Why Would You Want to Participate in An Exchange Programme?

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When you experience a different culture through an educational and cultural exchange on an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme stay, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you—increasing your knowledge of foreign cultures and strengthening international relationships.

Erasmus+ and the Turing Scheme programmes help participants at all stages of their lives, from school right through to adulthood, in pursuing stimulating opportunities for learning across Europe, both inside and outside of the classroom. You will gain valuable life-skills and international experience to help you develop personally, professionally, and academically and to succeed in today's world.

As well as boosting skills and employability for participants, the programmes also modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe.

Just a few of the many benefits for participants of Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme programmes:

  • Development personally, professionally, and academically.
  • Gaining new transferable skills and boosting your employability.
  • Broadening horizons – physically and mentally!
  • Receiving financial support.
  • Increasing the motivation to learn.
  • Developing cultural awareness and open-mindedness.
  • Enhancing self-confidence.
  • Gaining knowledge in new subjects or in teaching methods.
  • Improving and gaining language skills.

After finishing school, many of you might toy with the idea of studying abroad. Indeed, this decision is big and possibly so are your doubts! It’s confusing, you are not really sure whether you want to take this important step or not. Studying abroad for a limited period of time as part of an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme exchange shows you what all the above means!

Read this blog: Why Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme Programmes are so Important.

Every Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme student receives a grant, the amount is dependent on the home country and destination where you want to do your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship. Of course, students are told from the very beginning that this grant won’t cover all the expenses involved, but it is at any rate, of great help.

We are all aware that knowing a less-spoken language is definitely an asset nowadays and no matter what language (or languages) you use during your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme exchange, there is no doubt you will improve your foreign language skills.

Once you study abroad for your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme exchange programme, travelling becomes a part of your everyday life. After all, it would be such a pity not to set money aside and go and visit some neighbouring countries or explore everything your host country has to offer. If you are still not convinced, simply reflect that no Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme student comes back home disappointed or regretting their decision because every experience is followed by its own story, that you will retell to your children and grandchildren.


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