STUDENTS who take a gap year – or Erasmus year – abroad are three times more likely to work overseas than their home-loving peers.
A study into the Erasmus overseas study programme in Europe shows 40% of its participants live abroad during their working lives.
The Erasmus Impact study had a romantic twist too, suggesting more than one million Erasmus babies have been born and that 27% of participants meet long-term partners while overseas.
The research, carried out by the European Commission, studied 88,000 people who had studied across 30 countries and suggested that Erasmus participants have a higher chance of being employed post-university.
The Erasmus scheme was launched in 1980 and is now looking to expand, creating study-abroad opportunities for four million people during the next seven years.
- What a mission! My six weeks at a language school in Sevilla - 23 May, 2015 @ 15:30
- Flamenco and the Alhambra as home-time is looming - 16 Apr, 2015 @ 15:05
- ‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana - 10 Apr, 2015 @ 15:47
- Taking my mind off the end of Semana Santa - 6 Apr, 2015 @ 15:53
- Sinners in spiky hats - 2 Apr, 2015 @ 09:01
- The suspense is growing for Semana Santa - 29 Mar, 2015 @ 10:48
- A Mesquita and a mosquito - 23 Mar, 2015 @ 19:58
- Just the weather for a solar eclipse - 20 Mar, 2015 @ 18:51
- A Roman market and St Patrick’s Day in Sevilla - 18 Mar, 2015 @ 15:30
- The Spanish sorting hat of doom - 14 Mar, 2015 @ 11:05