The new Erasmus+ programme has paid out €918m in grants for studying, training or volunteering abroad in 2014, the European Commission has said, funding work and study abroad for more than 500,000 students and 150,000 staff across Europe.
Studying or working abroad through the European mobility programme Erasmus has a notably bigger impact on students’ long-term employability in Eastern and Southern Europe than elsewhere, a new study has found.
Erasmus+ is bigger and better funded than ever before. What opportunities does it present for international education stakeholders? Julian Hall provides an update on the world’s longest-running student mobility initiative.
Students who study or train abroad are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment as their counterparts with no study abroad experience, a new study based on the flagship EU student mobility programme Erasmus has revealed. The Erasmus Impact Study also found the number of European employers who think international experience is important for recruitment has doubled since 2006.
A record 270,000 students received grants to study or train abroad in 2012-13 under the EU student mobility programme Erasmus – more than twice the number of beneficiaries a decade ago, the latest statistics have shown.