I am currently on my year out and have been looking into doing an Erasmus/Socrates exchange next year.
I have been looking at Venice and was wondering if any of you knew much about it or have participated in an exchange with them.
Technically it is possible to go and study anywhere in the EU. Has anyone ever tried to organise an exchange to a university with which their own school has yet no organised exchange programme?
In general, what do you think of exchanges? I have heard from some that students returning from a year abroad are at a disavantage, being relatively unprepared for their final year in the home university. And does anywone know of mature students who have done Erasmus?
Any advice would be welcome.