Erasmus+ teacher and staff exchange
Every year around 10 teachers and staff are granted the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ programme: as partners, by visiting us at the Swedish Red Cross University College or, in the case of our own employees, by visiting our partner universities in Europe.
The purposes of the exchanges are manifold; to exchange experiences, working methods and knowledge with the partner universities, as well as to deepen and widen the interultural understanding of the participating parties. Teachers can engage both in lecturing, curricula development as well as academic discussions with other teachers. Non-teaching staff typicall engage in "job shadowing" and exchange of experiences within their field of expertise.
The Erasmus+ exchanges typically vary between two days and a working week and here at the SCRUC we carefully select the activities in which the incoming participant takes part in, based on their objetives and requests. For each incoming teacher or administrative staff a personal schedule is made so that the participant gets the most out of the experience as possible during their stay with us.
Those who have been nominated to participate in Eramus+ exchange with SCRUC are warmly welcome to contact our International office at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate periods and contents of the exchange.
We kindly ask our visiting teachers and staff that they leave us a short written reflection of their stay upon completion of their exchange.
Travel arrangements Erasmus+
Flight tickets and getting here
As part of the Erasmus+ programme you are responsible for arranging your own flight tickets, transportation as well as your accommodation. We ask you to inform us about your arrival and departure dates once you have booked your ticket to and from Stockholm. You can reach us at email@example.com.
There are several ways to get from Arlanda airport to the city. There are many public transportation alterantives that will take you to the Central Station:
- The Arlanda Express train is the fastest means of public transportation, and it goes directly to Stockholm City without any stops. This train takes about 20 minutes and costs 280 SEK one way, or 540 SEK return.
- The SL commuter trains run approximately every 30 minutes during working hours and make a stop in Stockholm City. This travel takes about 35 minutes and costs 162 SEK.
- Flygbussarna, flight transfer buses, are the cheapest alternative for reaching Stockholm. During working hourse the run approximately every 10 minutes. They take about 50 minutes to Stockholm City and cost 128 SEK.
- Several taxi companies are available on site, such as Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Kurir. Uber is also available at the airport.
For travels within the EU you will not need to apply for a visa. However, make sure to bring your passport with you even if your airline doesn't require it.
You are responsible to make sure that you are covered by insurance during your stay at the Swedish Red Cross University College. Please make sure to bring your European health insurance card.
Practical information Erasmus+
Getting around in Stockholm
The Swedish Red Cross University College is located in Flemingsberg, a southern suburb of Stockholm, in Huddinge Municipality. The nearest commuter train station is Flemingsberg.
Stockholm has an extensive public transport system and you can find more information about it at the SL homepage. In order to use the public transportation system in Stockholm you need an SL Access card (commonly called 'SL-kort'), which can be bought in convenience stores such as Pressbyrån or 7Eleven, located by the underground stations or around the city. If you are going to use public transport a lot (which you probably are), the most economic option is to get a period ticket. These tickets give you unlimited travel for 24 hours, one week, 3 months etc. Remember to keep your card available for controls.
Other options of public transport in Stockholm include commuter trains, local trains (for example ‘Tvärbanan’, ‘Roslagsbanan’, ‘Nockebybanan’), a tram (from Sergels Torg/T-Centralen to Djurgården, via Kungsträdgården, the National Museum, the Wasa Museum and Skansen), and ferries (Slussen to Skeppsholmen and Djurgården).
The currency used in Sweden is Swedish krona (SEK). Cash is rarely used in Sweden and many stores are 'cash free' so we highly recommend that you mainly use your card. All services, including taxis and admissions to museums etc., can be paid by card.
Computers and internet access
On the first day of your stay at the university college you will be provided a username and password in order to access the SCRUC network. Printers and copy machines are available.
There is no university canteen at SRCUC but there are various cafes and food courts around the SRCUC area. If you would like some lunch company, you can order your food to go and bring it to SCRUC. The common lunch time is between 12 pm and 1 pm.
The Swedish Red Cross University College is affiliated with the Södertörn University Library, located at the same campus.
Religious meeting places
The official language in Sweden is Swedish and this is also the language within higher education. However, an increasing number of programmes and courses at universities are run in English. At SRCUC a number of courses are currently offered in English.
In general the knowledge of English in Sweden is good and you should not have too much trouble communicating during your stay here.
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