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Promoting intercultural awareness among European university students via pre-mobility virtual exchanges

  • Marie-Thérèse Batardière University of Limerick
  • Marta Giralt University of Limerick
  • Catherine Jeanneau University of Limerick
  • Florence Le-Baron-Earle University of Limerick
  • Veronica O’Regan University of Limerick
Keywords: pre-mobility preparation; online intercultural exchanges; internationalisation


For more than 30 years, the Erasmus programme has given thousands of higher education students throughout Europe the chance to live and study abroad. For many, this sojourn in a foreign country is an extraordinary learning experience which enriches their language and (inter)cultural learning process. However, for others, this opportunity is undermined by cultural shock or lack of preparation. (Click here for Supplementary Video: 'Ready, Mobility, Go!')

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