MOVE at the SLLS International Conference in Scotland

MOVE has travelled to Scotland recently. A member of the University of Luxembourg team presented a paper at the “SLLS International Conference: Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Longitudinal and Lifecourse Research”, which took place between 11 and 13 October 2017 at the University of Stirling.

The presentation put a focus on student mobility and highlighted the differences between short- and long-term mobile students from the lifecourse perspective. One of the main findings was that both, degree and credit mobile students, describe and evaluate the movement abroad as influential in their lives. However, while degree students do it always in positive terms, credit mobile students are ambivalent. They relate to loss of autonomy after moving back to parental home. This reversed transition leads to frictions, with the self and parents, as once being autonomous credit students have to give it up or shift their aspiration to become “fully” autonomous for later.