International work placements or internships, as they are generally known, are gaining more and more importance in the context of internationalization of higher education and globalization of our (professional) world.

Traditional international work placements, where the learner travels to the company abroad, are not always feasible for all students because of financial, geographical, social or other reasons. For those physical placements abroad that do happen, there are also a number of difficulties to overcome, mainly related to a lack of communication between the student, the foreign company and the institution for higher education.

Virtual mobility, or ICT-supported interaction to realize international collaboration, offers possibilities to address these issues. This website presents the results of the EU-VIP project. This project looked at how virtual mobility can support or even enable international work placements.

This website wants to address the three stakeholders that are involved in an international work placement: the higher education institution, the student and the receiving company or organization.