Short-term International Mobility: Transformative or Touristic?

Martin Selby

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There is plenty of debate regarding the merits or otherwise of short-term student mobility. It is common for both researchers and practitioners to be sceptical of short-term student mobility, some even dismissing it as tourism. However, recent reports provide evidence that short-term mobility may confer greater benefits in terms of some intercultural skills than longer-term mobility. The author of this blog considers the critique of short-term mobility. He discusses whether the critique is valid, and argues for a more holistic view of short-term mobility, highlighting elements of best practice.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog published by European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Media of outputEAIE Website
PublisherEuropean Association for International Education
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2018


  • student mobility
  • tourist experience
  • short-term international mobility


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