How to Choose Your Erasmus+ Destination

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Erasmus+ is an EU programme that can help you travel to experience work, study or train in another country. Your time abroad on Erasmus+ can be anything from 2 days to 30 days or from 2 weeks to a year depending on the type of project you are on. Erasmus+ is open to many people including pupils in school.

Gain a New Perspective!

Studying in another country can offer a new perspective and motivation to complete your degree program. Perhaps it will inspire you to change directions, change your major, or even change your career goals?

Enjoy a Change of Scenery

For many students, a change of scenery is one of the main motivators to apply for an Erasmus+ experience. Many young people crave adventures, knowledge, friendships and want to try out the unknown. All of these and more can be achieved through Erasmus+ exchange programmes.

Remember, Your Studies are Still a Priority!

If you have applied to do a study exchange, try to remember that your studies should be your priority. Do some research on which universities are pioneers in your area of study in order to make sure you receive top-notch education.

When choosing your exchange destination, you should try to remember two things - living costs differ from country to country and living in a capital city isn’t the same as living in any other city in the country.

Remember to Save Up Money and Budget Accordingly

Going on an exchange for a period demands a great amount of independence and sometimes even sacrifice. Whether or not you’ve done an exchange, you will have to do some budgeting in a foreign country and think about paying rent, groceries, local transportation, mobile phone costs and such, all the while trying to save money for trips and outings which are also a key part of every exchange.

There are Cultural Differences

Anyone who has done Erasmus frequently forgets that despite the fact that most of us are Europeans and we’re part of a shared culture, there are also many cultural differences (which some people joke about). Remember, during the first few weeks of an exchange, these differences can make you feel strange in a city.

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