Students and teachers visit other countries on a regular basis, to participate in projects and courses or in vocational training. Technical College Reykjavik is an active participant in the EU‘s Erasmus+ programme which supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
The benefit of foreign relations is to gain understanding of the subjects and studies in an international context and to gain the invaluable experience of living and working in another country.
Every year, Technical College Reykjavik sends students and teachers abroad to participate in projects and courses or in vocational training for their studies at the school.
One of the major benefits of foreign relations is students gaining understanding of the subjects in an international context and getting a better overview of their opportunities for the future. The experiences gained by living and working abroad is also a very important factor.
Each student can apply for 2–24 weeks of studies abroad by arrangement and agreement.
Ingibjörg Rögnvaldsdóttir, Head of the Information Center, is in charge of international collaboration. She assists students, teachers and other employees in finding schools and courses abroad, as well as preparing papers and managing contacts.
Ingibjörg also answers questions about internships abroad and advises on the application process.
Strategy and Goals
Technical College Reykjavik offers students a first class education that benefits them in the business and industrial sectors, as well as preparing them for post graduate studies at university level, both domestic and abroad.
Europe has largely become one business sector and young people completing their studies want to have the opportunity to work and live in different places around the world, gain exciting experiences, learn new customs and practices that enrich their lives and community. Technical College Reykjavik strives to offer its students that opportunity.
The VET mobility Charter is a certification of good education and mobility training projects.
The Icelandic Erasmus+ National Agency, The Icelandic Centre for Research – RANNÍS recognizes the ability of Technical College Reykjavik to organize and execute good learning and training projects. There is a demand for high quality projects of the parties who receive certification.
It is also important for the organization to implement policy on international cooperation, and the Technical College has published its international policy.
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