Do you wonder how you can participate in the professional and personal evolution of your students?
As a school principal or responsible for the international exchanges department, do you know the real importance of foreign mobility? Today, a resume can be very valued if the candidate has an experience abroad. According to Erasmus+, “In 2005 and 2006, more than 41 000 students registered in higher education in France made mobilities across Europe”. And what about your students?
By encouraging internship international mobility in your institution, your students will be able to acquire new professional and personal skills.
A new professional experience
International mobility can allow your students to enrich their professional experience. For them, making an internship or studying abroad will allow him to leverage his knowledge, previously acquired within his studies in your intinstitution.
Moreover, the fact of joining a company or a foreign university will make them become familiar with new ways of working.
Furthermore, your students, while being in a different environment, will develop a greater ability to adapt. They will know how to take better account of future professional situations. The professional assimilation of your students in a foreign environment will be beneficial for a better employability in companies. This way, this employability will enforce your institution’s image, because recruiters will distinguish your students’ capacity to join their companies. Also, this professional or academic experience will need a full discovery of the foreign country’s language. Your students will have the chance to learn a new foreign language that will be added to their resume and their language and communication skills, which is very significant for many company recruiters today.
A new professional experience
On another note, international mobility increases their personal skills. These skills, even if they are less visible, you will know how to distinguish them in a professional environment. Many of the situations they encounter thanks to their experience abroad will allow your students to outperform the tasks they will be asked to do.
These different positive experiences will make them develop their own confidence and mental strength. Moreover, your students, while being far away from their habits, will evaluate themselves in a different and self-sufficient way.
This independence will allow them to acquire a great autonomy in their way of working. Thanks to the immersion they will make in a foreign country, each one of them will be able to discover a new culture, which will enrich their personal experience. Living in a country with many lifestyles will allow the students to accept and exchange with different individuals. All these skills can be qualified as emotional skills and allow a greater understanding and integration in a foreign country. The different behavioural evolutions of your students will be useful for their insertion in a professional and social environment. Indeed, thanks to the means you will deploy for international mobility you can consider a guaranteed professional and personal evolution in your students.
Organize your mobility
There also exist different ways to organise your students’ mobilities. Many scholarships are granted to institutions to set up international mobilities for students. An example is the Erasmus+ scholarship or your local scholarship, as well as Mobi Trainee’s support.
Then why do not encourage international mobility in your institution? Our expert staff can help you organise and manage your internship mobility projects. Do not hesitate to contact us and make a free cost estimation through our website.