On the 13th and 14th of October, the Erasmus Days will take place (as they do in October every year) all over Europe through events promoting and celebrating the Erasmus program, thus allowing all its participants to share their personal experience. This year, they will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the program. On this occasion, the French Institute of Finland will organize an event in parallel of the Studia student fair taking place on the 28th and 29th of November in Helsinki.
Created in 1987, the Erasmus program allows student under 30 to complete a part of their studies (from three months to a year) in another European country. It also offers financial help to the students benefiting from the Erasmus program. Its main objective is to increase student and teacher mobility, as well as the compatibility between programs and between qualifications in higher education in Europe. It also allows students to stand out and increase their employability by showing an experience abroad. In 2013, 3 million students had thus participated in academic exchanges through this program.
More than a valued academic experience, it offers European students a true social and cultural immersion. A social and cultural phenomenon, the Erasmus program strengthens the sense of community among youth from different countries, and favors cohesion and knowledge of the European Union in young people.
For any enquiry regarding the Erasmus mobility agreements between France and Finland, feel free to get in touch with the Campus France office at the French Institute of Finland.