Student mobility for placements enables students at higher education institutions to spend a placement traineeship/internship) period in an enterprise or organisation in another participating country of the LLP programme.
Benefits for students:
- Work placements provide an excellent opportunity to gain work experience in an international environment
- They enhance your curriculum vitae and employability potential by providing international employment experience
- They develop transferable skills, including communication across cultural boundaries, selfmanagement, independence, confidence, adaptability and develop linguistic skills
Benefits for companies and organizations:
- Getting new perspectives brought by trainees and the contact with institutions
- Exchanging and updating the knowledge and experience of the company
- Adding an international dimension to the company
The following types of organisations are not eligible as host organisations:
- European institutions (such as the European Commission) which have a paid traineeship scheme
- Organisations managing EU programmes (such as National Agencies) in order to avoid possible conflict of interests or dual funding
- National diplomatic representation (embassy/consulate) of the student in the host country.
In order to take part in the Erasmus Placement mobility programme during the 2012-2013 academic year, students must have a B1linguistic level (according to MCER) in one of the languages of the countries participating in the LLP programme or in the language required in the corresponding internship.
This linguistic level acreditation will be carried out through:
- The certificates detailed in the Appendix II for the languages there mentioned.
- A bilingual secundary education certificate.
- A declaration of having been granted with an Erasmus Studies grant by the University of Valencia in the country of destination or in any other country with the same language.
- A written proof of having taken a year of official university studies in the country of destination or in any other country with the same language.
- A declaration of being an undergraduate student in one of the following degrees: philology, translation and interpretation and teacher training for foreign language teaching.
The students will receive funding from three institutions. The amounts will depend onfor the students taking them will be carried out in accordance with the length of the internship and by way of guidance, for the 2011/2012 academic year, were as follows:
1) European Union funds: 300€ / month, maximum 6 monthly payments.
2) University funds: 100€ / month, maximum 6 monthly payments.
3) MEC (Ministry for Education) grants for the 2012-13 academic year are 100€ per month (maximum 3 months).
Method of payment
The payment of the grant will be transfered to the bank account number provided by the student in the grant acceptance form. The payment is not made on a monthly basis. Students will receive an initial payment, a percentage of the total amount, once the certificate of arrival duly signed has been received at the International Relations Office. The final payment will be done after the completion of the stay, once final documents have been handed in, according to the instructions.