The Erasmus LLC is on hold currently and is not accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. We invite you to check back next fall for future plans for the 2024-2025 school year.

Erasmus is a year-long course designed to bring together second and third-year students from various undergraduate majors at USF in a shared learning environment, with the option for community living.

Explore Yearly Themes

Explore themes like Conflict and Reconciliation where you will study the psychological, structural, political, and social causes of conflict and its impacts on a variety of communities both in the Bay Area and beyond. In a previous year, we delved into the background of the conflict in Northern Ireland to prepare us for a 10-day immersion trip to Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. We asked questions such as: How do we resolve conflict? What kinds of psychological, cultural, and political changes are needed in order to create peace? We learned theoretical information from the classroom experience, discussed the material as a community, and directly applied information and ideas through various community-based research projects.

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Live Together as a Community

Successful applicants may choose to live in the designated space for Erasmus in the Toler Residence Hall or opt to live elsewhere on or off-campus. You must be enrolled in both Fall and Spring semesters of the course in order to live on campus.

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John Iosefo

John Iosefo '21

Take an Immersion Trip

Our tour guide in Ireland teared up talking about the U.S. diplomats helping to end the decades-long conflict there. That got my gears turning as far as the impact the U.S. can have at home and abroad. I recognized that the U.S. does have a role in changing people’s lives — and it doesn’t have to be with war."

John Iosefo '21

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Fulfill Your Course Requirements

The year long (8 unit) course fulfills:

  1. CORE D: Ethics requirement
  2. Politics Elective credit

Core requirements fulfilled (4 units of elective credit earned):

  • Ethics (Core D)
  • Community Engaged Learning (CEL)


Students who do not register for the course in the Spring term, or who drop the course before census date in either term will be asked to vacate student housing. They are likewise ineligible to attend the immersion trip. Students must maintain an overall grade of C+ and complete all assignments to be eligible for the immersion trip. Limited scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of the immersion program.

Faculty & Staff

Keally McBride, Professor