Erasmus+

Welcome To Erasmus+ 2017-2018!

Since 2014, DSU and John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) have partnered to provide academic exchange opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. In 2015, DSU hosted one faculty member and four students from KUL during a 10-day visit. In 2016, four students, one faculty, and one staff member from DSU went to KUL for a 10-day exchange.
In spring of 2017, KUL applied for and received Erasmus+ funding from the European Union. The Erasmus+ program is the European Union program for education, training, youth, and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020. It offers opportunities for mobility (travel) of students, staff, and faculty. DSU is one of three partner universities in the United States with an Erasmus+ partnership with KUL.
CONTACT
Michelle Johansen
Coordinator
Union 204; DSU Box 3232
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
P: 662.846.4170
F: 662.846.4580

International Travel Information for DSU Students and Faculty

DSU Student Mobility for Erasmus+ 2017-2018 in Poland

Duration

Students will attend KUL’s summer semester (mid-February to June 2018).

Eligibility

Students must be majoring in Biological Sciences, Computer Information Systems, English, or Psychology and be in good academic standing, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Finances

Program participants will received 750 Euros per month to cover the cost of housing, meals, and personal expenses, plus 820 Euros towards travel to and from Poland. (Current exchange rate is $1 = 0.85 EUR)

Application

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and two finalists will be selected. The final admissions’ decision will be made by KUL. Students will be notified of the decision between November 15 – 30, 2017.

Please email Michelle Johansen, Study Abroad Coordinator, at mjohansen@deltastate.edu for application materials.

Erasmus+ Timeline

  • October 1-31, 2017 — DSU students complete application
  • by November 15, 2017 — DSU student candidates chosen by DSU Erasmus+ Selection Committee and approved by DSU Provost and President will have applications forwarded to KUL Erasmus+ Selection Committee
  • by November 30, 2017 — DSU candidates will be notified of KUL mobility approval
  • November-December 2017 — Administrative support provided to DSU student with regard to pre-departure preparation/organization of mobility and travel documents
  • mid-February —June 2018 — Realization of DSU student mobility (travel and study abroad)

All Erasmus+ applications must be received by DSU Study Abroad Coordinator by October 31, 2017.

DSU Study Abroad Office

Michelle Johansen, Study Abroad Coordinator

Union 204 ● DSU Box 3232 ● 662-846-4170 ● mjohansen@deltastate.edu

DSU Faculty Teaching Mobility for Erasmus+ 2017-2018 in Poland

Duration of the Mobility

  • The duration of the proposed mobility should be planned for seven days: five business days stay and two additional days for international travel to be executed between January and June 2018.
  • Faculty member submitting a proposal is required to conduct at least 8 hours of teaching activity during the five business days at host institution.

Faculty Eligibility

  • Tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track
  • Teaching in the following degree programs: Biological Sciences, Computer Information Systems, English, or Psychology
  • Approval from department/division chair and dean

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form endorsed by the Department/Division Chair and Dean
  • CV (2 pages only)

Please email Michelle Johansen at mjohansen@deltastate.edu for application materials.

Erasmus+ Timeline

  • October 1-31, 2017 — DSU faculty complete application
  • by November 15, 2017 — DSU faculty candidates chosen by DSU Erasmus+ Selection Committee and approved by DSU Provost and President will have applications forwarded to KUL Erasmus+ Selection Committee
  • by November 30, 2017 — DSU candidates will be notified of KUL mobility approval
  • November-December 2017 — Administrative support provided to DSU faculty with regard to pre-departure preparation/organization of mobility and travel documents
  • January-June 2018 — Realization of DSU faculty mobilities

Finances

  • DSU faculty selected will receive 980 Euros for individual support (expenses while at KUL) and 820 Euros for travel (travel to/from KUL) from the Erasmus+ program. (Current exchange rate is $1 = 0.85 EUR)
  • The funds will be paid out to the traveling faculty member upon arrival in Lublin, Poland in cash in Euros.

Expected Outcomes of the Program

The program activities are expected to produce the following outcomes:

• Broaden the understanding of practices, policies and systems in education, training or youth across countries;

• Impact the internationalization of our curricula, education, and our service activities at the departmental, college, and campus levels;

• Increase global competencies of students, faculty, and staff;

• Increase capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernization, and international opening within their educational organizations;

• Greater understanding of interconnections between formal and non-formal education, vocational training, and the labor market;

• Greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic, and cultural diversity;

• Increase ability to address the needs of disadvantaged;

• Increase opportunities for professional and career development; and

• Improve foreign language competences.

Eligible Activities Abroad

The host and home institution shall ensure that the visiting faculty’s contributions will be an integral part of a current curriculum at the host institution. Priority will be given to activities which

•will support  the development of new teaching material

•will lead to the strengthening of the link between home and host institution

Submission of Applications

  • All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and ranked.  The chair of the DSU selection committee will give the recommendations to the Provost and President who will make the final selections.
  • The list will be shared with the host institution in Poland, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. The host institution will make the final approval of proposed teaching activity.
  • Applicants will be notified about the application decision within four weeks after the application deadline by the chair of the selection committee.

Pre-Requisites of Participation:

  • The home and host institution must have agreed in advance of the program of the activities to be delivered by the visiting faculty members in a Mobility Agreement – prior to the start of the mobility period.
  • These agreements define the target teaching outcomes for the teaching period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions, and list the rights and obligations of each party. Faculty member must sign the agreement in order to be eligible to participate in the exchange.

All Erasmus+ applications must be received by DSU Study Abroad Coordinator by October 31, 2017.

DSU Study Abroad Office

Michelle Johansen, Study Abroad Coordinator

Union 204 ● DSU Box 3232 ● 662-846-4170 ● mjohansen@deltastate.edu