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Date(s) - Feb 3, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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COST Action 15130: Study Abroad Research in European Perspective (SAREP)



Final Joint Working Group Conference




3-4 February 2020


COST Offices

Avenue Louise 149 – 15th Floor










Monday, 3 February


Morning session


9.30-12.30: Management committee meeting


12.30-1.30: Networking lunch


Afternoon session


1.30-1.45: Welcome & conference opening


1.45-2.45: Keynote address

Ewa Krzaklewska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

‘Erasmus and youth mobility in Europe – on the case of participants of multiple Erasmus Programme stays abroad’


COST Action 15130, 2016-2020: Situating SAREP’s contribution in Study Abroad Research – Presentations by our Working Groups (Session 1)


2.45-3.45: WG3 – Social networks and integration during residence abroad

Henry Tyne, Via Domita University Perpignan / Paolo Ruspini, University of Geneva


3.45-4.15: Coffee


4.15-5.15: WG4 – Individual differences in study abroad outcomes

Rosamond Mitchell, Southampton University / Kata Csizér, Eötvös University, Budapest


5.15-5.45: WG5 – Interculturality and diversities in stays abroad

Anu Härkönen, Turku University of Applied Sciences





Tuesday, 4 February


Morning Session


Study Abroad and the ERASMUS+ programme in Europe: Perspectives from the SAREP Project (COST Action 15130)


9.30-9.45: Opening

Martin Howard, Chair, SAREP Project



Nicole Tracy-Ventura, West Virginia University

‘The value of a long-term perspective when researching study abroad outcomes’



Ana Beaven, University of Bologna / Josep Maria Cots, Lleida University

‘“I wish for my life to have that kind of lifelong learning of languages”: developing a plurilingual identity during Study Abroad’


11.15-11.45: Coffee



Christof Van Mol, Tilburg University

‘International student mobility labour market outcomes: is selectivity an issue?’

Roundtable discussion


13.00-14.00: Lunch


Afternoon Session


COST Action 15130, 2016-2020: Situating SAREP’s contribution in Study Abroad Research – Presentations by our Working Groups (Session 2)


2.00-3.00: WG1 – ‘Measures and methods of input and second language proficiency/development’

Jonas Granfeldt / Marianne Gullberg, Lund University


‘Studying abroad and language performance: assessment issues’

Rob Schoonen, Nijmegen University


3.00-3.30: WG2 – Linguistic and cognitive factors impacting language development Carmen Pérez-Vidal, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


3.30-4.00: Coffee




4.00-4.45: SAREP’s contribution and post-Action directions for the future – Roundtable discussion

MC Chair / Vice-Chair / WG Leaders: Martin Howard, Carmen Pérez-Vidal, Jonas Granfeldt / Marianne Gullberg (WG1), Henry Tyne (WG3), Rosamond Mitchell (WG4), Anu Härkönen (WG5)


4.45-6.00: Celebration of SAREP outputs to date; final thoughts and closing

Sample outputs to date (introduced by Martin Howard)

Jonas Granfeldt & Marianne Gullberg

LANG-TRACK APP Project, funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation


Book launch

Carmen Pérez-Vidal, Sonia Lopez-Serrano, Jennifer Ament & Dakota J. Thomas-Wilhelm (eds) 2018. Learning context effects: Study abroad, formal instruction and international immersion classrooms. EuroSLA Studies

Launched by Mireia Trenchs Pereira


Paolo Ruspini 2019. Migrants outbound. London: Transnational Press

Launched by Anne Marie Devlin


Anne Marie Devlin (ed) 2020. Study abroad and the Erasmus+ programme in Europe. Special issue of Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education 5,1

Launched by Claudia Borghetti


Martin Howard (ed) 2019. Study abroad, second language acquisition and international education. Bristol: Multilingual Matters

Launched by Nicole Tracy-Ventura



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