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The Erasmus international mobility programme represent a significant step in a student’s
development. In the past decades, millions of European students gained experience and lifelong learning
period from prestigious universities abroad. Erasmus students are seen as independent people, curious
about cultures and languages, open to new ideas and especially predisposed to become entrepreneurs.
This study was designed to identify the entrepreneurial attitude of Erasmus students in order to ascertain
the contribution of international mobility. For this purpose, the expectations of international students
who benefited from the Erasmus Plus Programme were compared to the level of satisfaction after
completing the international mobility programme at Institute of Business Administration (IAE), University
of Sophia Antipolis, Nice. Factors that most influenced students’ departure in Erasmus mobility are
academic and professional opportunities abroad. The data for this study was collected using a questionnaire
and sent in collaboration with International Relations Office of IAE Nice. The results indicate that
international mobility had a high impact on student’s self-confidence and relational skills. Regarding
professional and social life, the entrepreneurial attitude was increased by the Erasmus experience.


Entrepreneurial attitude, Entrepreneurship, International mobility, Erasmus.


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