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Erasmus – How to Travel and Upgrade Your Skills

Erasmus - How to Travel and Upgrade Your Skills

Surely you have heard a lot about Erasmus programme. However, not many of you have used the opportunities offered by the programme. Today, we have decided to find out what the programme is about, how it works, and how you can significantly upgrade you professional skills by means of Erasmus programme.

What Erasmus programme is, and how it appeared


Erasmus is a student and teacher exchange programme between the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, and Turkey  universities. The programme provides an opportunity to study, to intern and to teach in any member state.  As a rule, the period of study and internship is from 3 months to 1 year. You can participate in the programme more than once, although the total period of study or internship should not exceed 2 years.

The programme is named after Erasmus of Rotterdam, a prominent Renaissance humanist who is famous for both his scientific works and his travels around Europe and work in a lot of universities there.

The programme is named after Erasmus of Rotterdam

Erasmus programme was founded in 1987 upon the initiative of a few Italian scientists.  The programme changed its type several times; its modern concept was formed only by 2006. Since  2014 Erasmus was joined with other exchange programmes. Now they are known under a common name Erasmus+. They provide opportunities for studying, internship and work not only for university students but also for school students.  Erasmus+ also includes programmes of non-formal education for youth and various international initiatives in the sports sphere.

Nowadays Erasmus+ covers about 4,000 educational institutions in 37 countries. More than 3 million people have participated in the progromme since the time it was founded.  Every year about 5%of all graduates in Europe are Erasmus students.

“The Erasmus Experience”


“The Erasmus experience” is a cultural phenomenon that emerged as a result of the development of student exchange programmes.  For many students these programmes provided their first opportunity to live and study abroad.  Most students look at Erasmus not only as a study