Spotlighting Student Mobility: Internationalization Project Showcases Exchange Semesters through Instagram Reels created by Students


This semester, a group of passionate Intercultural Management (ICM) students teamed up with Alexandra Maurer, the International Coordinator for Incoming Exchange Students, on an exciting project that aims to highlight the impact of student mobility. Led by Jasmin Ruppitsch, a dedicated fourth-semester ICM student, the team embarked on an engaging initiative that utilized Instagram as a platform to showcase the experiences of students during their exchange semesters.

Through a series of captivating visual stories on Instagram, the project captured the essence of student voices from various parts of the globe, including Spain, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, and Mexico. Each story offered a glimpse into the exchange students' lives, featuring campus walks, snapshots of local life, and invaluable tips about living and studying in a new country.  

Through this student-driven project, the International Relations Office at CUAS emphasized the significance of internationalization and empowered student voices, providing a platform for them to share their unique stories and perspectives. By utilizing Instagram reels, a popular and visually appealing medium, the project has successfully captured the attention of a wide audience, spreading the message of the transformative power of student mobility – tips from students to students!  

Experience the journey of student mobility through the lens of Instagram reels and witness firsthand the transformative impact it has on students' lives. Let their stories inspire you to embark on your own study abroad adventure, embracing new cultures, forging lifelong friendships, and broadening your horizons:

The project serves as a testament to the success of CUAS (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences) in establishing a robust network of partners for student mobility. CUAS has been instrumental in implementing student exchange programs, including the renowned Erasmus exchange semester and short mobility programs like BIPs (Blended Intensive Programs). These initiatives have opened doors for students to embark on life-changing experiences, broaden their horizons, and immerse themselves in different cultures.  

ICM team: Jasmine Ruppitsch, Keischnigg Katja, Pidhaina Vladyslava, Kaloian Arseniia.  

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, fostering internationalization and student mobility is more important than ever. CUAS, in collaboration with dedicated students and the International Relations Office, continues to pave the way for educational and cultural exchange, nurturing global citizens who are equipped to thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape. For those interested in exploring study abroad opportunities at CUAS, a wealth of information can be found at the following link: