Human being have always been mobile. It was thus natural that it became an important part of teaching, since the Antiquity and the middle age. International mobility is at the center of the Bologna Process. Along to lifelong learning, lifelong mobility is an objective of education, to ensure graduates stay flexible and reactive.
To ensure the quality of mobility programmes, many elements should be taken into account. The quality of teaching in the institutions organising the exchange, a mobility friendly curriculum, the presence of staff specialised in international competence, multiculturalism. For the individual, it a good personal preparation, academically, socially, logistically, for the language and culture etc. If one wants to increase the number of exchange, it is importance to increase staff and infrastructure capacity as not to impair quality.
The European offers many mobility opportunities, but other bilateral agreements can be established. Other foundations also offer mobility programmes.
In the future, many aspects of mobility could still be improved. The administrative services have to support mobility, and be trained for it; the curricula can be adapted to encompass mobility; information should be widely disseminated. It is important tha those mobility programmes not only address students but also teachers.
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