To help EU4EU trainees to settle down, find a home, get to know other students on the move, integrate into social life, get advice on transport, areas of the city and places to attend, funding opportunities etc. EuGen has signed collaboration agreements with some institutions that offer this type of information and others, free of charge, among the most popular in Europe: Erasmus Student Network, Garage Erasmus and Erasmusu.
With its around 13,000 active members Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. The main focus of ESN is placed on current exchange students, who often face problems in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in the academic, social and practical integration process. This is mainly done through activities in the local sections, which include cultural and social events such as trips to various places within the country, film nights, language projects, international food festivals and last, but not least, parties. In addition to that, many sections have introduced mentor systems, which help the international students mainly in academic and practical integration.
ESN in a nutshell:
– offering services to 350,000 students
– 13,000 active members (34,000 with the buddies included),
– operating on three levels: local, national, and international.
You can find them here https://esn.org/, get more information, find local chapters and improve your Erasmus experience.
GaragErasmus (gE) is the professional network of the Erasmus Generation that aims to support the shaping of better-integrated Europe. GE pursues its mission through matching demand and offer of international jobs, fostering social initiatives and helping the creation of new start-ups.
Among the initiatives aimed at international students, gE has launched the Laissez-Passer of the Erasmus Generation. The project awards a symbolic passport, laissez-passer, to distinguished European talents with study or work mobility experiences. The laissez-passer then gives its holders tangible benefits and opportunities in their professional lives.
The Foundation has also local chapters throughout Europe. The chapters go under the format name gE4city and organise their activities locally following the mission and guidelines established by garagErasmus.
You can learn more about the activities and opportunities offered by the foundation here: http://www.garagerasmus.org/
Erasmusu is an online community for students and workers from all over the world that offers services for searching accommodation and information on cities, destinations, universities.
On the website you can:
– find roommates;
– find information on living in various European cities;
– find information on various European universities;
– find a temporary job or a side job
– share your experience gained from living in a foreign country
To learn more, visit the website here: https://erasmusu.com/.
For all EU4EU trainees who are looking for accomodation, there is a 15% discount on the booking fee. To get it enter through this link and send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the promo-code and have further assistance.