High school student: going to study in Europe with Erasmus+

Mobility in general and technological high schools

How long, where and for whom?

All high school students can benefit from the Erasmus + program, regardless of their profile, their school level and the situation of their establishment. This mobility allows you to complete a period of study in a partner establishment or to do an internship.

Individual mobility can last from 10 days to 1 year. For a group of students (at least two accompanied students), the duration is 2 to 30 days. This mobility can take place in one of the 32 other European countries that participate in the Erasmus+ programme: the 26 other member countries of the European Union + the associated countries.

Before leaving

  • The staff of the high school can go to visit the partner establishment to ensure the student’s reception and teaching conditions (the financing of the preparatory visits is covered by Erasmus+).
  • Students have free access to a platform for language practice (European Erasmus+ OLS platform) before their departure.
  • Families are informed by the school of the reception conditions and the technical details of the stay.

During the stay

  • The student is in regular contact with the teachers of the two partner establishments (monitoring of his progress, support, etc.).

On the way back

  • The skills acquired can be highlighted in an official European document: Europass Mobility.
  • The mobility period is valued in the student’s school career.


Organized by the partner establishments according to the specificities of the project, the accommodation arrangements may vary (family, boarding school, etc.)

How to finance his stay abroad?

  • The Erasmus+ program covers the student’s travel and accommodation costs and the costs related to the organization of mobility (for the establishment).
  • Specific funding to support student participation subject to income conditions and/or the use of eco-responsible means of transport may be added.
  • 100% coverage exists for additional costs related to the special needs of students with disabilities or long-term illnesses (ALD).

Financial aid in practice

  • Implementation of mobility: from 100 to 500 € per student for the establishment
  • Travel costs: up to €1,500 depending on the distance traveled
  • Accommodation costs: up to €53 per day per participant
  • Inclusion support: €100 per participant + real-life support for students furthest from mobility
  • Exceptional costs: actual coverage (high travel costs, visa costs, vaccines, etc.)
  • Preparatory visits: €575 per participant (limited to 3 participants per visit)

What are the benefits for students?

  • Assertiveness
  • Knowledge of the European Union, living and studying in the partner country
  • Building lasting relationships with students from partner establishments
  • Use of information and communication techniques
  • Practice of modern foreign languages
  • Evolution of social skills and teamwork
  • Motivation for all studies

How’s it going ?

The learning contract is used to define the expected learning outcomes, the way to achieve them as well as the tasks and responsibilities of the participant(s), the sending institution and the host institution (or host organisation, as part of an internship). This is an important document to guarantee the quality of mobility and to establish transparency and trust between establishments and the family.

Recognized mobility in the student’s schooling

In second – 2022

The signing of a study contract between the home institution, the host institution and the mobile student will lead to the registration of the marks and assessments made on the student’s work by the educational teams of the foreign establishment on the report card, then on the pupil’s school report by the class council of the establishment of origin. This experience will be taken into account during the reflection on the orientation of the student for his passage in first.

Premiere – 2023

mobility of four weeks carried out during French school time will entitle the student to a mobility option . Offered only in first, the evaluation of this option will give rise to a note which would benefit from a coefficient 2 for the baccalaureate , coming to be added to the coefficient 100 of the compulsory courses, as for the other options. This assessment will be taken at the end of the first year. It will be for the candidate to put forward for the examination a file/report of which he will make an oral presentation.

Did you know ?

European mobility contributes to the acquisition of skills from the common core of knowledge, skills and culture: www.education.gouv.fr/bo/15/Hebdo17/MENE1506516D.html

Training abroad in a professional way

When, where and how long?

The Erasmus + program is intended for all high school students and apprentices on the vocational track, at any time during the course. This mobility program takes place in a company and/or a professional training establishment and can last from 15 days to a year, depending on the diploma prepared and the individual project. Beyond allowing you to improve your practice of languages, this program offers you the possibility of enriching your knowledge of a profession and promoting, at the end of this mobility, your professional integration or your pursuit of studies. More personally, it is the opportunity to acquire a strong personal experience, a gain of autonomy and to discover other uses and know-how.

The 4 strengths of the Erasmus + program

  1. No wasted time
    You have the possibility of being assessed abroad during long stays, so you don’t have to postpone passing the diploma.
    An experience to be valued on Parcoursup
  2. Bonus points
    With the optional mobility test, you can obtain additional points for obtaining the CAP diploma, the professional baccalaureate, the arts and crafts certificate and the professional certificate.
    A MobilitéPro certificate to mention on your CV
  3. Increasing financial aid
    You can apply for grants for international mobility. The Erasmus+ budget has been doubled for the period 2021-2027.
    To apply for a scholarship: decouvrirlemonde.jeunes.gouv.fr
  4. A wide choice of countries
    You can choose to discover a country in the European Union or any other country in the world, subject to an agreement with your institution.
    Ask your establishment

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