Dr. Karen Ali, head of the Education and Student Service Center, informs us that 299 students from the TU/e went abroad in the calendar year 2007 for their studies. The exact portion of them that have done internships is alleged to be difficult to distill. It is not always clear whether it concerns a project or a study at a foreign university.
The survey also shows that 62 percent of the students aspire for a learning period abroad. Students indicate that the main reason for an international internship is the opportunity to develop as a person. According to twelve percent an internship abroad looks good on a CV. Reasons for staying in the Netherlands are widely different. Thirteen percent of the students is strongly attached to their own environment. Others (four percent) find foreign internships too expensive or too much of a hassle (three percent). The largest group (eighteen percent) indicate that they are not sure whether an internship abroad is something they would like./.