Advice for participants

We have put together some useful information for participants who have successfully applied to take part and need a helping hand to sort out some of the logistics.

Your main source for guidance on practical issues will be your sending organisation/home institution so please make sure you contact them for full details.

Research and timings

Decide what activity you want to undertake. Higher education students can work abroad or study abroad; young people can volunteer abroad or carry out a youth exchange; staff can teach or train abroad.

Carry out thorough research and preparation. Talk to your Erasmus+ organiser, former participants and Erasmus+ societies and hear what they have to say.

If you are a student in higher education you will generally need to apply to take part the year before you want to go, so make sure you talk to your international office/Erasmus+ officer in good time, probably in your first year.

Useful websites

Eurodesk UK is a free information service on European work, study, travel and volunteering opportunities.

The British Council’s Study Work Create website has useful information for young people living and travelling abroad.

Visit the Global Graduates website for lots of useful student information. 

Take a look at the Just Landed website as they have guides to more than 60 countries, all of which provide practical information about issues such as health, insurance, finding accommodation, visas and permits, banking, and telecom services.