Curricular and Extra‐Curricular Programs Supporting Improved International Learning Mobility Experiences: An Emerging Trend in Australia

  • John Molony
Keywords: Australia, Study abroad, Education Abroad, International learning mobility

Abstract

International learning mobility is a strategic and operational priority for both the federal government and the majority of universities in Australia. The typical student experience of learning mobility is a solitary one with little opportunity for students to integrate the experience into the academic and social elements of their student life. This article presents a study based on five cases, which are offered as being indicative of work in the area that holds promise for the strengthening of the Australian learning mobility offering. This study is not comprehensive across the sector and is not presented as being representative. Therefore, identifying the true value of these programs and others like them, as well as identifying the true value of Australia’s international learning mobility, requires major improvements in the way program and participant data is collected and analysed. 

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Author Biography

John Molony

John Molony is Vice President Strategic Planning and Marketing at QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. He has 18 years’ experience in international education management and has worked extensively at the senior level in Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. His interest is in strategy, policy and operations supporting the international learning mobility of Australian tertiary students. 

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Published
2011-08-15
How to Cite
Molony, J. (2011). Curricular and Extra‐Curricular Programs Supporting Improved International Learning Mobility Experiences: An Emerging Trend in Australia. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 21(1), 211-235. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v21i1.310
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