offers you everything you are looking for, not only from a professional and linguistic point of view, but also from a cultural and touristic viewpoint.




Athens, the capital of Greece, offers a great Erasmus+ or Turing experience like no other Erasmus+ or Turing destination. Modern apartments and fast-food chains sit alongside some of the most famous ancient sites in the world.
Athens has 3 million city residents and 1 million living in the suburbs. Companies from all over the world settled in the city, therefore there are Erasmus+ or Turing internships in Athens all year round in almost all areas. Athens has by far the most tourists in Greece. Erasmus+ or Turing traineeships in tourism and hospitality are best available from April to October. Erasmus+ or Turing internships in the financial sector (Athens is the fourth largest capital in Europe and the financial center of Greece) are also a possibility for young learners.



AmsterdamIn addition to a wide variety of museums, boulevards and parks, Amsterdam is also home to great nightlife, next to the canal. There are many Erasmus+ or Turing internships in the areas of communication, marketing, PR and sales.

Useful languages for your Erasmus+ or Turing adventure in the Netherlands are Dutch and English. Almost every international company has English as its business language and also the Dutch speak perfect English.
A one-bedroom apartment costs around € 1000 per month, dinner costs around € 20 on average. Inner-city transport costs € 76 for a monthly pass. Therefore, the cost of living for an Erasmus+ or Turing stay in Amsterdam is rather high. We recommend including your desired destination already in your Erasmus+ application in order to receive the proper Erasmus+ funding.



StockholmAn Erasmus+ or Turing work placement in Stockholm offers something in nearly every professional field. Stockholm is known as the most productive technology center in the world besides the Silicon Valley in the US. Stockholm is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Companies such as Spotify, Skype, H&M and IKEA have settled in the smartest IT city in the world. Stockholm, the city with the most start-ups in Europe, is without a doubt a fantastic place for Erasmus+ or Turing students who want to do an Erasmus+ or Turing internship abroad.
In today's highly competitive job market, employers seek graduates with cultural awareness and differentiators. An Erasmus+ or Turing traineeship in Sweden on your CV sets you apart from other students and eases entry into your professional world.
A useful language for an Erasmus+ or Turing mobility in Stockholm is obviously Swedish. However, 90% of all Swedes speak English fluently, so you can easily get through everyday life without speaking Swedish.
A one-bedroom apartment costs around € 800 per month, dinner costs around € 15 on average. The costs of living for an Erasmus+  or Turing internship in Sweden is similar to Amsterdam.




In London nearly everything revolves around finance and trade. Interesting Erasmus + work placements can therefore be found primarily in the areas of marketing, controlling and finance.
Well-known for its sports and music scene, London is also a thriving business area due to its status as the UK's largest metropolitan area. This vibrant region has a large private corporate sector as well as a well-established art and media industry which offers Erasmus + interns a wide variety of opportunities.
Specialised industries for an Erasmus + funded internship is the White City district, which has been home to the BBC since 2013 and offers hundreds of Erasmus+ internships in the field of media, journalism and more.
English is a must for an Erasmus+ mobility in the UK, but additional languages are always useful if you're aiming to complete your Erasmus+ internship at an international business.
Standard costs of living in the UK are extremely high compared to other major cities in Europe. The monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the city center is between £ 1800 and £ 2300 on average. The monthly public transport tickets are around £ 150. Average lunch costs are around £ 15. A downtown cocktail costs around £ 7 and a pint (beer) in a local pub is around £ 3. The cost of living should not scare you off, because an Erasmus+ stay in London is easily feasible with the Erasmus+ funding you receive for your Erasmus+ project. For further information regarding Erasmus+ funding see our upcoming article about “How much money you will receive from E+ and why to dive deeper into the subject of E+ budgets”.




As an Erasmus+ or Turing intern in Ireland's capital, you will experience a variety of culture, delicious food, long history and the unique atmosphere of the country. It doesn’t matter what background Erasmus+ or Turing students have, Dublin is the perfect city for young professionals looking for a multicultural adventure.

An Erasmus+ or Turing traineeship offers plenty of opportunities, especially in Dublin. More and more international companies have settled here, which has brought stability to Ireland's economy. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, AirBnB, Dropbox and Etsy have offices in Dublin. So, if you're looking to do an Erasmus+ or Turing internship with a tech giant or multinational company, Dublin is your place to be.

Park-loving Erasmus+ or Turing interns will love Dublin for its many beautiful outdoor spaces. In fact, when compared to any European capital city, Dublin has the greenest space per square mile. To spend a warm afternoon, you can enjoy places like Iveagh Gardens, St. Stephen's Green, and Phoenix Park. The costs of living are almost the same as in London

We hope that we have helped you a little with our impressions of where your next Erasmus+ or Turing internship with your students should take place. If that's the case, you should include your "desired" Erasmus+ or Turing destinations in your next Erasmus+ or Turing funding application. On the following link you will find particularly helpful information as well as step-by-step instructions for the Erasmus + funding application. Or read our Handbook for Erasmus+ Project Management & Execution.

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