The last study visit took place on 27th and 28th of February at our associate partner - Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU). A feedback collected from a university outside of the European Union was extremely valuable, in order to explore the differences and the methods to handle Erasmus+ students.
During the study visit at the University of Latvia (February 3-4, 2020), 6 sessions were carried out by Viktoriya (EUF) and Saruul (UM) - 4 individual sessions with the Head of International Relations, a manager at the Personnel Management department, the Acting Vice-Rector at UL and the Head of Mobility division. The 2 small groups sessions were with the Admissions division – full time international students and ESN representatives.
During the 4th study visit at the University of Warsaw 6 sessions were carried out by Viktoriya (EUF) and Beate (University of Latvia) - 5 individual sessions with mobility staff from different categories and departments of UW (Head of HR, IRO staff members, Head of Welcome desk) and 1 session with 2 representatives from the student union of UW and ESN Warsaw, respectively.
The EuroRail ticket prize that FESC offered to a student who took part in the student survey came as a Christmas present. The student had the occasion to visit several European destinations during the Christmas break and feel the festive spirit of the different places. Even though we cannot see a face at the picture, we were ensured that the smile and the eyes are full of this unforgettable experience!
The first FESC study visit for 2020 and third for the project took place in Groningen at Hanzehogeschool Groningen. The visiting partners were EUF and the University of Warsaw. Different International Department Coordinators participated in the discussion on what competencies should the staff members dealing with student mobility should have. Moreover, the FESC team met the Vice-President of the University who is responsible for the global Internationalisation strategy.