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What is a Youth Exchange?

A youth exchange is a project funded by the European Commission and the Erasmus+ program in which groups of young people from different European countries participate. These projects allow participants to meet in a foreign country and exchange knowledge and experiences related to a specific social theme.

The themes are very diverse. In essence, it’s an intercultural living space where learning takes place through non-formal education over a period of 5 to 21 days. Each national group has a group leader or reference person, usually with previous experience in this type of mobility.

Feel free to consult and/or download our explanatory infographic about Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges.

If you have specific questions about this type of mobility projects, you can contact us via email at, telling us who you are and your questions.

What does it mean to be the group leader of an exchange?

And if I’m not a group leader, what tasks do I have?

Whatever your role, the Mundus team wishes you to make the most of your experience. Now, it’s up to you to make it unforgettable!

How to make a good CV and Cover Letter?

When you’ve found a project you like, to apply for a spot, you should always send us your Curriculum Vitae and your Motivation Letter for that specific project. Both documents must be written in English or in the language of the country you have chosen to do the project.

These documents will be your introduction letter to the host association or hosting organisation, which will be in charge of the selection process. So don’t forget to write them with your target audience in mind: what would they like to know about you?

The design is up to you, but we recommend using the Europass website which has online templates for both the CV and motivation letter in different languages.

Curriculum Vitae

Cover letter