Erasmus+ student guide
We invite all students to gain new experience and improve their skills at partner universities with which we cooperate within the Erasmus+ Programme and to take part in traineeships abroad.
We recommend that you read the following information before planning your mobility. Among them you will find regulations, applications and other tips necessary for applying.
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Study Abroad Student Handbook
We recommend reading "Study Abroad Student Handbook" prepared by the Center for Global Education which is "is an international research and resource center that provides support for international learning at colleges and universities, providing support for faculty, staff, students and parents with information and resources about a variety of issues including integrated international learning, health, safety, diversity, and the impact of study abroad on student retention and success." (http://globaled.us/). The handbook can be found here. It provides information about:
- motivation for studying abroad,
- financing study abroad,
- application process,
- pre-departure planning,
- foreign laws,
- communication while abroad,
- health & safety,
- culture shock,
- coming home and reverse culture shock.
It also includes questions and checklists which may be helpful when planning the journey and stay abroad.
Having an account on the PIONIER.Id for Erasmus+ platform, apart from access to the Online Learning Agreement (see: Instruction to the Learning Agreement for Studies), the student is also able to log in to the free Erasmus+ App, created by the European Commission. The application is available in the Google Play and App Store, as well as at: https://erasmusapp.eu/.
Users of the app will receive information on Erasmus+ opportunities and guidance on the mobility process - from the application stage to returning home. Features of the Erasmus+ App include:
- tips on living away from home (general, country-specific and city-specific);
- interactive checklists with step-by-step guidance throughout the mobility period;
- information on local events and activities;
- integration with the OLS Language Support Platform.
OLS Language Test and Course
The language test is compulsory to be completed by students participating in the mobilities since 1 January 2015. The test is available in the following foreign languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Spanish. If the language of instruction at a given institution is some other language than the one mentioned above, the language of the test should be English.
The student completes 1 test before signing the Grant Agreement for studies or traineeships. It aims to determine the level of language proficiency according to the framework set by the European Commission (CEFR - The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The CEFR language levels are: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
The student completes a test before signing a study or placement contract. It is designed to determine the level of language proficiency according to the framework defined by the European Commission (CEFR - The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The CEFR language levels are as follows: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
The test is not filled in by native speakers.
Instructions on how to set up an account with EU Login, as published by the EU Academy, and how to use the OLS resources can be found below in the attachments.
What is it about?
For one semester, Buddy takes care of one exchange student in various ways such as:
- airport pick-up;
- help with getting to know the Academy and its work system at the beginning of the semester;
- help with integration with the Academy and the Wrocław community;
- during the semester, ensuring that the exchange student is involved in extra-curricular and social life (homecoming, exhibitions, club events);
- help in emergency situations (going to the doctor, buying a monthly ticket, etc.).
What are the benefits?
In addition to having a lot of fun, broadening their horizons and improving their language skills, the student will receive a higher grade from the language classes at the end of the semester. The grade is given on the basis of a questionnaire filled in by the exchange student at the end.
Additionally, the student will receive extra points when applying for a mobility abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme or bilateral agreements for studies or traineeships. The fact that you were a Buddy should be stated on the Application Form for studies or traineeships.
How to join the programme?
If you would like to take part in the programme, please contact the Spanish language teacher, Mrs Agata Sikora-Jańska, at the following email address: email@example.com.