In 1989, the Executive Committee of the EASA decided to set up, as it
was formulated in their proposal, 'a consortium of anthropology
departments which are prepared to establish a system of generalised
exchange at the level of undergraduate teaching'.1 Eventually
twenty-seven universities joined this programme.2 The idea was that
'every department would send between one and ten second- or third-year
students to other departments, while each participating department
might expect to receive a similar number of students'.