The EU is investing €14.7 billion in Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014–20. Erasmus+ seeks to boost the job prospects and the personal development of young people. It helps our education, training and youth systems deliver teaching and learning that gives people the skills they need in today’s and tomorrow’s labour market and society.

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Students can spend 3 to 12 months studying at a university or college in an EU country not being the Netherlands. Alternatively, students can do a traineeship in a workplace abroad lasting from 2 to 12 months.

Recent higher education graduates can also do a traineeship abroad within 1 year of graduation. But plan ahead! You have to be selected by your university or college during your last year of study.

Erasmus+ also supports some European students to study in the rest of the world and students from elsewhere in the world to study in Europe.

More: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/

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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 to enable students and staff from the University of Aruba to apply for financing for a period of study/training abroad as of the academic year 2015-2016 and to allow students and staff from participating universities abroad to experience university life in Aruba!  For more information, questions and inquiries, contact the Office of International Affairs: oia@ua.aw.