Hans-Georg van Liempd, Laura Howard and Hans De Wit

Hans-Georg van Liempd is President, European Association For International Education and International Strategist and Senior Programme Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Laura Howard is a lecturer in the Department of Didactics of Language and Literature of the University Of Cádiz, Spain, Vice President, European Association for International Education and Vice President, Compostela Group Of Universities. Hans De Wit is Director, Centre for Higher Education Internationalization at the Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy and Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

What is the impact of a study abroad period for students on a personal and academic level? Does an exchange programme or an internationalized curriculum make graduates more employable and better able to understand the global social issues we are facing, in particular the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals?