Outcomes that You Can Gain from the Erasmus+ Experience

Student starting her Erasmus+ experience

Erasmus+ is an international program created with the purpose of providing students once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. One of them is studying in a totally different country. Sounds challenging, right? Are you ready for this kind of adventure?

The Erasmus+ experience is a great chance for students to be aware of the different studying methods that international universities offer. Whether you study for one semester or a whole year, you have enough time to create your own Erasmus adventure. Your years as a student are one of the hardest years in your whole life. During this period of time, you need to develop yourself both personally and professionally. By choosing Erasmus+, you will have what every student wishes for. You will get to study and develop your needed skills while enjoying the social life that every student dreams of.

Here are some of the outcomes that you can gain from this experience:

Being More Responsible with the Erasmus+ Experience

A great chance for a student to become more responsible for their own life is granted by the Erasmus+ experience. Because you are in a different country, you learn to deal with unexpected challenges. This way, you get out of your comfort zone and enter the real world.

There are many advantages of being abroad on your own with a studying program. One of the most important outcomes is learning to take responsibility. Firstly, you will have to prepare your Erasmus+ file and participate in the interview organized by the university. During that interview, you will showcase your willingness and courage to go to a foreign country by yourself.

The documents that you will need after you apply and are accepted for Erasmus+ are:

  • A learning agreement, which contains the study program of your university and the Erasmus+ university that you are applying for
  • A document, which contains the dates and details of your accommodation
  • Documents regarding your bank account, where your scholarship will be transferred
Studying during your Erasmus+ experience.
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Secondly, after arriving in the chosen country, you will need to find a place to stay. Doing chores, being organized, going shopping and cooking will be some of the abilities you will achieve through this experience. Also, it will be challenging to eat healthily and regularly.

Due to this experience, you will find out how to manage your time and financial resources. As a result, you will take total control of your life. Returning to your home country, you will have a new mindset and will be more enthusiastic and prepared for the future.

Being Aware of the Different Cultural Backgrounds

International programs such as Erasmus+ offer you opportunities that students normally cannot experience. One of the most important outcomes that a student can gain would be the access to different cultures.

Spanish culture during Erasmus+
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Being an Erasmus participant means that you are not only benefitting from different studying methods, but you are also getting the full experience of a true local in the country that you are temporarily living in. You will get accustomed to the country’s traditions and lifestyle, whether it’s the variety of food that they may offer or the type of clothing that they prefer, and the nation’s personality and way of thinking.

Increasing your Employability with the Erasmus+ Experience

Nowadays, companies are in search of candidates who have an international background that allows them to have different perspectives in the decision-making process and to successfully interact with foreign partners. This program develops both your hard skills such as foreign language skills, computer skills, a degree, and soft skills such as interpersonal skills, teamwork, adaptability, communication skills which are essential for your CV.

This way you can build the career that you have always wanted.

Outcomes gained from Erasmus+ experience
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Starting your Next Adventure!

Don’t be afraid to start this new chapter in your life, because life begins at the end of your comfort zone. And if you are still not convinced, keep in mind that there has not been any Erasmus participant that has regretted his/her decision. Good luck!

Andreea BALEA, Sebastian BIRTOC, Mujgan CAGLAR, Ruxandra NICULAE
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