Studying abroad with Erasmus: Funding of activities by students for students extended

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Both Erasmus students at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and those interested in the Erasmus programme will find a contact person for questions about studying abroad in the Arbeitskreis Ausländische Studierende (AKAS) as the Local ERASMUS+ Initiative (LEI).

"On a voluntary basis, we are available as contact persons - both for Erasmus students who are currently in Freiberg and for Freiberg students who are interested in an Erasmus semester," explains AKAS member Michael Griesbach. With information stands and various events, the initiative helps to motivate students to study abroad and to integrate international students even better during their time in Freiberg.

"What opportunities are there for one or more Erasmus semesters? What are the personal benefits of studying abroad? What challenges do students face abroad and here in Freiberg? The AKAS provides authentic and unvarnished information from students for students and thus makes studying abroad more visible and more tangible," explains Michaela Luft, Erasmus+ university coordinator and responsible for the area of study abroad. "We are therefore very pleased that the activities in Freiberg will continue to be supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the coming semesters as a Local Erasmus+ Initiative," says the staff member at the International University Centre.

Events and activities by and for students

The online programme in recent semesters has included presentations by our Erasmus students about their stays abroad. "When conditions allow again, we would also like to offer popular formats such as country and game evenings, excursions or the running dinner in the Freiberg shared flats and halls of residence again and thus enrich local student life," Michael Griesbach is pleased to say. "Anyone who would like to volunteer for the working group can contact our team at any time (email: akauslandatstura [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de) or follow the working group's Facebook page ("

The working group is funded as a Local Erasmus+ Initiative by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In February, the initiative received a funding commitment for the year 2022.

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