“Is going on Erasmus really worth it?”, you ask.
The European Commission has studied everything about going on Erasmus. 57,000 interviews later, they’ve come to a conclusion and made it official:
Going on Erasmus will help you find a job once you graduate.
We’ve already given you a list of 5 reasons why you should go on Erasmus. If you need a TL;DR, here’s what the list mentions in a nutshell:
- Meet people from all over the world;
- Travel around Europe;
- Party hard;
- Live in a student home;
- Learn a new language.
The European Commission gives us another reason to start packing for the student experience of our lifetime. A new study proves that “the risk of long-term unemployment is half or even less for mobile students compared to those who stay at home”.
Besides all the fun elements, when you study abroad, you’re living by yourself, studying in a country you don’t know, learning a new language, and opening yourself up to new and different cultures. You could even say it helps you grow up, become more independent and even a better person. But you know what? You’re not the only person who knows this.
An employer looking at a CV is likely to pick up on the fact that a candidate has been abroad for university. If two CVs are on that employer’s desk, and they’re both just as qualified, who do you think will get picked? One of them says adventurous, open to change and new experiences, widened horizons, resourcefulness and curiosity; the second one doesn’t say as much.
Go on, you tell us: who do you think will get picked?
Our thoughts exactly.