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International Journal of Educational Researchers 2013, Vol. 4(2) 11-29

Organizing Successful Foreign Students Exchange

Ivanka Shopova & Ekaterina Arabska

pp. 11 - 29   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2013.007

Published online: July 01, 2013  |   Number of Views: 99  |  Number of Download: 113


Abstract

Students exchange activities in the global world we are living in now will become more and more popular and searched for not only by students on their own but also by universities’ management as a part of joint degree programs and the opportunities they give for transferring innovations, increasing competitiveness and expanding markets. This paper presents the most important factors influencing the process of training students from abroad (particularly exchanges between countries with very differing cultures) concerning the significance of social integration and intercultural communication. An investigation into good practices being presented by Bulgarian Human Resources Development Center (as the coordinating body in Bulgaria of the European Lifelong Learning Programme) was accomplished and the main points of reserch were identified. Three types of questionnares were prepared - for teachers, for administrative staff and for students. The results were summurized and analyzed according to the research topic. Some curricula development principles are proposed and recommendations are given concerning development of both student-oriented and competence-based programs which is not fully in its essence adopted yet as an approach in many countries and sometimes misunderstood.

Keywords: : students exchange, higher education, social integration, intercultural communication, curricula development, student-oriented and competence-based learning


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Shopova, I. & Arabska, E. (2013). Organizing Successful Foreign Students Exchange. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 4(2), 11-29.

Harvard
Shopova, I. and Arabska, E. (2013). Organizing Successful Foreign Students Exchange. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 4(2), pp. 11-29.

Chicago 16th edition
Shopova, Ivanka and Ekaterina Arabska (2013). "Organizing Successful Foreign Students Exchange". International Journal of Educational Researchers 4 (2):11-29.

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