With the recent growth in the numbers and types of student mobility programs with the South, there has been increased debate on the effectiveness of such programs in developing global citizens and on their contribution to development results.
Universities Canada is currently studying mobility in North-South partnerships, particularly the outgoing mobility of Canadian students. Through research, consultations and policy dialogue, we are identifying and documenting promising practices in student mobility programs implemented by Canadian universities as part of their internationalization strategy and examining the success factors behind them.
Student mobility – collection of papers
Increasing student mobility is a priority for Canadian universities. This new collection of papers presents original research carried by Drs. Rebecca Tiessen and Kate Grantham that explores the opportunities and challenges involved in meeting that goal. They focus specifically on Canadian university North-South student mobility, whereby Canadian students travel to countries in the Global South for educational purposes including studying; doing practicum placements (co-ops, volunteering or experiential learning), or combining study and practicum work.