Erasmus+, kesako ? This program aims to give students, trainees and, in general, young people under 30 with or without a diploma, the opportunity to stay abroad to strengthen their skills and increase their employability.
From what age can you benefit from Erasmus?
Lise, Solange… Many of you raise this question. And the answer is simple: there is no age limit for doing Erasmus! We can go away for a few days, in primary school as part of a project between European schools. You can leave for several weeks or months, in middle and high school, to take courses in another establishment in Europe. You can also leave for a professional internship when you are in Bac pro, CAP, BTM… You can, of course, leave during your higher education. But you can also leave with Pôle emploi if you are looking for a job or retraining… at any age. In fact, everything depends on the Erasmus + projects of his establishment.
Is it accessible if you are no longer a student?
Yes Abbygail, Erasmus + remains accessible if you have left the education system. You can still go on Erasmus + thanks to local missions, Pôle emploi or certain associations. The ideal is to find out about all the mobility opportunities at a Regional Youth Information Center (CRIJ) or a Maison de l’Europe.
Is it still possible to study in England despite Brexit?
Yes, Françoise, in the professional path and higher education, England remains an open destination, under certain conditions. This country remains accessible as an international destination in the same way as countries outside Europe, in Asia, Africa, Americas or Oceania…
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Can you work in the Erasmus + program?
Lucas, Erasmus + finances periods of training, study or in-company training. It is possible to leave when you are an apprentice on a work-study contract, when you are looking for a job and want to do an internship abroad; or even with a local mission, to train for the labor market (grant of €900 to €1,300 per month). One out of two Erasmus + mobility is thus a mobility of internship in a company.
From what age can you go on an Erasmus programme?
Lise, Solange… many of you are asking this question. There is no age to do Erasmus! We can go away for a few days, in primary school as part of a project between European schools. You can leave for several weeks or months, in middle and high school, to take courses in another establishment in Europe. You can leave for a professional internship when you are in Bac pro, CAP, BTM… You can of course leave during your higher education. But you can also leave with Pôle emploi if you are looking for a job or retraining… at any age.
It all depends on the Erasmus + projects of his establishment.
How do I go about studying in another country?
Simple question from Noa. With Erasmus +, it is possible to study or do an internship in Europe and around the world. You should check with your university or school, or your CFA since Erasmus + is not limited to students!
To find out more, you can click on this dedicated site.
At the end of the academic year, do I have to take exams and if so is it in France or in the host country?
The question is put to us by Livia. Erasmus + mobility is recognized in university courses thanks to the ECTS system. In school, they can count in the Bac exams. The terms of recognition depend on the partner institution abroad. The international relations department is the right contact to find out about the mobility program and objectives in an establishment.
I am in 1st general. Is it possible to apply for Erasmus?
And yes Malou, it is possible to leave from primary school, college and high school. However, not all institutions allow this. It is important to find out about the Erasmus + opportunities of an establishment.
Since the start of the 2022 academic year, this mobility has been recognized in the courses. See more information on the page dedicated to high school students on the Agence Erasmus + website.
My 17 year old daughter would like to go abroad (Malta, USA) next year to brush up on her English. I have read the documents, but I do not understand how to start the process. Knowing that I could not offer him accommodation abroad, I thought perhaps as an au pair or in humanitarian action. Could you tell me how to go about it?
Virginie, your daughter should check with her institution to find out if Erasmus + mobility exists (studies or internship). She will thus have access to the Erasmus + grant. The establishment accompanies mobility, including in aspects related to housing. In addition, associations such as ESN can help find accommodation on site, meet other young people, etc.
Can we benefit from Erasmus in tourism studies?
Yes, Ilona, all sectors can benefit from Erasmus +, and at all levels of study or training, as long as the establishment where you are registered has an Erasmus + project. To find out, you have to go to their website or call them.
Can I go to the Netherlands?
Of course Sylvia! The Netherlands is one of the 33 accessible countries in Europe (27 EU countries and partner countries). It is even possible to go all over the world, depending on the partnership agreements of the structure in which you are registered.
I am 18 years old and live in Le Mans. I just got my baccalaureate and this year I would like to go to England or Ireland to work and learn the language. I would like to go from January to June 2023.
Nathan, if you are not/no longer enrolled in a school or training establishment, you can get information from a local mission, a CRIJ or a Europe Direct centre. In Sarthe, the Maison de l’Europe in Le Mans is also a privileged point of entry for finding out about Erasmus + opportunities.
My son is in final year at Fougères. Who should I contact to benefit from the support of the Erasmus + programme?
Bruno, to leave as part of his school career (before the Bac), you must inquire with the DRAREIC at the Rectorate of Rennes. To anticipate a mobility after his baccalaureate, he can find out about the Erasmus + opportunities of the establishments he is targeting and wishes to register in Parcoursup.
Finally, in Fougères itself, the Maison Familiale et Rurale allows you to go on Erasmus +: do not hesitate to visit their #ErasmusDays event on October 14 to find out more!
To find out more about Erasmus + and #ErasmusDays events near you:agence.erasmusplus.fr.