Erasmus+ programmes offer endless opportunities for students , trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors etc. This programme can help you achieve your personal and professional goals whilst boosting your self-confidence and language skills.
If you are still wondering why you should take part in an Erasmus+ programme, here’s 5 reasons why!
1.Doing an internship abroad increases employability.
Taking part in an exchange programme boosts your CV and helps you stand out in when applying for a job. About 64% of employers consider an international experience to be important for recruitment.
2. Figure out wat you want to do in the future
Living abroad lets you experience a different culture and helps you decide what you would like to do in the future. About 1 in 10 Erasmus trainees have started their own company, and 3 out of 4 plan on doing it in the near future. So, if you are already thinking of setting up your own business, an internship abroad is a ‘must’.
3. Experience different learning and teaching practises.
Studying abroad will help you understand how teaching methods differ from country to country. This will help you look at things from a different perspective and think ‘outside the box’.
4. Gain intercultural competences and cultural awareness
Forget stereotypes and habits and be open-minded! An Erasmus+ internship can help you be more tolerant and understanding whilst gaining a better understanding of other cultures. If you are considering working for an international company, this experience will make your CV stand out.
5. Trust yourself and make friends for life!
When you are in an unfamiliar place, far from your comfort zone, you have no option but to learn how to deal with unexpected situations. In these cases, you will have to believe in your capacity to face and solve any problems you might encounter. However, you will meet people who are in the same situation as you and can make friends for life! Your host family and UK Intern Development mentor will always be there for you, so don’t worry and make the most of this experience!