INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILITY – CROATIAN EXPERIENCE WITH ERASMUS PROGRAM
Faculty of Law in Osijek (CROATIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Page: 2256 (abstract only)
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:In the past decade, European higher education area and European research area was created, and the whole decade was marked by the implementation of Bologna Declaration. The strategic document of the European Commission, Europe 2020, sets a national goal for EU members: at least 20% of college graduates must pass through mobility programs up to the 2020. By definition, international student mobility is any form of international mobility which takes place within student's program of study in higher education. Particularly important aspect of this mobility is the international student exchange which has been accelerated by the need to get international education necessary to prosper in the globalized economy and society. But what today's students know about mobility? What are their motives, or barriers to participate in international exchange? The purpose of this paper is to discuss the experience of the University of Osijek with the Erasmus program, to describe the attitudes of the students of the Faculty of Law in Osijek towards international student exchange. With the goal of profiling students of the Law Faculty in Osijek, and measuring their past experiences (student mobility status) as well as important criteria for making decisions about participation in such projects in future, survey was conducted among the student population.
Keywords: International student mobility, Erasmus program.