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Love knows no borders, EU study shows

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Love knows no borders, EU study shows


They say that love knows no borders, now an EU study appears to show just how true that is.

New figures show nearly one in four former Erasmus students met their life-long partner on the European exchange programme.

No data was compiled, however, on the number of short-term partners.

But studying abroad is not just good for your love life.

It can boost job prospects too, according to Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education.

“By participating in the Erasmus programme, young people increase their prospects of employability. The Erasmus students do not run the risk of long unemployment, they will find a job within six months after completion their study.”

Indeed, 64 percent of employers questioned said experience abroad was a key factor in being hired.

More than three million students have taken part in Erasmus since the scheme was set up in 1987.

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