The International Office is the service department for internationalization at KES College and works in cooperation with the Head of programme Departments, Accounts Department, Curriculum & Design Department, International Affairs and Admissions Office. The international Office organizes and coordinates student exchanges (incomings and outgoings), mainly for Erasmus student placements. KES College is vocational institution and is currently a holder of EUC student placement only. It provides support by coordinating student mobility by administering different academic exchange programs, including the LLP/Erasmus programme.
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Erasmus + (2014 - 2020)
Erasmus+, is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport that covers the period 2014-2020. Its main purpose is boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems.
More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad.
Erasmus+ will also provide funding for education and training staff, youth workers and for partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.
KES College is a part of Erasmus+ programme and offers its students and staff the opportunity to work or study abroad through the European Funded Program Erasmus+.
European Commission approval for participation of KES College Erasmus Programme
KES College has been approved by the European Committee to participate in the ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION 2014 - 2020.
This approval allows KES College various European actions (eg mobility students' participation in multilateral projects and networks, etc.) in collaboration with other European higher educational institutions to improve the quality of education and promoting the development of innovative practices in education and training at tertiary level.
Erasmus Policy Statement
- International (EU and non EU) strategy
- Expected impact of the programme on the modernization of the College
The Erasmus Programme gives the opportunity to academic and non-academic staff to undertake a teaching assignment or staff training at a partner institution or organisation. The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to observe another European educational system, learn from the experiences, discover best practices, develop international networks and improve the skills required for their current job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution that may include a short secondment period, job-shadowing scheme, study visit etc.
The Erasmus+ Programme offers you the opportunity to get some work experience before applying for full-time work through the Erasmus+ traineeship. This opportunity enables you to find work abroad for 2 weeks to 12 months (it depends on the programme of study), which will help you to gain valuable international experience and look great on your CV!
Students* of KES College can spend a traineeship period in another participating country in the framework of agreed arrangements with traineeship Organisations. They generally receive a grant to help offset the mobility costs of training in another country, such as travel, language preparation and differences in the cost of living.
Their award depends on several elements which vary from country to country.
* The Traineeship may be realized while being a student or being a recent graduate, within a maximum of one year after the graduation
Participation of people with disabilities in the Erasmus + Programme
Under the Erasmus + program, the European Commission has adopted a general policy aimed at integrating people with disabilities into all their activities. The participation of both students and disabled staff in any of the program's activities is encouraged by providing additional incentives. In particular, in addition to the support for travel, accommodation and subsistence available to all participants, these individuals are given the opportunity to subsidize additional costs arising from their needs.
Such expenses may be as follows:
- Escort for travel (to the host country and return) and when staying abroad if necessary
- Special arrangements for moving from the Institution of Origin to the Reception Institution or at the enterprise and locally during the stay abroad
- Housing in an appropriately equipped room (if the student room does not have a suitable room)
- Assistant during the day or even at night
- Patient caregiver
- Help during lessons (to book notes, etc.)
- Medical follow-up (physical therapies, regular medical check-up in the host country)
- Special educational material (Braille system, enlarged photocopies, lecture recording, etc.)
- Medical consumables, as long as they are not covered by the European Insurance Card or a private insurance policy
Interested students with special needs should apply for additional funding, based on the budgeted expenditure of the Erasmus+ Programme of the College. This additional funding will be provided through their foundations by the Lifelong Learning Foundation and will be made available to the beneficiaries on the basis of the Foundation's usual approval and payment process.
Individuals who will receive such additional funding should be aware that these amounts are made available on the basis of actual costs, so upon return they should provide their institution with all the evidence of the extra costs incurred. Based on the final eligible amount to be approved by the institution on the basis of the evidence to be submitted, the final amount of funding will also be determined.
Experiences of students and staff from participating in the Erasmus Programme
Within the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Program, KES College has produced videos with the experiences of both students and staff from participating in the Erasmus+ Programme.
The video was prepared with the help of the students of the “Journalism with Public Relations” Programme under the guidance of their professor Mr. Christoforos Roditis.