Dossier: Young adults

Broaden your horizons during your studies

If you’re interested in completing part of your studies abroad, there are two options available: you can enrol in an organised programme or organise your semester abroad yourself.

Many universities and colleges have their own programmes in the form of direct exchange programmes and partnerships with other universities. Another popular option is the European Union’s ERASMUS student exchange programme which gives students the opportunity to study at a European university or complete an internship.

Target countries for ERASMUS students: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom.

Admission requirements

  • Full-time enrolment at a university
  • Completion of first year of study
  • Sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses will be held
  • Basic knowledge of the host country’s language
  • No previous participation in an ERASMUS programme
  • No access to funds from similar EU programmes

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Intermundo is the Swiss umbrella organisation of non-commercial providers of youth exchange programmes. It includes ten quality-tested member organisations that offer intercultural exchange in over 100 countries.