PLOTEUS: Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout the European Space

By November 04, 2006

The Internet is often a great place to find information and advice on how to pursue your education or get training in the European Union. But it is often hard to know where to look and how to piece together information into results you can use. PLOTEUS, a site managed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, now makes it possible. Clicking any of the categories brings up a questionnaire where you can enter your choice of country, type of training or employment, and language of instruction. Needless to say, the range of possibilities is impressive! Once the search results are displayed, you simply click the link you want.

Imagine you are a university student wanting to go to Bavaria (Bayern) in Germany to study architecture and urban planning in German. Here is what you would get:

Since there is more to life than studying, PLOTEUS also offers a category on “Moving to a country” where you will find all of the information you need to prepare for your trip and get settled once there: general country information, finding accommodation, legal framework for studying and working, cost of living, and everything regarding social security and taxes!

Let’s say I want to find out everything there is to know about student life in the Cork region of Ireland. Here are the results from PLOTEUS:

Users are invited to participate in keeping the site’s content regularly updated and fresh by indicating useful links under “Recommend a site.”

Now you have no excuse for not taking the leap and going abroad!

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