Outgoing students mobility
Full-time and extramural students have an opportunity to study or go for placements abroad for the period of 3-12 months. With the help of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the study period in a foreign country is fully recognized at Klaipeda State College. While choosing partner institutions for Bilateral Agreements special attention is given to compatibility of study programs to facilitate the recognition later. Outgoing students participate in selection process where their linguistic skills for studies/practice abroad are evaluated by means of proficiency test. Their motivation and grades are included into evaluation criteria. Functioning of LLP/Erasmus programme and all practical information (process on selection procedures, financial issues, recognition of study period abroad, necessary documents, etc.) is clearly defined in the internal Erasmus regulations which are accessible on Klaipeda State College’s website. Students are advised about appropriate course options and assessment which are confirmed via a Learning Agreement with the host institution prior to departure. The aim of student placements is to provide a valuable international experience for students which will be recognized as part of their studies and will enhance their employability after graduation. Placement partnerships are established mainly through existing academic links where partner universities and colleges act as intermediary between the College, students and companies/enterprises. A placement contract which details the responsibilities of each partner and the student is signed between the partners. Students are also issued with a job description or learning agreement which includes their individual responsibilities and objectives. Arrangements for guidance are made before the start of the training. Students have to report about the progress of the training and their assignment on a regular basis.