For university students involved in a mobility program it is important not only to develop language skills and academic activities, but also to have the opportunity of experiencing the culture and the traditions of the host country through a non-formal and informal education (volunteering, daily activities related to work, family life or leisure, ‘invisible’ learning experiences).
A thorough reflection on the good practices of quality students’ mobility has not yet been developed and not many ideas have been worked out to implement and test a “European Quality Charter for Mobility”.
To address this problem, EUCA is involved in a European Project called E-QUA (Erasmus QUAlity Hosting Framework); with the aim of improving the quality of students’ mobility through the definition, validation and transfer of quality mobility’s criteria. The main outcome will be an 'Erasmus quality hosting Framework' that will define indicators and criteria for a quality mobility program, its fundamental principles and minimum requirements. This framework could be granted to halls of residence or other hosting structures that meet certain quality criteria. Go to the project website www.equa-project.eu
Read in abstract on www.equa-project.eu or download the Abstract of the Handbook.