Author: Sibylle Ratz and Christine Penman
Date of Publication: February 2014
Series Title: Scottish Languages Review
Notes: Issue 27
Internationalisation is a key thematic area which the Higher Education Academy in Scotland is seeking to develop. This study contributes to previous research on the benefits of studying abroad by demonstrating how students form graduate attributes whilst abroad and how these developments can be documented in a module set by the home university. The paper shows how this module has the additional benefits of preparing students for their study abroad and supporting their development whilst abroad. The research focusses on contributions made by language students of Edinburgh Napier University during their first three months abroad in 2012 and 2013.
Keywords: Internationalisation, Study Abroad, Year Abroad, Residence Abroad, Graduate Attributes, Student Support