- Apr 16, 2009
ERASMUS stands for "The European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students". The ERASMUS Program is a program aimed at promoting student exchange which transcends EU country boundaries. Established in 1987, it offered scholarships to students for one-year study abroad at universities in other countries within the EU. By having students experience life amongst foreign culture, and learn in different languages, it supported the nurturing of "European" human resources. During the first 20 years, over two million students experienced study abroad thanks to this system, and that has had a large impact on the shape of EU society and culture.