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.
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: siem-project.eu/student-survey.