Addressing inequality in study abroad opportunities

Mike Rayner*, Thomas Webb, Ruth Sibson, Jacob Tingle

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It has become commonplace to believe that international student mobility has a wide range of benefits at different levels. For individual students, there are presumed benefits regarding their personal development and labour market returns. For higher education institutions, a high level of mobility among students—incoming and outgoing—is a sign of prestige and quality. However, undertaking a physical overseas mobility still reaches only a minority of higher education students, in spite of a number of structural reforms. For example, Europe has benefitted from the Erasmus + scheme whilst the United Kingdom has subsequently implemented the Turing Scheme as a result of Brexit. Nonetheless, there are still evident inequalities that higher education students face in relation to considering an opportunity to undertake a student mobility abroad. This chapter considers the barriers that students face when considering student mobility abroad and discusses institutional and social opportunities that can be embedded within the development of an overseas mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Sport Management Education
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy, Curriculum and Implementation
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781003355076
ISBN (Print)9781032408699
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport Business and Management

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