Article Details

Article Details

The Erasmus Impact Study: Effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalisation of higher education institutions

Author: European Commission
Date of Publication: 2014

Key messages:

  • More than 90% of the students reported an improvement in their soft skills, such as knowledge of other countries, their ability to interact and work with individuals from different cultures, adaptability, foreign language proficiency and communication skills. 
  • Graduates with international experience are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad 
  • The unemployment rate for graduates with international experience  is 23% lower 5 years after graduation.


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