An Erasmus+ mobility is a life-changing experience. It is something unique from both an academic and a personal point of view. It is not only a great time you have abroad for some weeks or some months, but something that shapes your path long after you return home. Here are some of our favourites reasons why you should take part in an Erasmus+ mobility at least once!
1. Experiencing another culture
Living abroad for a while allows you to get an insight into a culture different than yours. It could be one that you already admire and have been wishing to experience for a long time or something totally new that you have hardly heard about. Either way, an Erasmus+ mobility is the perfect opportunity to get to know the way of living of other people, their traditions and their values, and to visit their country as well. Before you know it, your Erasmus city will become your second home!
2. Improving your language skills
There is no better way to learn a language than being surrounded by natives! Studying abroad will help you enrich your vocabulary, improve your pronounciation and even learn the local slang. You will also have plenty of opportunities to practice your English or you could join a language course organised by your host university.
3. Boosting your job opportunities
A mobility abroad can be a great plus for your CV and employers nowadays place more and more value on such experiences. Not only do you get a certificate at the end of your study or traineeship mobility, but this whole adventure of living abroad will help you enhance your skills and broaden your horizons in a way that staying at home may just not.
4. Making friends
One of the best parts of Erasmus is meeting people from all over the world. Moving abroad alone can be a scarry decision to make, but once you get there you will find so many like-minded people who, just like you, took a leap of faith and embarked on the journey of their lives. Making friends while in Erasmus may even be easier than in your day-to-day life and before you know it you will have your ride or die group of friends to share your adventure with. At the end of the day, the only scarry thing will be not being able to remember everyone`s name!
5. Personal growth
Erasmus may test your limits like no other experience has had before, but it will also help you grow in ways you can only imagine. From boosting your skills to helping you become more independent and discovering an entirely different culture, a mobility abroad represents an eye-opening experience. It is not in vain that we say once Erasmus, always Erasmus, as it helps you grow in such a way and make so many amazing memories that it stays with you forever.