Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102399
Authors: 
Meya, Johannes
Suntheim, Katharina
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research 215
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of studying abroad on students´ success at university. Using an extensive dataset, propensity score matching is applied to account for possible self-selection into international mobility. Our empirical analysis suggests that a temporary study-related visit abroad significantly improves the final university grade, thus granting a second dividend in addition to personal experience. However, it seems that this effect is mainly driven by selective transferring of grades. Moreover, the study shows that a sojourn reduces the probability of finishing studies within the standard time period, suggesting that this dividend comes at a cost.
Subjects: 
tertiary education
international student mobility
academic performance
grade point average
propensity score matching
JEL: 
I21
J61
J11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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