ERASMUS is the SOCRATES II strand devoted to highereducation open to all types of universities or "grandes écoles".
All universities take part in this program including most Frenchhigher education institutions; they are pursuing and reinforcing the Communityaction program for student mobility launched in 1987.
ERASMUS allows students to go out and study in Europe for a period from three to twelve months and thusobtain a degree with the value added of course work abroad.Agreements signed between universities guarantee academic recognition of thestudies followed abroad.
This program, that was made famous and popular after the success ofthe film L'Auberge Espagnole (PotLuck) by Cédric Klapich, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2007.
Since its creation, Erasmus has had almost one and a half million youngEuropeans and amongst them 217,000 French people travel. France comes out top in this enthusiasm forstudies in Europe with Germany,Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Spain, France and Germany are the favoureddestinations for young Europeans. In 2004-2005, France welcomed 20,500 youngErasmus students from all the European countries.
Students are unanimous: the Erasmus experience enriches, opens the mind,forges a sense of citizenship, and offers tremendous cultural and linguisticexperiences. Not to forget the definite plus the Erasmus label gives on a CV.
60% of Erasmus students reckon that their experience in Europe was a major advantage in their being hiredaccording to a recent study for the European Commission.
ISAE has taken part in the ERASMUS program since itwas created in 1987.