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Title: Intercultural And Professional Skills in Student Mobility to Boost Employability
Authors: Sierra Huedo, Mª Luisa ORCID SCOPUSID
Foucart, Jennifer ORCID
Keywords: Intercultural competence; Soft competencies; Higher education; Short mobility programs; Assessment; Internationalisation; COVID19
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2022
Publisher: Immigrant Institutet
Citation: Sierra-Huedo, M, L., & Foucart, J. (2022). Intercultural And Professional Skills in Student Mobility to Boost Employability. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 22(3), 01-12.
Abstract: The internationalisation of higher education institutions is mainly focused on mobility programs. Increasingly programs try to improve the intercultural learning of their students through internationalising their curriculum and assessing their intercultural experiences. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the acquisition of intercultural competence and professional skills of higher education students during a specific short Erasmus+ mobility program. Thirty-two students came from four different countries and fields of study: Spain, Belgium, France, and China. A specific teaching methodology was used to promote the development of intercultural and professional competencies. A mixed methods approach was developed to collect data. The results showed that the students acquired intercultural competence and important professional skills. They improved their awareness of the importance of working in multicultural teams and settings; for 100% of them, this was just the first step in a developmental process. The participants reflected on their intercultural learning experiences and learned how to reflect and learn about intercultural and professional misunderstandings using coping mechanisms to face these issues.
ISSN: 1404-1634
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