How's the Erasmus+ grant enhancing our students' placement experience?
Going abroad for an internship is the perfect opportunity for students to not only strengthen their CV but also enhance their personal and professional development. Through this experience, you can take your studies to the next level and kickstart your career in a different country.
Among several scholarships and grants Hotelschool The Hague is currently offering, students can also participate in the Erasmus + programme. Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth, and sport for the period 2021-2027. Education, training, youth, and sport are key areas that support students in their personal and professional development. High-quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, ultimately equip young people of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful participation in a democratic society, intercultural understanding and successful transition in the labour market.
Participating in the programme will offer students a unique opportunity for placement experience in any other European country for two to twelve months. By doing a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve not only your communication, language and intercultural skills, but also soft skills highly valued by future employers, as well as become more entrepreneurial.
The Erasmus+ grant is intended for students who go on placement within Europe and covers the travel and living costs abroad. It’s a contribution towards the extra costs. The Erasmus+ grant is not intended to cover all the costs of a stay in a foreign country. The total amount of your grant will depend on the length of your mobility period and the country of your destination.
Which are the participating countries? All 27 member countries of the European Union participate in the Erasmus+, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey, Serbia and the overseas territories of all these countries.
Read more about the Erasmus+ programme, requirements and process HERE
We asked our students who returned/or are currently at their Erasmus+ placement to share with our community their stories and how the Erasmus+ grant helped them during their stay abroad: