How to Get Ready for your Erasmus!

Summer is here to stay, which means you may be starting your Erasmus internship soon, or you just got accepted for a semester abroad. After the excitement wears off, you might get anxious or nervous, because you don’t know how to get ready for your Erasmus.

  • Start saving now
  • Create a daily or weekly budget
  • Have an idea of what the culture in that country is like
  • Join Erasmus groups online
  • Consider taking a language course before leaving


  • Check if your ID, passport or credit cards are going to expire soon
  • Inform yourself about the documents you will need
  • Have your European Health Insurance Card ready
  • Take copies of the most important documents

Before Traveling

  • Don’t book your tickets last minute
  • Check the routes you will need to make when you arrive
  • Use web mapping services or apps to get an idea of what the streets look like
  • Start looking for accommodation early
  • For Erasmus Studies, start looking for the courses you would like to take
  • For Erasmus internships, ask the company for some information

Final Note

This might seem like a lot to take in, but there is no such thing as ‘too much preparation’. The more you prepare yourself and get ready for your Erasmus, the better. However, even if you have everything planned in your head, it is important to know that unforeseen situations might happen. Although you should be prepared as possible, you also need to be ready and open to any situation you did not predict. That is why Erasmus is great for you: You will learn how to be independent and how to deal with anything unforeseen. Good luck!

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3 responses to “How to Get Ready for your Erasmus!”

  1. Krystian Chołaszczyński says:

    Greetings from Poland!
    Procedures should be emphasized whenever and wherever.
    Many students forget that Erasmus + is a European Union project. Full procedures apply. Nothing can be abandoned.
    I recommend that you regularly follow the website of the Erasmus + Program National Agencies.
    Such an Agency exists in each country participating in the Program.
    In addition, each university has an international cooperation office or a dedicated office dealing with the Erasmus + program.
    Coordinators from these offices are happy to provide information.
    Enjoy your Erasmus! Really worth!

  2. Milagros Huerta Gómez de Merodio says:

    With regard to the documentation, one idea is to have everything photographed / scanned on our phones. That way, if we lose something, we will at least have a copy of the document on our them (devices which are less likely to lose).

    Another issue to consider is the climate of the destination country. It is very important to wear suitable clothing, especially if we do not want to spend a lot of money on clothes during the trip. Sometimes we do not realize that we need different clothes, because we do not think that the climate of the destination country is actually going to be very different from that of our country. It will also depend on the season of the year in which we travel.

  3. Mateusz Kaleta says:

    Greetings from Poland!
    Of course, all procedures are extremely important. Apart from them, however, you should also remember to get acquainted with the culture that prevails there before leaving the country you added. This will make it easier for us to later communicate with the people we meet and will make it easier for us to find ourselves in the new reality. Erasmus is a fantastic adventure, during which you not only gain knowledge, but also, or maybe most of all – get to know the world, new people and gain valuable experience.

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