Galway Technical Institute first received funding for student mobility under the Leonardo da Vinci programme in 2009. In that year, almost €24K was used to fund six participants. The following year, this number had increased to 47 and a year later had doubled to 100. In 2014, GTI received a two-year Erasmus+ Key Action 1 grant of €534K, which will fund close to 200 student placements. Earlier this year students took part in two-, three- or four-week placements all across Europe.