Elia Exchange is the acclaimed programme from Elia that bridges the gap between the academic and business worlds for the benefit and prosperity of the language industry.
Our mission is to prepare the language professionals of tomorrow by:
• Creating invaluable and innovative opportunities for first-hand experience for translation students, to complement their studies.
• Connecting and joining forces with the academic institutions that offer higher education degree programmes for the language industry.
• Helping language companies acquire staff that are more skilled and adept at responding to the rapidly changing needs of the industry.
This is achieved through three interlinked mechanisms:
The EE Database promotes internships, matching students’ interests and career plans with internship opportunities at language service companies.
EE Forums are held in-country to promote cooperation and dialogue between local industry stakeholders including academic institutions and language service companies.
EE Memorandum of Understanding
The EE Memorandum of Understanding is the backbone of Elia Exchange internships and ensures that language service companies apply best practice to provide valuable student experience.
Elia Exchange is open to industry stakeholders with an interest in working collaboratively and cooperatively to benefit the future of the language industry.
With 30+ Academic Members from 17 countries, 20 National Coordinators covering 33 countries across 4 continents and 165+ students on the database, Elia Exchange is the leading programme from Elia that addresses the recognised talent gap in the language industry.
For more information and to register, go to the Elia Exchange website.
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Elia Exchange is available to Elia members that demonstrate their commitment to the EE Memorandum of Understanding through the EE Code of Conduct.
Improve the employability prospects of your students through access to a network of industry partners, a wider range of internship opportunities and a way of attracting new students.
Go to www.elia-exchange.org to find out more and to register to become an Academic Member. Membership costs €150 and lasts for 12 months.
Secure your future as a language professional and access additional opportunities to prove your value to a potential employer.
To register with Elia Exchange, go to www.elia-exchange.org/student-application.
University of Antwerp, Gent University, University of Leuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Tuzla
University of Osijek, University of Zadar, University of Zagreb
University of South Bohemia
University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland
Université de Haute-Alsace, University of Strasbourg
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
University of Vilnius
University of Montenegro
Universidade do Minho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
University of Novi Sad
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, University of Prešov, Comenius University in Bratislava,
Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice
University of Ljubljana, Univerza v Mariboru
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya
University of Leeds, University of Portsmouth, University of Surrey, University of Westminster