ERIC Number: ED342350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Experiences of ERASMUS Students. Selected Findings of the 1988/89 Survey. ERASMUS Monographs Number 13. Werkstattberichte 32.
This report discusses results of a survey that examined the experiences of 3,212 ERASMUS (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) grant students studying in other Economic Community countries. The study's purpose was to obtain feedback for universities and their departments participating in activities to support student mobility; and provide a basis for evaluation and reconsideration of the program by the Commission of the European Communities and others involved in the decisionmaking and administration of the program on institutional, national, and supra-national levels. Information is assessed concerning students' responses in the following areas: preparation for the study abroad period; advice and support provided by the host university; living in the host country; studying at the host university; accommodations; financial resources and expenses; foreign language proficiency before and after the study period abroad; knowledge of and opinion about the host country culture and society; and academic achievements and recognition of study abroad. Also examined were students' assessments of problems faced during the study period abroad and their integration into the academic and social life of students at the host university. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Program Evaluation, Student Costs, Student Development, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Student Reaction, Student Welfare, Study Abroad, Surveys, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: ERASMUS Bureau, Brussels (Belgium).; Kassel Univ. (Germany). Scientific Center for Professional and Univ. Research.