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Transcript of ERASMUS Programme
European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students
One of largest and most successful exchange programs within Europe
Allow university students to study in various university across Europe
Studying programs can range from 3 to 12 months Origin - Established in 1987
2012 is the programs 25th anniversary
- Founded by Desiderius Erasmus
Dutch decent, lived in Rotterdam
Studied Humanism and Theology
Worked in many different countries
Acknowledged advantages of abroad experiences
Can give people new perspectives Who can participate with ERASMUS? -Qualification:
One must be a resident of the following places:
European Union, EU candidate country or EFTA/EEA members
Currently 33 countries
Students must be studying at university level and have completed one year of college
Students, professors, and university staff can all participate Offers and Benefits -Money:
Students do not have to pay extra to go to an exchange university
Students can apply for grants to help them with the cost of living abroad
Easily accepted by home university
Consists of classes enrolled in, dropped, added, semester term, and credit hours
'Transcript of Records'
Consists of confirmation of class completion as well as grade achieved
Classes offered depend on hosting university
Generally Universities offer a while selection of majors
ERASMUS offers 'Intensive Language Courses
- University Requirements:
European Commission decides
University must have 'ERASMUS university center' Programs connected with ERASMUS -Lifelong Learning Program:
Since 2007 ERASMUS has been a part of Europe's Lifelong Learning Program
Lifelong Learning Program assists people of all ages to acquire unique learning experiences
Includes other programs like Leonardo Da Vinci Program
ERAMUS Student Network is a huge part of what makes ERASMUS so successful.
Mostly made of up volunteering study abroad student alumni
Currently ESN has 12,000 members/workers
A few of the goals of ESN include:
Promoting interest in study abroad
Assisting students that are interested in study abroad
Aiding students with pre-abroad preparation
Comforting and encouraging students during their time abroad
Helping homecoming students reintegrate
Promoting volunteer work
Motto: 'Students Helping Students' Funding and Financial Problems -European Commission:
The program is primarily funded by the European Commission
Currently the budget is 480 million euros
Estimated budget for 2013 is 490 million euros
Budget cuts have been made
2012 budget had to cover 5 billion euros worth of unpaid bills from 2011, which has left 2012 depleted.
Effects on ERASMUS
Current students, enrolled in the Fall 2012 semester will receive all of their promised money and grants
Students enrolling in the Spring 2013 semester may have problems receiving money if budget is not fixed Teachers on ERASMUS -Program:
Teachers stays can range from 1 day to 6 weeks
Share and mix teaching styles
Broaden number of offered classes
Enhance pre-existing classes
Give students new perspectives
Allow teacher to gain new perspectives
Be an example to help promote students to study abroad
-How it Works:
Receiving institution must agree with course material of incoming professor
Material is worked into curriculum prior to the semester -What is the European Union doing to fix the budget?
Global Transfer Proposal:
Funds that are not being used are transferred to other accounts that need money
Estimated that they will be able to transfer 500 million euros to needed areas; however, more is likely to be needed.
In which case, the Commission will have to request that the Budget Authority increase their 2012 budget. Actions to Fix Budget Advantages of Being Involved With ERASMUS -Advantages:
Secure credit transfer
Experience another culture
Possibly learn another language
Gain new perspectives on studies
Increase self-reliance (as students are sure to come across unique difficulties)
Study abroad experience may help graduates acquire jobs -Popularity:
ERASMUS Program is becoming increasingly more popular
Current era has been nick-named the 'ERASMUS Generation'
-Impact on Europe's Society:
Many people acknowledge that ERASMUS gives students mobility
Globalization in the young generations has the ability to change Europe's identity in the future
Political scientist, Stefan Wolff ' Give it 15, 20, or 25 years, and Europe will be run by leaders with a completely different socialization from those today.' Popularity Statistics In 1987 (the first year of the program) 3,244 students went abroad to 11 participating countries.
There have been over 2.2 million students that have participated in the Erasmus program over the last 20 years.
ERASMUS hopes to reach 3 million students by the finish of 2012.
Female and male rations are fairly even with 60% of previous students being females and 40% being males.
Over 300,000 higher education teachers and other staff have participated in Erasmus.
Currently there are more than 4,000 universities connected with ERASMUS in 33 different countries.
Germany, Spain, and France were the most popular destinations for study abroad students.
Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland had the highest number of outgoing students. . "Education and Training." . European Commission, 16 2012. Web. 16 Oct 2012. <http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/20121016_en.htm>.
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Spain has declared it will cut 60% of its funding to the ERASMUS financial aid for Spanish recipients. (21.5 million euros)
2011-2013 Spain has cut 75% of its budgeting to ERASMUS (47.5 million euros)
-Promises for the Future:
Spanish ERASMUS Scholarship recipients will receive 120 Euros per month
European Union gives recipients 130 Euros per month
Regions sometimes give local students aid Questions Do you think a program like this could work in the United States?