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Literature on Guidance in Mobility



Publication en langue française sur la mobilité

- Portraits de jeunes en mobilité internationale: enquête réalisée par le CEREQ et l'agence Erasmus+ (Génération 2010). L'observatoire Erasmus +, numéro1. Pour en savoir plus...
- Etude d'impact nationale: mobilité européenne et valorisation de l'apprentissage (2014). enquête du CEREQ et de l'agence Erasmus française sur les impacts de la mobilité des apprentis.Pour en savoir plus...
- Etude d'impact: mobilité européenne et retour à l'emploi. (2014); Etude réalisée par la société Kaleido Scop et l'agence Eramus France sur les impacts de la mobilité transnationale des des demandeurs d'emploi. Pour en savoir plus...

Publication multilingue

Journal of International Mobility. Moving for Education, Training and Research: il réunit des contributions scientifiques qui ont trait à toutes les dimensions de la mobilité des personnes dans le cadre de l'éducation et de la formation en Europe et dans le monde.Ces contributions concernent aussi bien l'enseignement général et l'enseignement supérieur que la formation professionnelle initiale et continue et contribuent à mieux comprendre les conditions et l'impact de la mobilité internationale.
  • Numero 1: Les mobilités encadrées de type Erasmus.
  • Numéro 2: La démocratisation de la mobilité européenne et internationale
  • Numéro 3: L'impact économique et social des mobilités.
  • Numéro 4: Mobilités et compétences : validation et reconnaissance (A venir)
Pour en savoir plus....

Publications en langue anglaise

- The Erasmus impact study (regional analysis) European Commission, 2016. A comparative analysis of the effects of Erasmus on the personnality, skills and career of students of European regions and selected countries. Read more....

Books


- Multicultural Guidance and Counselling

Theoretical Foundations and Best Practices in Europe. Edited by Mika Launikari and Sauli Puukari
This handbook consist of readings of both enduring insight and immediate relevancy introduce the practice and the underlying theories of multicultural counselling from a European perspective. Publication is only available as a pdf-document. Printed publication cannot be ordered. Read more...

- A Career in Your Suitcase

a practical guide to creating meaningful work, anywhere
Jo Parfitt & Colleen Reichrath-Smith (Authors)
A 'how to' manual for the career oriented person wanting to thrive wherever he or she may be living in the world. Read more...

Articles


- Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions

Understanding Workplace Values Around the World.
With access to people working for the same organization in over 40 countries of the world, Hofstede collected cultural data and analyzed his findings. He initially identified four distinct cultural dimensions that served to distinguish one culture from another. Later he added a fifth dimension, and that is how the model stands today. Read more...

- Beyond Babel

Linguistic and intercultural skills for tomorrow, Read more...

- Immigrants in Europe

Larger flows of immigrants into European labour markets increase the probability of upward career mobility for native workers as well as the probability that they will launch a new entrepreneurial activity. Read more...

- Immigration and the knowledge economy

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in the Washinghton Post Opinion. Read more...

- Why don't UK students make friends with those from overseas?

Most students mix only with people from similar backgrounds. Should universities do more to encourage integration? Read more...

- New report overviews international students in Europe

A complex picture of the policies and strategies of European countries and universities to attract international students is painted by a new report from the European Commission. Read more...

- How Social Media Can Enhance Study Abroad

A debate was started recently about whether social media has hurt study abroad, in part prompted by a commentary in The Chronicle. While I agree that technology has changed the way we look at study abroad and the way students interact while overseas, I don’t agree that it will lead to fewer cultural or transformative experiences for students while abroad. Read more...

- Skills Gap or Disconnect? Translating Study Abroad Experiences to Workplace Skills

Less than a year ago when I was fresh out of college starting my job search, I was disheartened by the lack of emphasis employers put on my study abroad experience. More often than not, my five months in Europe were discounted as a holiday or “social experiment” as opposed an educational endeavor, the experience overlooked in favor of GPA and the rigor of my courses. Read more...

- Erasmus Academic Nice Network

Supporting the European effort to foster lifelong learning and lifelong guidance, as well as to develop quality and professionalism in career guidance and counselling. Read more...

- EURASHE Policy Paper on Mobility

The result of the Work of EURASHE’s dedicated working groups which developed the paper and extensive consultations inside the structures of EURASHE. Read more...

- NAFSA Supporting international mobility

Usefull resources from an American point of view. Read more...

- NAFSA Supporting education abroad

practice resources and publications (USA). Read more...

- One hundred advices for future EVS volunteers

100 Consejos para futuros voluntarios Europeos
Booklet with advices from former Spanish volunteers to youngster looking to do an EVS project.
PDF, Spanish - Read more...

- Who Studies Abroad, Who Stays Put and Why

While 56 percent of students in the United States said they’d like to head overseas, only 20 percent of young Britons said the same. The perceived barriers were largely the same: students from both nations felt they didn’t have adequate information about options, and were also worried about finances, visas and homesickness. On the other hand, most did not see language barriers as a big deal. Read more...

- Rethinking the Bottom Line for Internationalization: What Are Students Learning?

For many, if not most, institutions, “success” in internationalization is a bit of a numbers game. It is defined by the number of students going abroad, the number of international students and the amount of revenue they generate, and the number of campuses abroad or courses offered with an international focus.
But what do these numbers mean for student learning? Although many colleges and universities cite producing “global citizens” as a goal, few have a clear set of learning outcomes associated with this label, a map of the learning experiences that will produce this learning, or an assessment plan in place to determine what students are actually learning and what that means for curricular improvement. Clearly, institutional performance and the student-learning perspectives can be related to each other, but one cannot assume causality in either direction. As anyone who has tried to assess student learning knows, a given set of institutional activities or the participation rates in various courses or programs does not tell you anything about what knowledge students are obtaining. Read more...

- Measuring and Assessing Internationalization

Green contends that whatever the array of goals a given institution may choose to measure the success of its internationalization efforts, the question of whether or not those efforts are enhancing student learning should feature prominently. There is no doubt, she argues, that assessing student learning is the more challenging of the two measurement frameworks and the least rewarded in terms of prestige and rankings, but that does not negate its importance as a measure of institutional quality. The challenge is to create a measurement and analysis approach that integrates multiple dimensions, measures, and assessment tools to accurately reflect the contributions of internationalization. Green establishes a terminology for professionals both inside and outside the United States to clearly understand the complex concepts by using different units of analysis: measures, metrics, and indicators. Read more...

- Transfer 3: themanummer gap year

Steeds meer scholieren willen er na hun eindexamen een jaartje tussenuit. Dat kan positief uitpakken voor een studieloopbaan, zo blijkt uit onderzoek. Maar heeft een gap year ook nadelen? “Een jaartje op het strand op Bali liggen gaat je waarschijnlijk geen grote inzichten verschaffen.” In het nieuwe nummer van Transfer volop aandacht voor dit fenomeen in opkomst. (Netherlands, Dutch only) Read more...

- Immigration professionnelle et étudiante: la France cible les profils hautement qualifiés

«Il s'agit, d'abord, de repenser nos dispositifs de sélection en les centrant plus sur les étudiants de niveau master et doctorat. Il s'agit, ensuite, de tenir un discours clair: venir en France pour étudier, c'est venir en France pour réussir», a indiqué Manuel Valls. (In French only) Read more...

- Andres Oppenheimer: Obama’s big item in Mexico — student exchanges

Forget all the headlines about immigration, security and drug issues during President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico last week: the most important (and least noticed) result of his trip may have dealt with an entirely different topic — student exchanges. Read more...

- The immigration solution the nation needs

By ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: As an immigrant and as the former governor of California, I feel very, very strongly that this country must address our broken immigration system. Yes, it’s a debate about national security and economics — but even more, this is a conversation about what our country means to us, and what we want it to mean to others. Read more...

- 10 Common Mistakes Made While Studying Abroad

the following is a list of those everyday things we may need reminders of now and again while studying abroad. No one wants to come home wishing they had spent their entire semester differently. Read on for advice on avoiding the 10 common mistakes made while studying abroad. Read more...

- The 50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time

Memorable travel quotes are like messages found on the beach; beautiful, timeless, and read at just the right moment. I travel to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home. I hope you’ll find similar inspiration in these quotes. Without further ado… Read more...

- 25 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently When I Studied Abroad

Even still, now that I am a few years out of college and into the "real world," I can look back on my study abroad experiences with a new perspective and see even more things I wish I had done a little bit differently. Becoming more involved in my host community and immersed in the host culture and language were two big stand-outs, but there a number of things that I now realize I could have done to really maximize my study abroad experience. Read more...

- Erasmus loans for masters students will greatly expand mobility

The ‘Erasmus Master Student Loan Guarantee’ is one of the entirely new proposals to support the higher education sector – along with the extension of Erasmus mobility to the world and the creation of Knowledge Alliances to promote more intensive cooperation between higher education and business – in the European Commission's proposal for the next generation of education and training support, Erasmus for All. Read more...

- Is there an identity crisis in international education?

There is clearly a desire on the part of many UK institutions to emulate Australia’s success in attracting significant tuition fee revenue, gaining international diversity within the student cohort and enhancing student mobility and research collaboration. Read more...

- Relatieve stijging inkomende studenten in NL groot

Vorige week verscheen weer een prachtige uitgave van OCW: "Kerncijfers 2008-2012", met een keur aan grafieken. Onderstaande viel me in het kader van het bericht op NU.nl extra op. Het laat zien dat Nederland blijkbaar in de afgelopen 10 jaar relatief gezien zeer aantrekkelijk is geworden voor buitenlandse studenten. Het gaat hier overigens om een relatieve toe- en afname. Het Verenigd Koninkrijk heeft in absolute zin veel meer inkomende studenten. In Dutch only. Read more...

- SER: Nederland moet meer zijn best doen om buitenlandse studenten te binden

Het is belangrijk voor de welvaart, de economie en het hoger onderwijs dat Nederland internationaal talent weet te werven en te binden. Meer gezamenlijke inspanningen zijn nodig van bedrijven, overheids- en non-profitorganisaties, onderwijsinstellingen en de overheid om buitenlandse studenten binnen te halen en te behouden. De werkgelegenheid en tekorten op de arbeidsmarkt dienen daarbij meer dan tot nu toe leidend te zijn. The Netherlands, only in Dutch. Read more...

- Fines for accepting too many exchange students

Government forces Danish universities to pay nearly DKK 100 million in fines, for not balancing incoming and outgoing exchange student numbers. Read more...

- Foreign applicants aren’t stopping

UK settlement not on agenda for most, poll shows
Just one in 17 prospective international students sees settling permanently in the UK as the main aim of a university education in the country, a survey has found.
The ability to work while studying is a bigger draw for such students than post-graduation employment rights, the research also shows. Read more...

- Sharp decline in foreign student numbers

A steep decline in foreign students coming to study at UK colleges and language schools has prompted fears of a knock-on effect on universities. Read more...

- Networking Tips for Young Professionals in International Education

As a young professional in international education, networking is one of the most important things you can do to help advance your career. Knowing your goals, with whom to talk, timing, and what to say is an art—and an important one at that. Read more...

- Chinese Students Adjust to American Education

When East meets West, differences abound. The differences between Chinese and U.S. education matter in both countries, as students from the People’s Republic surge onto American campuses. A new book by Jin Li, Cultural Foundations of Learning: East and West, argues that the two systems fundamentally diverge: our Western education aims to convey knowledge to comprehend the world, while Chinese schools stress learning as a means to develop inner virtue. New York Times columnist David Brooks celebrates this supposed Chinese approach, crediting it with “awesome motivation explosions.” Read more...

- Postgraduate students flood in from more nations

As befits its high standing in the academic world, the UK draws postgraduate students from more than 150 countries, representing a high and steadily rising proportion of all students in British universities. The question of whether many PhD and other postgraduate students from developing countries stay on to work in the UK is not simply answered. That is partly because there are no relevant follow-up employment statistics and partly because the UK has not used its regulatory system to encourage the practice, as the United States has done. Read more...

- Sharp rise in foreign PhD enrolments in Scandinavia

Almost 17,000 foreign students are studying for PhDs in the five Nordic countries. These students comprise a significant proportion of the more than 70,000 foreigners enrolled in higher education, and their numbers have more than doubled since 2005. Read more...

- Benefits of Interning Abroad

When Danielle Hemsley graduates this spring, she will have not just one, but two, internship experiences to put on her résumé—one of them in Spain. Last summer Hemsley spent eight weeks in Valencia working for Farmamundi, an international nongovernmental organization (NGO), in its Área Logistica Humanitaria (ALH), which is involved in international disaster relief efforts. Her work involved market research about English-speaking NGOs that might be potential customers. Read more...