Advantages Amazing once in a life time opportunity to meet new people and experience a differenct culture.
Disadvantages Ended up spending a lot, not for everyone
What is the Erasmus Scheme? The Erasmus Scheme is an educational exchange programme for Higher Education students and their Universities. It was introduced in 1987 and is named after a Dutch humanist and theologian, Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466 – 1536). Basically the people who choose to take part in the scheme spend a term or terms of their degree (usually during the second year) studying their subject in a different country at a different University. There are Universities in 33 countries who take part in the scheme so there is a big choice of places to go. Countries include Italy, France ...
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Advantages All organised for you, so not much work to do
Disadvantages It is studying as opposed to an assistantship, so there is a certain amount of work involved.
This is based on the way in which my University (Bath) organises the Erasmus scheme, so it may differ from uni to uni. The Erasmus Scheme run by the European Union benefits students at Unis accross Europe who are required to take a year abroad as part of their studies. Each language department at Universites in Britain will have links with other unis and much like an exchange scheme, students from each uni will go to the other to study. The number of links will depend on the languages tought at the University. But there are normally at least 5-6 in each country. At your University there will ...