At Galway Technical Institute (GTI), a college of further education in the western capital, opportunities for study or work placement abroad are offered on about 75pc - and growing - of its post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses.
Recent school-leavers starting a one-year course in GTI this month will have their passports stamped before their course finishes, thanks to Erasmus .
According to Pliny the Younger, Berber king Juba II sent an expedition to the Canary Islands and Madeira; he named the Canary Islands for the particularly ferocious dogs (canaria) on the island.
Juba II and Ancient Romans referred to the island of Tenerife as Nivaria, derived from the Latin word nix (nsg.; gsg. nives), meaning snow, referring to the snow-covered peak of the Teide volcano.
The city is capital of the autonomous community of Canary Islands (shared with Las Palmas), sharing governmental institutions such as presidency and ministries.
Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927, Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands.
GTI has built Erasmus into its offering to students, and courses on which placements are available include business, fashion, elite soccer, health and therapy, IT and art in a range of countries, including Finland, Poland, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
Getting an Erasmus placement is not automatic and students must apply and go through a competitive process.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is the second to have been founded on the island, and is the third of the archipelago.
The city of La Laguna was capital of the Canary Islands before Santa Cruz replaced it in 1833.
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The 1977 collision of two Boeing 747 passenger jets at Tenerife North Airport, resulting in 583 deaths, remains the deadliest aviation accident in world history.