How to choose the right Erasmus exchange country? We invite you to discover 5 criteria that could guide your choices.
Choosing your Erasmus destination is not an easy step! MCE TV invites you to discover 5 tips that can guide your choices.
Go on Erasmus
The Erasmus program is still popular with young people. You must know that since its creation in 1987, more than 10 million people were able to benefit from it.
If its beginnings were complicated and some States are still reluctant to set up this initiative, it should be noted that Erasmus is still experiencing growing success. Moreover, the objectives set for the next 7 years are as important as what has been achieved in 30 years of existence. Indeed, the European Commission is aiming for 10 million mobilities.
On the student side, note that Erasmus offers 33 destinations for young people. The choice of destination can then become very complicated. So how to make the right choice?
The magazine La libre has also looked into the subject. And from the criteria that come up most often among students, he was able to define 5 tips to choose the right Erasmus. Here they are !
A well-defined goal
First of all, you must ask yourself the question of what will be the objective of your Erasmus. For example, if you are looking to learn a new language, you can already eliminate countries that do not will not help achieve this goal.
A list of courses
Before you start looking for your Erasmus, ask yourself which courses interest you the most. Taking courses that you like related to your career plans will make your experience much more pleasant! Without too many surprises.
A list of cities
Just like the courses, you can make a list of cities where you imagine living. Many students already have a favorite destination. But you won’t be all the same not immune to unpleasant surprises.
In these times of a pandemic, we advise you to see what are the sanitary measures according to the country. You will be able to anticipate and avoid certain inconveniences.
The cost of living
The cost of living is an essential criterion to take into account when choosing your Erasmus. Indeed, although you are entitled to a scholarship, the trip is not free!
If you do not have a lot of financial resources, it is better avoid overpriced destinations. Without too many surprises!
Know your desires
As you will have understood, it is important to choose your Erasmus destination carefully. But after seeing these 4 important criteria, the essential is also to follow your instincts.
How do you spend your holidays? In sunbathing mode at the beach or adventure in the mountains? This will already help you know what kind of life you seek to have.
Also ask yourself if you are the type to stay in your comfort zone. Or if, on the contrary, the unknown does not scare you and attracts you!
To conclude, we have to choose a destination that most resembles you. At the risk of being frustrated once there and spoiling your experience.