This sections contains best practice information and guidelines to better support students before, during and after their Erasmus+ experience. The section particularly focuses on giving students the tools and information to overcome barriers to mobility such as financial assistance, mental health issues and dealing with a disability abroad. The section contains tools and tips for students to settle into their new environment and highlights the University of Limerick’s “buddy programme”.
The close collaboration of relevant departments to ensure a positive mobility for students is vital.
When considering how best to support your students, keep in mind that students are also encouraged to take ownership and responsibility of their mobility, therefore student involvement in the planning phase of mobility is crucial to effectively assess the student needs.
Sample Erasmus Pre-departure Checklist for Students
Erasmus Information for Students – University of Limerick Best Practice Guide
Helpful Articles for Students from Spunout.ie – Ireland’s Youth Information Website
Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock after Erasmus- A Case Study from DIT
Tips for Students completing Erasmus + Learning Agreement
Focus on the Student:
Financial Information for Students - HEIs need to provide clear advice to students on what their funding options are:
Student Grant Information
Is your SUSI Grant portable during Erasmus?
Budgeting workshop template
Supporting Students with a Disability:
ISN ExchangeAbility Project: Encouraging Increased Mobility of Students with Disabilities
Erasmus Mobility for All: A 6 Step Programme to Support Sstudents with a Disability
From Maynooth University to Universitat Mannheim – Supporting a Student with a Disability to Study Abroad
Supporting a Student with a Disability at UCD to Participate in an Erasmus Exchange
Irish Wheelchair Association – Recommendations on Supporting a Student with a Disability
Opinion Piece on the Assumptions about Disability from AHEAD
Introducing the Buddy Programme:
My Erasmus Experience – Andrea, University of Limerick Student