The Erasmus Plus Programme offers SligoCFE students the opportunity to apply to work abroad (usually for a three week period). Placements will be arranged with employers in the host country with support from SligoCFE. You can experience living in another culture, enjoy travelling, improve language skills, gain a Europass Qualification, add this experience to your CV and get that valuable job. Students will have the opportunity to complete placements in their vocational area in Kempten & Hamelin (Germany), Fougères (France), Playa de Las Américas & Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife), Barcelona & Malaga (Spain) & Brussells (Belgium).

Placements normally take place during the academic year September-May. If your application to work aboard is successful, you will qualify for a grant towards the cost of the mobility programme including travel, accommodation and living expenses. In addition you will receive language and cultural preparation prior to departure.

How is your Erasmus+ exchange funded?

Under the Erasmus+ programme, students from SligoCFE have the opportunity to spend three weeks on work placement with a European partner organisation as part of their course. Erasmus students receive a maintenance grant, which is provided by the European Commission. The aim of the grant is to assist students with travel and the cost of living abroad.  The amount varies from year to year depending on how many students are participating in the programme. The grant is not means-tested and does not affect students' entitlements to other grants, such as SUSI, Back to Education, etc.The grant amount can vary depending on the host country and the duration of mobility.

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