Education, mobility and citizenship
An anthropological study of educational migration to Denmark
Within the last decade, Denmark has become a popular destination for a new type of transnational migrants - young people from the developing and post-socialist countries who travel abroad on educational programmes for the purpose of social and economic mobility.
This project examines how these migrants experience three different Danish educational programmes, which provide one of the few legal gateways for foreigners to enter the country. Focusing on youth as an empirical and analytical category, the project brings together three key concepts: education, mobility and citizenship.
The project consists in the following sub-projects:
- Literature review: The new field of educational migration
- 'Cultural learning: Filipina au pairs in Danish homes'
- 'Apprenticeships: Ukranian trainees in Danish agriculture'
- 'Formal education: Nepalese students in Danish colleges'Cultural learning: Filipina au pairs in Danish homes
The project, which lasts from 01.09.2010 - 31.08.2013, is located at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University (DPU, AU), and will be conducted in close collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (DA, UC).
Project description (pdf)
The project is financed by The Danish Council for Independent Research.