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  • Effectiveness of Skill Development through Undergradu-ate Global Mobility Programs——A case study of Tsinghua University   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Shuangmiao Han, Zhou Zhong, Hongyu Li
  • ABSTRACT
  • This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of skill development through undergraduate global mobility programs of Tsinghua University, a leading research university in China. Based on an analysis of over 300 self-evaluation reports of participants and 22 in-depth interviews, this study shows that exchange students have a positive evaluation on their performance and outcomes of the exchange programs. The findings suggest that international exchange programs have an irreplaceable role in developing students’ core lifelong learning skills such as cultural adaptation, intercultural communication, and critical and creative thinking. These skills are essential to the UNESCO four pillars of education: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together, and learning to be. Moreover, it also helps universities to become truly global institutions.
  • KEYWORDS
  • Higher Education; Global Mobility; Exchange Program; Skill Development; Tsinghua University
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