Competition for places on exchange programmes is tough, so you need to be well prepared in the following areas:
You need to start preparing early to give yourself time to make all the necessary contacts and complete all the required procedures. You should also bear in mind that grants and financial assistance are limited; students are expected to cover transport costs, among others, themselves.
Exchange programmes offer the following benefits:
If you’re in your third year and are keen to gain professional experience in an international environment, broaden your options for professional development, discover other cultures and ways of working and hone your language, communication and interpersonal skills, then you’ve got the ideal profile for taking part in an overseas internship through the Erasmus+ traineeship programme.
This EU-funded programme enables university students to do traineeships in companies or institutions in other European countries. Up to three months’ funding is available. These traineeships have to be authorised and supervised by ESCI-UPF in just the same way as any other internship.
Traineeships may be done in any country (other than Spain) that is a member of the European Economic Area (which includes all the countries in the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Turkey; and in any eligible company as per Erasmus+ regulations (a company is understood to be any organisation of any kind and any size that carries out an economic activity in the public or private sector in any industry, including the social economy).