Guardian Education

The Guardian: Fees discount helps students study abroad

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Across Europe, students have been getting to know each other this way for years: 3.7 million students each year take part in an Erasmus exchange, a mind-opening year of foreign study and fiestas.

But although we Brits were invited to the Erasmus party, we haven’t bothered to turn up: fewer than 1% of outgoing Erasmus students are British. It would seem that students in the UK prefer to stay on our small island, surrounded by home comforts and fellow English speakers.