Erasmus during Corona Times – Look Back at Academic Year 2020/21

Academic year 2020/21 was extraordinary in many ways and brought, besides other things, limited travel possibilities. Despite this, almost 500 VŠE students spent their semester abroad (152 in winter semester 2020 and 312 in summer semester 2021). At the same time, more than 300 students from abroad spent their exchange at VŠE.

Although in some cases the teaching took place online, students evaluated their last years’ exchanges abroad as an amazing – both life and educational – experience. Their experiences and photographs are shared on the website Erasmus during the Corona times, on Instagram vse_studyabroad and on Facebook VSE Study Abroad. It was also their enthusiasm that contributed to an enormous increase in applications for exchanges in the following academic year – in the February round, the number of submitted applications exceeded the number of last years’ applications, which were submitted back in “before Corona” times, by more than 200.

At the moment, more than 350 students from abroad are expected to come to VŠE in winter semester 2021 and approximately 480 VŠE students should spend a semester at one of our partner universities abroad. International Office currently organizes information lectures and seminars for both groups of students, which should prepare them for their life and studies abroad.

More information about applications for the Exchange Programme Abroad can be found here.