Australian undergraduate students on the move: experiencing outbound mobility

Dall'Alba, Gloria and Sidhu, Ravinder (2015) Australian undergraduate students on the move: experiencing outbound mobility. Studies In Higher Education, 40 4: 721-744. doi:10.1080/03075079.2013.842212

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Author Dall'Alba, Gloria
Sidhu, Ravinder
Title Australian undergraduate students on the move: experiencing outbound mobility
Journal name Studies In Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0307-5079
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2013.842212
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 4
Start page 721
End page 744
Total pages 24
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract Universities now regard student mobility programmes as a context for their students to acquire intercultural skills, cosmopolitan outlooks and potential labour market advantage. If executed thoughtfully, immersing students in unfamiliar cultural environments and different academic systems can make them aware of their own taken-for-granted practices and assumptions by bringing them into contact with people and issues that broaden their perspectives. Little is known, however, about the preparation and support that students receive to maximise their learning from mobility programmes. Using Bourdieu's writings on forms of capital, field and institutional position-taking, the authors analyse a recent initiative to increase undergraduate outbound student mobility at a research-intensive Australian university against the experiences and perceptions of participating students. They conclude with a discussion of possible improvements to mobility programmes, including greater emphases on broadening student participation and more engagement with academic learning.
Keyword Internationalisation
Student experience
Tertiary education
Cultural capital
Sociology of education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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