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It depends. If you will be studying in the host country’s language, it is expected that you have a minimum knowledge of the language before you go.
Many universities in Northern Europe, offer a number of courses in English language, so fluency in a language is not always required. It will very much depend on where you choose to study.
Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILCS) are specialised language courses in the less widely used and less widely taught European languages. If you are intending to spend your Erasmus period in a country with a language other than French, German or Spanish, you could apply to attend an EILCS course.
EILCS courses are undertaken directly prior to your Erasmus activity, and you may receive extra funding for participating in an EILCS. Many Universities who offer their courses in English, also offer beginners classes in their native language.
Homesickness on erasmus exchange?
You think that it is even possible? This might be funny to read for most students, but for some it is a real problem. They will probably not admit it but they feel lonely.
It is an adjustment problem – related to culture shock and loneliness you will experience in first few days on erasmus exchange. You come to a new country with different culture. Students on erasmus from all countries experiences it.
It happens when you change the environment and you are not quite ready.