Ever since the announcement of the start of the Erasmus+ exchange program for the University of Aruba, students, faculty and staff, I was ready to jump onboard as it is an opportunity for professional growth, as well as a chance for benchmarking and comparing common academic practices.
Going abroad to a different country, with different language and culture can be challenging depending on how you handle it. Before going abroad a lot of preparation needs to be done. The period before I went abroad was a bit hectic, due to the fact that it was one week after the exams in January.
The University of Aruba (UA) and University College Utrecht (UCU) have an agreement for international student mobility.
The University of Aruba has recently been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and is now in the process of establishing exchange agreements with partner universities abroad.