Erasmus+: increasingly college students are going overseas in 2019

INFOGRAPHICS. Every year, tens of thousands of students choose to take part in their studies abroad through the Erasmus+ programme. If Europe attracts, students are also increasingly likely to emigrate outside the continent. recap.

More and more students are moving to Europe to complete part of their course. Anyway, this is what emerges from the Erasmus+ agency’s annual report. The program is one of the best known: in total, 34 countries participate and more than 800,000 European students benefit each year.

France is not left out. In 2019, 102,476 transfers were registered. Of these, 80,805 directly concern students.

More and more internship mobility

Studying abroad is still popular: 54,723 students left for a few weeks, or even several months, in Europe, most of them to continue their studies there. But more and more students prefer to take advantage of the Erasmus+ program to complete your internship (+27% compared to 2018).

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The number of mobility to follow Vocational training is also increasing. For professional high school students, interns or apprentices, the opportunities are endless. A total of 23,722 students went abroad. Most of them opted for short mobility, from two weeks to three months maximum (+32% compared to 2018).

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Changes to students’ favorite destinations

Students also do more the option to leave the European framework. In 2019, 2,360 students left for the southern Mediterranean (Maghreb mainly) in Eastern Europe (Ukraine) or in asia (China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia…). More marginally, the Balkans, Russia and Africa also attract students. These are mainly study mobility (1,977 against 383 internship mobility).

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Brexit has already started to have an impact on strictly European mobility. About 14,000 students were UK in 2018 against 11,656 in 2019. all this in favor Spainwhich leads among the most popular countries among French students: 15,175 mobility in 2019. Brexit also benefited Ireland, which is doubling Germany. Italy is also making good progress, as are Belgium and Finland, which remain highly coveted countries.

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