Study Abroad Makes Students More Employable
Job applicants with international experience will stand out for many reasons, including the following:
Numerous studies confirm the value that employers place upon applicants who have international experience. But what employers are specifically looking for are candidates who have articulated the lessons that were learned and the intercultural and interpersonal skills that were strengthened as a result of studying abroad
- Today’s global marketplace demands increased adaptability, cross-cultural sensitivity, political awareness, and intellectual flexibility
- Globalization’s impact on workers and the workplace has leaped across national borders and transcends cultures
- Employers, especially those doing business internationally, are interested in whether or not a job applicant demonstrates they have developed the requisite skills and sensitivity that make them stand out as the strongest candidate for a particular job
Learn More at a Study Abroad 101 Information session!
Student Studying Abroad
"This past summer my 8th-grade dream of going to France came true. I never thought that it would. I’d always had little replicas of the Eiffel Tower in my room, but I was never convinced that it was real. Going to France allowed me to live my dream, but it also taught me “real life” lessons about myself and about people."
Universite de Savoie, France, Summer 2012
Caitlin studied in the French language and culture program during the summer of 2012 to fulfill requirements for her French minor.