BG supports staff and students who want to be fully involved in internationalisation, with international trips making part of some undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Most importantly, BG offers opportunities for individual experiences abroad by participating in funded schemes such as the Erasmus Exchange Programme. The UK Higher Education engages with the Bologna Process, and BG staff and students can enhance their academic experience and transferable employment skills by obtaining credits and living abroad as a student in another country.
At BG, you can access the excellent opportunity to be awarded an Erasmus Exchange grant and spend a semester in one or our partner institutions and, as the British Council highlights, have the opportunity to learn ‘great life skills’ by managing ‘your life within another culture brings maturity, confidence and self reliance’. If eligible, you could be an Erasmus student in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Norway and Portugal. Participation in the programme is usually during the second semester of the second year and applications are made in the December of the first year. For more information and material on ERASMUS, contact BG International Manager, Dr Claudia Capancioni, and discover the international opportunities waiting for you here at BG.
The Erasmus exchange programme is a European Union-funded programme which enables students to study in another European country. The purpose of the exchange is to develop personal qualities such as adaptability and flexibility and promote positive professional and individual relationships with our European neighbours. Students who participate in the programme will receive a grant to cover additional expenses incurred. Host institutions offer language access courses in the local language, though English is often the medium for teaching. Students who have participated in the past have found the experience both educationally rewarding and personally fulfilling, often forging friendships that last beyond the end of the exchange. For more information on the Erasmus Programme in general, visit the British Council Erasmus website.
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