The Erasmus+ exchange programme is the European Union's flagship educational exchange programme for Higher Education. The scheme was introduced to give undergraduates the chance to study in Europe on cross-cultural exchanges, and initially formed part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. It's a reciprocal arrangement, so while you and other Bath students enjoy learning at an overseas host institution, their students will spend time here.
There are many reasons to apply for a foreign exchange. It allows you to:
- experience another culture
- develop relationships with students from different backgrounds
- learn from different teaching methods
- improve your foreign language skills
As importantly, working and living abroad demonstrates your independence, motivation and willingness to try something new. These are all qualitities that look great on your CV to potential employers.