Article Details

Article Details

Student perspectives on going international

Author: Go International
Date of Publication: 2015

Key messages:

  • Developing independence and intercultural understanding, and an increased likelihood of working abroad long term were the most commonly reported realised benefits. Few long term negative impacts were reported.
  • Very short mobility periods resulted in similar impacts to longer periods of mobility, suggesting that it is the experience of being abroad rather than the activity undertaken that is critical. Almost all students who had been mobile wanted to experience further mobility.
  • Many students who had spent a period of time abroad reported increased commitment to their degree programme.


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