increasingly challenging, competitive and globalised employment market,
undertaking an international internship or placement greatly enhances students'
global awareness and refines their communication and problem solving
capabilities. Studying abroad has a positive effect on early career
development. It gives one an opportunity to experience a different culture,
improve social skills and boost one's self-confidence and independence.
ERASMUS is one of the best known international exchange
programs. EFRI joined this program in 2009 and since then, numerous Erasmus
agreements have been signed with higher education institutions from many EU
countries - from Finland to Cyprus; from Portugal to Russia. EFRI is one of the
leading faculties at the University of Rijeka in hosting foreign exchange
students, mostly coming through the Erasmus exchange program. Moreover,
students outside the EU are also coming for exchange through the so called
Erasmus KA107 program, mostly from Russia and Ukraine. Our students can spend 3
to 12 months on Erasmus studies abroad, or 2 to 12 months on Erasmus
The Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS)
aims to promote student mobility among countries which include Central, Eastern
and South-Eastern EU countries and several non-EU countries in the Western
Balkans. Students can spend 1 to 3 months abroad writing their thesis or 3 to
10 months studying and taking exams there.
More about CEEPUS for students please find here.
EFRI is also
a member of the International Business
and Management Program (IB&M), which enables the students to spend one
year at any of the IB&M partner universities in Germany, France,
Netherlands, Finland, Norway and Spain. Furthermore, EFRI signed over 40 bilateral cooperation agreements with
faculties and universities from all over the world. Some of them established a
student-exchange cooperation with us, mostly from South Korea, Japan, Russia,
Ukraine and Kazakhstan.