Posts Categorized: Mobility

13 Jan 2016

Crafting better crisis management strategies

Since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris last November, many higher education international offices, faculty, students and parents have been concerned about study abroad. While several crisis management policies and procedures address how to handle student and faculty behavioural issues, currency devaluations, strikes, etc, few have expressly addressed preparing for or responding to terrorist attacks…. Read more »

06 Jan 2016

How to build intercultural interaction

Internationalisation at Home (IaH) aims to give all students intercultural and international competences. The majority of college students don’t have the opportunity to travel. Students that do get to travel often fail to develop relationships with local students. International students are, in many ways, an untapped resource for IaH. Designing programmes that foster intercultural interaction is a… Read more »

15 Dec 2015

Understanding the international student experience

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the largest student association in Europe. We support students at the local level in host institutions and advise outgoing students, but we also advocate for the general improvement of exchange programmes in Europe. For the past 10 years, ESN has carried out a survey – with over 129 000 responses… Read more »

11 Dec 2015

Beyond recruitment and mobility: Internationalisation at Home

Today (and yesterday) on the EAIE blog, we are highlighting the winter issue of the EAIE’s member magazine Forum on the theme of Internationalisation at Home. While mobility may still reign as a key aspect of internationalisation, it is by no means the only one. Coined in 1999 within the EAIE, Internationalisation at Home is… Read more »

10 Dec 2015

Staff exchange programmes and campus internationalisation

Today and tomorrow on the EAIE blog, we are highlighting the winter issue of the EAIE’s member magazine Forum on the theme of Internationalisation at Home. While mobility may still reign as a key aspect of internationalisation, it is by no means the only one. Coined in 1999 within the EAIE, Internationalisation at Home is… Read more »

13 Aug 2015

Can you build a global perspective in your students with only a short-term stay?

You may know about the four P’s of marketing, but do you know the six P’s for successful international programmes? In Workshop 15 at the EAIE Annual Conference in Glasgow, Building global perspectives: high-impact, short-term study programmes, we will introduce you to the six P’s and show how they can help your programme transform participating students, even… Read more »

02 Jun 2015

Tips for travel: international mobility for disadvantaged students

In recognition of the aspirations of disadvantaged college students for international mobility, many institutions strive to organise field schools, offering an opportunity to engage with foreign cultures and communities. The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute created an opportunity for 11 students to travel to Honduras. For some, it was their first time leaving home;… Read more »

28 May 2015

Making hidden competences visible

Study abroad can be marketed as a means for students to gain valuable skills that they may not otherwise acquire. These skills raise their profile among potential future employers, just as study abroad opportunities make a university more appealing in the eyes of the student market. But what exactly are the competences that employers identify… Read more »

26 May 2015

Resourcefulness and mentoring for underrepresented populations studying abroad

There is much we can do to improve our efforts in mobilising socio-economically challenged students, so that they too may reap the benefits of study abroad. Texas Christian University invests millions of dollars in scholarships for Community Scholars; underprivileged high school students from a range of underrepresented populations. The aid TCU provides goes beyond finances;… Read more »

06 May 2015

Empowering student mobility: Who takes care of student housing?

Securing a chance to study abroad is a big step for students, but if they don’t have anywhere to live, it may end up a missed opportunity. Should student accommodation be regarded as the institution’s responsibility, or are students expected to locate an affordable solution, in a learning-conducive environment? Uniplaces, the world’s first crowd-funded scholarship for mobile… Read more »