Erasmus+ and Moate Business College

The Erasmus+ programme is designed to foster a skilled and dynamic workforce within the European Union. It allows students in vocational education and training to undertake temporary transnational training/work placements over a 3 week period. 

The demand for Erasmus+ projects has increased in Moate Business College over the last few years with students benefiting from placements in Romania, Spain and Lithuania. 

Some Important things to know about the Erasmus+ Project in Moate Business College:

  • Three weeks in a European country
  • Flights, accommodation and insurance are funded under the project
  • Accommodation is a mixture of host families and hotels
  • Organised Work Placements
  • Back-up support from college and host countries
  • Preparatory language and cultural lessons in MBC before you travel

Benefits of Partaking in the Mobility Experience at Moate Business College:

  • Relevant Work Placements
  • Work Placements can be used as part of the QQI Work Experience module
  • Living in a European Country for three weeks
  • Personal and professional development
  • Meeting new people and developing cultural awareness
  • Sight-seeing in a new country
  • European Funding
  • Europass Certification

A Student’s Experience

Tetiana Bulkah, a Level 6 Tourism student in Moate Business College perfectly sums up her Erasmus+ experience when she says “I was extremely happy to take part in the Moate Business College Erasmus+ project and really appreciated the opportunity to visit Italy and find out more about Italian people, their lifestyle, traditions, everyday life, interests, modern trends and problems. It was a very interesting experience during which I could exchange ideas and opinions with Italian students. I feel that it is only the beginning of my Italian adventure. I discovered this country and would love to go back. Thank you Erasmus+”