Do you want to be part of an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship but perhaps you’re not 100% sure about it? Maybe you’re wondering if traveling solo as a female is a good idea or not! Firstly, we’d say to you – go ahead and do it! There’s nothing to be afraid of and believe us, it will be one of your most memorable life experiences. You’ll look back and wonder what you were ever afraid of! As an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme intern, remember, you will be one of many young people looking to benefit from the experience. In the following article, we want to give you the best ever travel tips for girls going solo and, we encourage you to plan your international work experience right away.
Know You’re Not Alone
Believe it or not, there are lots of solo female travellers around the world and that number is increasing. In a world full of opportunities, why not benefit from being part of the Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme community? Every year there are plenty of young students that only want to boost their CV but take part in an organised experienced abroad. There are students who prefer to travel as a group but at the same time, there are numerous solo travelers who head back home with loads of positive feedback. Be one of them and make use of an international work experience.
Choose your Preferred Destination
If you’re struggling with the idea of travelling alone as a female, don’t go for an island in the middle of nowhere, choose a famous destination that isn’t too far from home, for example. If you need some inspiration, read our blog about the Safest Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme Destinations in Europe. In doing so, you will give yourself the security you need. Beforehand, read about all the different places around the world or just ask us – we’re here to help with all your questions, and we want to make your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme experience as comfortable as possible.
Book in Advance
You must organise your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship in advance! You can book your accommodation and activities beforehand as well. Remember that part of the internship is where you’re going to live. We won’t just help with the organisation of your international work experience, we can take care of your accommodation as well, even any activities and language courses you want to do. By booking lots of things in advance, you’ll feel more committed to your solo female time abroad and that will help you to accept the fact that you will enjoy your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme to the full!
Social Media is your Best Friend
We all know that most people use social media on a daily basis, and most likely you are one of them. Take inspiration from lots of females out there, travelling alone, especially when you have an outstanding opportunity by being an Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme interns abroad. Read their tips, watch their videos, let them motivate you. Additionally, stay in contact with your loved ones to avoid the feeling of being alone. Share your pictures, talk about your professional experiences during your mobility and give them a call while strolling through your new home at your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme destination.
Connect with New People
It is super healthy to spend some “alone-time” every day, but we would recommend taking a step back from that routine and try to get to know different people to boost your confidence and motivation. Join groups on social media, chat to people on the subway, be curious about your new Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme workplace or just ask your roommates if they want to do something fun with you. Do you need some ideas? No problem, read this blog for fun activities around the world.
Finally, we want to tell you that there is nothing to be afraid of. Know your strengths as well as capabilities and give an experience abroad a try. Every year lots of students, younger and older people than you, experience an international work placement abroad. Your Erasmus+ or Turing Scheme internship will help you to expand your skills and will even help you grow personally.
Are you a professional travelling on your own and want to share some insider tips with all the females out there? Just drop a comment below and we will share it on our website. In addition to that, feel free to get in touch with us if you’ve already done an Erasmus+ internship and want to share your experiences.
Browse our website for more related topics and don’t forget to read our Educator’s Handbook and Definitive Guide. If you want a private chat with one of our experts, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be happy to assist you with your upcoming Erasmus+ internship, Turing Scheme work placement or your language stay abroad.