Title: Evidence on study abroad programmes: Data and indicators
Authors: DI PIETRO GIORGIO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC119964
ISBN: 978-92-76-16430-2 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30107 EN
OP KJ-NA-30107-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC119964
DOI: 10.2760/040340
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: There is a large consensus among policymakers and scholars that spending time abroad during university studies is highly beneficial to students in terms of their professional and personal development. This calls for an increasing amount of resources to be channelled to support students willing to study abroad. However, this significant investment in international student mobility programmes needs to be accompanied by a systematic monitoring of who studies abroad and what are the effects associated with studying abroad. The availability of appropriate data and indicators is essential to be able to do this. This paper provides an overview of existing national and international data sources on international student mobility. Both administrative and survey data are considered. It also looks at the wide range of indicators that have been used to measure participation in study abroad programmes and its effects on labour market and non-labour market outcomes. Suggestions about new indicators covering dimensions that perhaps have been overlooked or under-explored are given.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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