SocialErasmus (SE) is an international project of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) with the aim of involving international students, participating in university exchange, in to social and volunteering activities in their host country. The project promotes a social attitude among international students and facilitates their social integration into the local community while exploring the added value that resides in the diversity in Europe. The project goes under the slogan:
Reach higher! Go further! Go social!
What does SocialErasmus offer?
SocialErasmus offers new ways for international students to expand their knowledge of other cultures and educational systems and enables them to engage in society-beneficial activities bringing them closer to the local communities they live in. Through various activities t
he project promotes a social attitude to international students while at the same time, combining formal and informal education with intercultural experiences. By their engagement the students enrich their curricula, gain experiences, knowledge, openness and love for Europe.
International students meet their local community at eye-height and show that mobility does not only mean travelling or studying abroad, but also active engagement in local communities. International students contribute to the local community, which foster a better cultural understanding and inspire local students to study abroad.
SocialErasmus has three different pillars which the project focuses on:
- Charity:Social activities with a charitable purpose.
- Environment: Activities that promotes environmental thinking or serves an environmental purpose.
- Education: Educational activities.