Would you like to participate in an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility abroad but you’re worried about doing one alone? Perhaps you’re frightened abroad of going on your own! In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the great benefits of doing an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme work placement on your own. In addition to that, there is also an opportunity to be part of a work experience beyond your own country with your classmates. It’s doubtless a great chance for you. It is up to you whether you want to travel abroad to do an internship alone or with a group but whichever you choose, we guarantee you that it will be one of the best times of your life and can’t be compared to any other experience. Get ready for a massive motivation boost from us!
Alone but not Lonely!
Doing an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme placement on you own will be a one-of-a-kind experience. An opportunity where you will stay for a fixed period of time in another country, maybe in one with a completely different culture and work mentality to your own country, away from your family and friends. It will be a time that will allow you to learn a lot about a specific work field and even about yourself. By leaving your comfort zone and trying something different, as well as new, will put you in situations where you have no other choice other than to make decisions on your own. This is a good way to learn to be more independent and be able to make important decisions without asking parents or teachers.
Moreover, being part of an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme mobility is the best way to improve your language skills. Grab this opportunity and meet locals while communicating in their mother tongue, your foreign language. On one hand, you will show interest in the foreign country’s language and on the other hand your linguistic abilities will get a boost. Plus, it’s a great way to make new friends from a new Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme destination, with whom you can spend your free time with.
Do you know what is extremely annoying? When you want to do an activity so badly but your friend isn’t interested, so you decide to just forget about it. While it’s annoying and we understand, a chance to spend your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme experience on your own, means you won’t miss out. You will explore a lot, and you’ll be able to do everything whenever you want, saying Adieu to cancelled plans.
More importantly, you should just give it a try to meet new people, especially students your age and in a similar situation. Doing an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship on your own, will increase the possibility to meet different people from a variety of backgrounds. There is nothing more beautiful than connecting with students and locals from your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme destination. Say hello to a stranger, greet a group of friends on the subway on your way to work and smile to the little kid on the street. Be positive, be friendly and be open to new possibilities and networking. The world is yours!
Some students do not want to participate as an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship on their own. On the contrary, they want to experience this type of mobility with one of their classmates. As a travel agency, that has organized plenty of internships abroad, we assure you that this is also a great option to gain professional experience beyond your own country. There are students who need the continuing team spirit and the feeling of unity that gives them a sense of security. Every person is unalike and remember that when on an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme, see each intern as an exciting individual to meet!
As mentioned before, being part of a group will give you that safety feeling that will also boost your confidence at your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme company, when you complete your tasks. Being with your friends from your school or even from your country does avoid feeling lonely.
Another pro of doing your work placement with other students is that you always have someone that you can do activities with. You don’t have to worry about trying to meet people to do activities with. It’s already all predetermined for you!
In addition to that, being part of a wonderful Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme group is a good way of encouraging an internship abroad. That’s because perhaps just one or two students wouldn’t participate in one of these schemes alone but by being a group, they’ll likely change their mind and want to take part to gain professional work experience.
In conclusion, doing your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship on your own or with a group, will allow you to learn a lot and grow as a person. Don’t wait for the perfect time to benefit from these great mobilities, that will boost your CV too. No one knows what lurks tomorrow, so take the right decision to be part of an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship (the latter for British citizens only) and fulfill your dreams.
If you need more information about Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme experiences, feel free to browse our website or get in touch with us. The whole TravelEdventures team will be more than happy to answer all your questions and assist you with your upcoming internship or language stay abroad.
How about you? Have you been on an internship already and could you tell us whether you would suggest a single or a group internship? Our Erasmus+ and Turing Scheme interns would appreciate your feedback in the comments below.