Preparing your students for work placements abroad: skills to succeed

What you’ll learn

International work placements provide great opportunities for students to develop their intercultural and transferable skills, but are they always as effective as we think? Research has identified a gap between the skills we presume students pick up and those actually attained from placements abroad. This course provides a complete, scalable set of tested interventions – including pre-departure trainings, guided reflections and follow-up measures – so that you can support the attainment and enhancement of vital skills during students’ international work placements.

  • Tangibly support student development before, during and after their work abroad
  • Learn which intercultural and transferable skills can and should be acquired
  • Assess and discuss drivers, challenges and implementation at your own institution

How to get the most out of this course

This course will offer a great deal of concrete guidance to academic staff and administrators who are interested in maximising transferable skill building and intercultural learning among students participating in work placements abroad, particularly for those interested in the curricular integration of work abroad.

This course has been offered previously under the title:  Maximising the added value of work placements abroad.

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