The ERASMUS scholarship or program, as it is also known, is the acronym of the official name given to it in English: European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, or what is the same the “Action Plan of the European Community for the Mobility of University Students”
The Erasmus scholarship is, therefore, an economic aid given to university students and teachers of the European Union to study in the countries attached to the plan (different from the country of the applicant).
This scholarship can only be awarded to students on the Degree in Hotel and Tourist Management program.
The ERASMUS scholarship gives us an important personal value, but also a social value, as it is recognized as an important element in nurturing cohesion and knowledge of the European Union amongst the young. Bonds of friendship are therefore created which cross borders and raise European citizenship awareness.
All of this human experience also opens the doors to the European jobs market. The condition of living in a different country obliges students to know and perfect a new language, which is key for a future job in the hotel and tourist sector. Also, the bonds of friendship formed in the time when students live with other young people of a different nationality but similar to them, with the same concerns and objectives, can be the first step towards new business and work projects.
The ERASMUS scholarhips were awarded with the Príncipe de Asturias de Cooperación Internacional Prize 2004, for being one of the most important programs of cultural exchange in the history of humanity, as an element of integrating knowledge between peoples. For these reasons, EUHT StPOL decided to carry out this initiative along with the universities of the European Union.