International mobility – opportunity and problem. Proper preparation for studying at a foreign university
PROJECT NUMBER-2018-1-PL01-KA203-050756. Strategic Partnership in Higher Education.
The Project implementation period: 09.2018 –12.2020
- Wrocław University of Economics, Poland – Project Coordinator
- Hellenic Open University, Greece
- Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine
- University of Pannonia, Hungary
Dorota Kwiatkowska-Ciotucha – Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Main Project Office: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu - Sekcja Obsługi Projektów Rozwojowych
ul. Komandorska 118/120 53-345 Wrocław Poland
Project`s results – three Intellectual Outputs:
- Intellectual Outputs 1: Manual for the university: How to prepare for the reception of a foreign student?
- Intellectual Outputs 2: Manual for a foreign student: What should I know before I go to a foreign study / foreign exchange?
- Intellectual Outputs 3: Syllabus and didactic materials for trainings for universities’ administrative staff preparing for servicing foreign students.
The main goal of the project is to better prepare the University for the Internationalization Process.
Two target groups of the project may be indicated:
- Universities understood as their administrative, scientific and didactic employees;
- students studying at foreign universities (young people pursuing full diploma program within a foreign university and students taking part in the curricula program as part of international mobility).
We plan that, directly or indirectly, the activities organized as part of the project and the results will benefit or will be the goal of these activities, including 1870 people:
- among them will be minimum 870 people directly involved in the project, i.e. a group of 400 students invited to primary research in the project (including 200 students studying at universities in the home country and 200 foreign students), 200 university employees (including decision-makers, administrative employees and teaching staff), 270 participants of dissemination activities carried out in the project – seminars in Poland, Greece and Hungary and a dissemination conference in Poland (university employees, local decision makers, employees supporting students, such as career offices, representatives of student organizations, foreign students);
indirect participants of the project will be people who through the various information distribution channels will learn about the activities carried out in the project and the results developed by the partnership.
The project includes 5 international project meetings, two in Poland (first and last) and one in each of the other partner countries. The result of work:
IO1. Manual for the university: How to prepare for the reception of a foreign student? (leader: WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS)
- the first steps will be taken to develop O1 Manual for universities, followed by EU good practices. Report based on the secondary data;
- preparation of research tools for primary research;
- reports from primary research – survey of foreign students and university employees – both administration and teaching staff;
- testing the solution on the target groups;
- introducing the necessary modifications resulting from the testing stage;
- the final version of the manual.
IO2. Manual for a foreign student: What should I know before I go to a foreign study / foreign exchange? (leader: PANNON EGYET)
- analysis of conclusions resulting from desk research and primary research from the first result;
- development of research tools allowing for taking into account the wide context of students studying at foreign universities;
- testing the solutions on target groups;
- introducing necessary modifications resulting from the testing stage;
- final manual version.
IO3. Syllabus and didactic materials for trainings for universities’ administrative staff preparing for servicing foreign students (leader: HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY)
- preparation of syllabuses and training materials;
- testing of trainings on a group of administrative employees of all partner universities;
- introduction of possible corrections resulting from the testing stage;
- the final version of training.