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The Perception of the One-Semester International Academic Mobility Programme by Students of Computer Science

  • Marek Milosz
  • Elzbieta Milosz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)

Abstract

Increase in student mobility is one of the objectives of the European Union (EU) and many other countries of the world. This mobility is meant to increase the ability and flexibility to acquire knowledge and skills by students, get them used to the freedom of movement of people and services, and educate them in the area of international and multicultural cooperation. The EU, through a number of programmes (especially those grouped in Erasmus+), supports such mobility organisationally and financially. The article presents the results of research among students of Computer Science (CS), aimed at detecting their perception of the opportunity to participate in a one-semester international academic mobility, i.e. to study abroad for one semester. The survey covered almost all undergraduate CS students of the Lublin University of Technology at their fifth semester, when they take decisions to apply to go abroad for one semester. We analysed their overall assessment of this type of travel, the level of the perceived usefulness of the experience, the concerns and risks associated with it and the students’ interest. Some elements of the research were differentiated for Polish and foreign students. The results of the tests are not conclusive, because despite the generally positive perception of the programme, a relatively small percentage of students declare their willingness to take part in it.

Keywords

International student mobility Perception of usefulness Risks and concerns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceLublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland

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