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The survey launched this month in Brussels, in the presence of the European Commission, student organisations and the higher education community, and seeks to investigate experiences of the study abroad period from a student perspective in order to generate evidence-based recommendations for higher education institutions and stakeholders. To gain a comprehensive understanding of study experiences the survey addressed several target groups – Homecoming Erasmus students, Local students without study abroad period, Current exchange students and Homecoming trainees. Collectively the sample yielded the highest participation rate in the survey to date, with a total of nearly 25 000 responses. From the main group of homecoming Erasmus students (12,365), 74% were Bachelors and 26% Masters students from 118 countries.
Findings and recommendations along key areas include:
Student migration in Europe
Host Universities Service for International students
International students adapting academically & socially
Post-mobility & re-Integration at Home University
The ESN2016 survey is a complement to European level surveys, and takes the unique approach of relying solely on volunteers and cooperation of over 500 local ESN-sections in 40 countries. It differentiates by building an understanding from the students’ side of mobility, revealing that international experience initiates lasting aspirations in students to shape studies, life and careers across European and global boarders in ‘’an international-friendly campus environment that is non-discriminative, supportive and culturally-diverse’’.
The upcoming ESNsurvey 2017 on the topic ‘Mapping the challenges & enablers of mobility for students with disabilities’ has just been launched as well, and contributions are welcomed here- www.esn.org/ESNsurvey2017
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