Journal of Qualitative Research in Education

e-ISSN: 2148-2624
The Opinions regarding the Program of the Students Going Abroad in the Scope of the Erasmus+ Exchange Program
Mehmet KUCUKCENE, Sait AKBASLI
10.14689/enad.26.7

Abstract: The present research aims to examine the opinions of Erasmus+ exchange program students going abroad with the program as part of their experiences. Descriptive phenomenology, one of the qualitative research designs, was used in this study. Thus, open-ended opinion forms, which were answered by 14 students who went abroad in the 2016-2017 academic years with the Erasmus+ exchange program were analyzed by content analysis. The data obtained from the participants were handled under three themes: information acquisition and application; overseas process; contribution, expectation and suggestion. The findings obtained in this study suggest that it is important for the coordinators to keep the interaction with the students at the highest level to run the program in a healthier way. Besides, it is recommended that informative meetings are held at universities about exchange programs for students and that the peers participating in the Erasmus+ exchange program are given a voice in the meetings.

Keywords: Erasmus+ program, internationalization, mobility in higher education

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