By Tom Wright
I am writing from the perspective of going to Erasmus. I hear lots of fantastic stories about Erasmus and how life-changing and great it is. On the other hand one hears nothing about actually getting there and what is involved in organizing Erasmus and Coop. I would like to use this blog to give some tips and reflect on my experience so far.
So far my experience has been a mixed bag. The overall message is that you get out what you put in. The people at the Coop of office and Erasmus office are very helpful and it is definitely worth approaching them with ANY questions you might have. The more informed you are, the better your choice will be. That’s the first tip. Inform yourself well in advance of the deadline.
Once I started researching possible universities and jobs for Coop I noticed that the amount of documentation required is dauntingly tall. Its not something to be afraid of as its all explained at some stage through emails or meetings. My second tip is to attend all the meetings. It goes back to tip, the more informed you are the easier it will be for you.