Domestic and international student retention continues to be a key priority among Australian universities and indeed worldwide. While many institutions have a focus on increasing degree completion rates, little attention has been given to the impact of overseas student mobility on student engagement and its role in student retention strategies. This e-poster will discuss research referencing the relationship between student retention and mobility, with consideration to the diversity in students’ socioeconomic and academic backgrounds, motivations and learning behaviours, as well as the diverse range of overseas experiences provided by institutions. This innovative research will propose a model to highlight the potential ways in which mobility offices may collaborate with faculties and student success staff to develop an integrated approach to actively engage and retain students through participation in overseas mobility experiences.
By exploring the transformative outcomes of mobility programs in this e-poster, you will understand the similarities to the critical factors and determinants of student success and retention at universities.