A Comparative Study of Erasmus Students in Three Different European Contexts
The methodology used in the study is a combination of quantitative data (a survey) and qualitative data (an in-depth questionnaire), as well as a language test, which inlcudes both a written and an oral part.
The questionnaire consisted of several Likert-scale (1-5) questions dealing with the following broad topics: citizenship and identity issues, language knowledge and attitudes, interculturality, personal growth, imagined identities and the effects on employability related to the mobility experience.
Interviews were centred on the same topics, with participants being allowed freedom to elaborate their own discourses to account for their expectations and experiences related to their stay in another European country.
The results are still being analysed by now, but differences are expected to be found in the three different settings both in the qualitative and quantitative data.