Erasmus exchange program for a senior physics bachelor.

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Hi all,
I'm a phys junior in Spain thinking of doing my final undergrad year in another country in the EU, assuming I maintain my grant status in my senior year. My uni offers an exchange program at Copenhagen university which really caught my eye. There are many final year electives/grad courses that aren't offered at my current institution and I think it would be a good opportunity to get my foot in the door for a phd and/or masters

Does anyone have experience studying abroad through the Erasmus program? Any general info/guidelines for physics exchange students would be really helpful. I'm a bit worried about course equivalence. For example: General Relativity and a course on electronics are mandatory senior courses, while in copenhagen they're grad courses/aren't offered at all(at least I failed to find a similar undergrad electronics course). I suppose my university wouldn't offer an exchange program with them if senior year wasn't considered equivalent right? I wouldn't want to have to take on another year as an undergrad because I'm missing one or two courses. I suppose my faculty is the best place to ask this, but I'm home for vacations now and I'm a bit impatient. :)

I've spoken with some fellow countrymen from other careers that have gone on an Erasmus trip, but all they can tell me is how much they partied, learned about their host country, etc... zilch on academic matters.
 
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I went on the Erasmus program to University College Dublin and I would highly recommend it. For me it gave me the opportunity to dodge the incredibly dull (in my opinion) subject of statistics and get the opportunity to do some of the other subjects that my home university didn't do.

So go for it.
 
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Thanks for the input. Was statistics a mandatory course or an elective? Did your home university give you any problems for not having taken said course on an erasmus trip? Because that's my main worry: not getting a full year of course work recognized at my home institution.
 
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Unfortunately statistics was mandatory but I was allowed to be a lot mire free in Ireland.
 
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I see. I have a mandatory circuit theory course in my 4th year, but I'd much rather be taking something like QFT or some kind of lab course. Guess I'll have to speak with my uni to be sure its not a problem.
 
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I missed out quite a lot of stuff that I should be taking and it wasn't a problem for my university.
 

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