This study explores accounts of Polish ERASMUS students who had taken part in a study abroad year in a British university. The objective was to investigate if prior knowledge of studying psychology in one country mediates the experience in another and to discuss how participants found the process of integration in relation to studying in a different country. Focus group interviews were analyzed using a thematic analysis technique. Some challenging contrasting pedagogical and epistemological differences between the two systems emerged and integration between home and ERASMUS students was reported as being low level. Discussions about how these findings can be related to the aims of ERASMUS and the wider remit of internationalization are offered.
Jenny Mercer - Department of Applied Psychology, UWIC, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
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