Before leaving for your Erasmus+ stay, it is normal to have some doubts about how your studies will continue. The day of departure is approaching, but there are always a few questions about your studies!
In this article you will find some useful tips for your studies during your informative Erasmus+ mobility.
First of all, remember that wherever you go it is important to prepare yourself adequately to speak the foreign language of your Erasmus+ host country. Remember that you will be spending a long time in the host country, and that knowing better the language of the host country will help you to have fewer difficulties in your studies.
Before leaving, your task, as a student, is to visit the website of the foreign university you are going to, to obtain the necessary information on the disciplines to be followed abroad and on the semesters in which they are taught. On the website of each foreign University you will find the forms for the registration formalities and the necessary information. Agree with the teacher responsible for the project, the Learning Agreement (i.e. your study plan) taking into account the disciplines activated at the foreign university during the period of your Erasmus+ mobility.
Remember that you are guaranteed a monthly Erasmus+ mobility grant, but that it is not a paid vacation, but a study program abroad: therefore each faculty establishes a minimum number of credits to be sustained. These credits must be completed otherwise you are forced to return the money from the scholarship you received.
Once you have returned to your country of origin, the University of origin will validate the exams and convert them with local grades. In fact, not all European universities have the same evaluation system: the secretariat, with its tables, will be responsible for converting the marks and recording them in its own operating systems.
Finally, the study plan can be modified using the Learning agreement change, which must be sent to the faculty coordinator for signature for approval. The coordinating professor will undertake to have it approved by the Degree Course Council.
The request for a possible extension or reduction period must be made at least one month before the end of the period of study abroad, by sending the student's motivated request to the International Relations Office, the authorization from the Coordinator of the exchange, the authorization from the host University.
Any changes not agreed will be considered arbitrary, and may result in the withdrawal of the Erasmus+ grant.
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