Student Mobility

‘Student mobility’ is an umbrella term for the range of student geographies, that is, physical movements, relocations, and migrations, which have become a feature of higher education in the 21st century. In the age of globalisation, in which travel and the dismantling of national borders are key principles, the patterns and processes of student mobility in higher education have intensified. To that end, student mobility is often taken to mean ‘international study’ or ‘study abroad’; however, the term is understood in much broader terms than this. Moreover, it is crucial to consider the ways in which more ‘elite’ forms of student mobility (e.g., those involving international mobility and overseas living) exist alongside and relation with more muted and localised mobility practices (e.g., commuting to a ...

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