‘Too much risk’: why Erasmus students are shunning Brexit Britain

With no UK funding guarantees, English language learners are heading to Ireland – while their British counterparts are left in limbo, reports The Guardian.

When Julia Quirós Rodríguez, from Cadiz, in Spain, dreamed about doing a student exchange under the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme she always imagined coming to the UK. But her university warned her off Brexit Britain, and she is studying at the University of Galway, in Ireland, instead.

Rodríguez says Erasmus “has always been my dream” – her uncle was one of the first Spanish students to benefit from the scheme when it launched more than 30 years ago.

Students of any subject can do an Erasmus year, but it is language departments, many of which are already struggling to attract enough students, that have most to lose.

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