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Master Thesis

Erasmus France/Italie : une forme d'exil ?

Abstract : This thesis will focus on the Erasmus exchange program (EuRopean Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students). Two destinations will be studied: France and Italy, in order to carry out a comparative study focusing on the decade 2007-2017. This is due in particular to an enormous on-site research conducted both with students who were in university exchanges in one of the two countries at the time of writing this project or who were in the past.
We will try to understand who is leaving, what they are getting out of, what they are learning for themselves and others, what the impact of this mobility is from both an educational and psychological point of view (the student is sometimes confronted with an unexpected division, transcending oneself, discovering emotions for which - often - he is not ready). It is this self-discovery offered by mobility like the Erasmus we are focusing on. It is a time that allows young people to ask questions about their identity in order to position themselves socially by finding their place in relation to others (both for assimilation and for differentiation).
So many aspects that we will face that will lead us to see that Erasmus is a break in our daily lives and with what is foreseeable. It's a journey both geographically and internally. A mobility like Erasmus seems like a pilgrimage, a junction with itself, which constantly explores the student's place in the world and in society.
In this research project we will highlight many trends that occur during the journeys (euphoria, nostalgia for the land of origin and what the students left behind. Then comes the moment of discovery and encounter with this new land and with its inhabitants before being accepted into a third phase.) The Erasmus student, exiled, then reaches his ultimate goal: to regain his social status. We will see that at the end of this last phase, when the time has come to return - inevitable or almost so - the student may feel deported (exiled) a second time as he is forced to "uproot" himself from his host country, by people with whom he has forged strong ties.
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Mélina Kalfas. Erasmus France/Italie : une forme d'exil ?. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2018. ⟨dumas-02944350⟩



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