Determinants and impacts of student mobility: a literature review


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Author: Rodrigues, Margarida


This report reviews the existent evidence on the factors that determine the decision to study abroad and the impacts of that decision at the individual level. Three findings are well established in the literature: first, students with highly educated parents and having previous international exposure are more likely to study abroad; second, students consistently report personal development and improvement of language skills as the most important result of this international experience; third, while there is no evidence that the study period abroad lead to salary gains or higher-level...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Students; International education; Teaching and learning; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Literature review; Student mobility; Educational mobility; Educational background

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012

Physical description: 27 p.

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Resource type: Report

Rights: Copyright European Union, 2012. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

Document number: TD/TNC 109.1075

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