As a student you keep thinking about how would it be to have an international mobility experience under the Erasmus+ Program? In many ways, taking part in an Erasmus+ experience has life changing effects: by the end of experience abroad, you will have plenty of stories to tell and many memories to keep. You will realize how lucky you are to have had this opportunity. But if you are still in doubt, in this article you can find out the reasons why you should go!
Taking inspiration from this interesting article about 12 Life Changing Benefits of Living Abroad, we want to list you some good reasons why you should go on an Erasmus+ Mobility.
Become more independent
From the moment you decide to go abroad it will be a big step in the direction of your independence. When in a new country you are on your own, relying on your skills to settle in your new home. Balancing money budget, finding accommodation, buying tickets, cooking, cleaning and living away from your family and friends gives you the thrill of living on your own. Many international students after their Erasmus+ mobility become much more mature and independent than they were before.
Have a better understanding of your future
You are still not sure in which direction your would like to take your career and what to do? Many students during their academic years are still unsure of what path to choose for their future. Taking some time abroad will be perfect for your doubts. International mobility gives you clear solutions on many unanswered questions. For example, an Erasmus+ Traineeship abroad will give you business ideas that you can pursue in your future career if you decide to work abroad (you never know where life can lead you once you take the first step!).
Explore a new culture
Living some time abroad gives you a perfect chance to explore a new culture and really get to know interesting customs, tradition and how people are living. While abroad you shouldn’t miss to visit all the natural beauties and cultural heritage sites that offers your new home. Take advantage of professional travel time and get to know as many different places as you can: collect memories, not stuff!
New friends from all over the world
You will get to know people in your same situation: alone in the unknown and out of their comfort zone. For many international students, it might actually be the first time ever that they really engage with a group of people that have a different place of origin than themselves. People in such situations tend to rely on each other and join forces together. You will create strong bonds with your Erasmus family and most likely find friendships for life. Discover “How to make friends while abroad” in this article!
Last but not least: challenges! When on an international mobility you will face new situations. When you are in an unfamiliar place, far from your home, you have no option but to learn how to deal with unexpected situations. In these cases, you will have to believe in yourself and in your capacity to face and solve any problems you might encounter. You will find out how mighty and capable you are on your own.
Apart from these good reasons to have an international experience abroad, you shouldn’t underestimate the “Benefits of doing an Erasmus+ Traineeship in a foreign Country” well explained in our article.