The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students), a.k.a. Erasmus Project is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987. It forms a major part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013, and is the operational framework for the European Commission’s initiatives in higher education.
The Erasmus Programme, together with a number of other independent Programmes, was incorporated into the Socrates programme established by the European Commission in 1994. The Socrates programme ended on 31 December 1999 and was replaced with the Socrates II Programme on 24 January 2000, which in turn was replaced by the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 (LLP-Erasmus) on 1 January 2007. (Based on Wikipedia)
The programmes give students the opportunity to study abroad, a chance to experience life in other countries rich in different history and culture. Immersion experience in another culture strengthens understanding of the world and the appreciation of international contribution to knowledge. It offers an opportunity to learn how to cope with international environment, and communicate across barriers of customs, languages, geography and politics.
It is a great project which the University of Lodz is proud to be part of.