Going on Erasmus is an amazing opportunity to study abroad in a different country and encounter different cultures. It helps you gain intercultural skills to improve your career chances for the future, build up an international network and improve your languages. The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) asks about your experiences.

Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to go on exchange.  At ESN we believe it is important to gather more information from across Europe to see how diverse the student population is and see how we can support more students to take part in mobility.

Crisis such as the one that is currently hitting Europe due to the COVID-19 outbreak, tends to hit those who already face difficulties, harder than those who do not. If we want to make sure students are able to overcome the barriers that will be intensified by the crisis we can expect due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more work needs to be done in order to see where we need to help students take up all opportunities during their studies. Internationalisation should play a key role in empowering students for the upcoming societal challenges.

We need your help to understand which challenges students experience and what can help more students to go on exchange.

Tell us about your positive and negative experiences in our survey by filling in the following survey:

Become an ambassador and  win 2 interrail tickets or ultimate ears speakers or the chance to represent the Erasmus Generation at the Asia – Europe Foundation’s Young Leaders Forum, an online leadership programme with a final event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November 2020*.

*The ASEF Young Leaders Summit is a go-to place for Asian and European young professionals and students to unlearn and relearn new concepts, strategies, and actions on how to create a sustainable impact in society. The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) is a series of virtual events, online training, as well as face-to-face meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, that stretch over the period of 5 months.

The project focuses on Youth Leadership in the context of self, team and societal leadership for taking action towards ‘Sustainable Development in a post-COVID19 world’. You can learn more here.

Note: due to the uncertain times due to the COVID-19, ASEF reserves the right to offer participation in another youth project, if circumstances require changes to the schedule. Nationals of the 51 ASEM partner countries are eligible for this prize.

Every year more than 100 students from SRH University Heidelberg study abroad at one of our partner universities all over the world – like IME-student Pascal Jacob, who has been in California (see picture). For a semester abroad at one of the 60 European partners, funding is available from the EU’s Erasmus + programme. If students want to study at a Non-EU partner university they can apply for travel grants.
More information at the International Office.