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  • How Does The Erasmas Programme Work?

The programme is run by cooperation between states to help the growth of international studying. With over 4000 students involved in the programme at any one time, it offers an excellent chance of experience abroad.

  • How Long Can Students Go Abroad?

This depends on what programmes your institute are involved in. The Erasmus Programme offers different types to suit colleges and students needs. For example, your college might offer the Erasmus + KA102 Programme, which involves medium level students studying or working abroad for three weeks in a certain linked college, and students are funded for their trip. Other students may get the opportunity to go abroad for 3 to 12 months on an internship, including a complementary traineeship period, if planned. This can be organised through linked colleges and will be funded for. To find out more about the Erasmus Programmes in IES Riberia del Tajo, click here.

  • How Do I Know if I Am Eligible To Study or Do a Traineeship Abroad With Erasmus+?

To study or train abroad, you must be registered in a higher education institution and you must be following studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification. Your institution must be located in one of the countries participating in Erasmus+ mobility for higher education. In addition, if your institution is located in a Programme country, it must have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). This Charter is established to guarantee a quality framework for all participants in studying and working abroad.

  • How Do I Apply To Study/Train Abroad With Erasmus+?

You will need to apply through your own higher education institution, with the kind of course or activity you are interested in. The International Office of your institution will be able to inform you about the conditions to participate in Erasmus+ mobility activities. Including details of the selection process, documents that you need to prepare, places where you can go and requirements that you will have to respect during your period abroad.

  • What Happens Once I Am Selected to Study/Train Abroad With Erasmus+?

Once you have been selected, your sending institution must give you the “Erasmus Student Charter” which tells you your rights and obligations with respect to your period of study or traineeship abroad. It also explains the different steps to take before, during and after the trip. If the main language during your period abroad is English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Dutch, and is not your native language, you may be asked to undertake an online language assessment test.

By taking this assessment before your exchange abroad, you will be able to determine how much you know in the language you will use to study or work. Taking this assessment before departure is recommended for all higher education students, to make sure that they meet the required level at their receiving organisation. As you may have already been selected, the results of the language assessment will not prevent you from taking part in the programme. Based on your assessment results, you may be granted access to a free online language course before and during your stay abroad, in order for you to improve the language  and help you get well prepared for your time abroad. The course includes tutoring, forums, tips from former Erasmus+ students, and more.

When you return, you will be asked to take a final assessment which will allow you to measure the progress you made during your stay abroad.

  • Other Than Study or Work, Is There Opportunity to Tour The Erasmus Destination?

Yes. If studying or working abroad, you will receive a minimum of two days off per week in most countries. With  these days off, you are free to explore the town or city you are located in, or visit nearby towns, cities or attractions.

  • Is There an Age Limit to Apply to Any Erasmus+ Mobility Activity?

There is no age limit to participate in any Erasmus+ mobility activity. However, you will need to fulfil the selection criteria for the programme you are applying for, as defined by your higher education institution.

  • Is The Programme Available to Students With Special Needs?

Erasmus+ are open to people with special needs. The programme aims at promoting equality and facilitating the access to learners with disadvantaged backgrounds and less opportunities compared to their peers including people with mental, physical, sensory or other disabilities.

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