Erasmus+ is a European Union initiative that supports education, training, youth, and sport.
More than 5 million higher education students have studied, trained, and gained experience abroad via Erasmus+, in one of the 33 participating European countries since its inception in 1987.
Erasmus+ provides an opportunity to study abroad for a semester or an academic year.
Why go on Erasmus?
Research indicates that studying abroad improves students’ future employment opportunities. As the globalisation of the labour market continues to expand, employers often look for graduates who have studied in a global context.
Participating in Erasmus has tremendous intellectual, cultural, social, and personal advantages. It is an opportunity to enhance language abilities, build self-assurance and independence, and immerse oneself in a different culture.
Feedback from returning students demonstrates that the intellectual challenge of studying/working in a European context is very fulfilling.
Why St. Nicholas Montessori College?
St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland is proud to participate in the Erasmus+ programme with connections to 15 partnership institutions. In addition to engaging with academic programmes, students (incoming and outgoing) have an ‘international experience’ providing them with the opportunity to develop skills, crucial to success in work and life in the 21st century.
During their time on Erasmus, students are free from tuition costs at the host university and receive financial assistance from the European Commission applied to living expenses.