Linking Student Mobility with Employability: Barriers and Possibilities

From a report on a cross-sector student mobility roundtable, released March 26 by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

University students today are encouraged by both government and universities to incorporate overseas learning experiences into their degrees with the aim of improving employment chances. However, a report released today by The Japan Foundation, Sydney indicates that the links between student mobility and employability are not as clear-cut as they seem.

The report, titled Asia-Informed Student Mobility in the Indo-Pacific Era: Case Studies on Japan, presents an analysis of a cross-sector roundtable discussion on international education experiences that was held in July last year. Japan is one of the most popular destinations for New Colombo Plan scholars, and the report focusses on case studies of student mobility between Japan and Australia, highlighting their relevance for mobility between Australia and its regional neighbours more broadly.

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