12Does International Mobility Really Increase Students’ Intercultural Competence?

Anne Bartel-Radic and Marie-Estelle Binet


In the context of growing globalization, more and more people are internationally mobile, whether professionally or in their private lives. Over the last two decades, study abroad programs have been made available to more and more students in higher education, in Europe notably thanks to the Erasmus program. International student mobility has been strongly encouraged by public education policies because of its contribution to human capital in the context of the contemporary global knowledge economy (Guruz, 2011). Overall, international student mobility receives very positive feedback from students, future ...

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