The Erasmus+ programme aims at enhancing the quality and reinforcing the European dimension of higher education as well as at increasing student and staff mobility. It enriches students’ lives not only in the academic field, but also in the acquisition of intercultural skills and self-reliance. The ERASMUS University Charter was awarded to Shannon College in 2006 and since then, Shannon College has been an active participant of the programme. In 2014, the Charter was again awarded to Shannon College and the college is participating in the recently launched Erasmus+ programme.
Over 50 students completed their Year 2 Work Placement in Europe each year. Shannon College has over 40 partner hotels across seven countries in Europe (Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and the UK); where students can complete their Year 2 Work Placement.