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Career Relevance

Career Relevance of Learning Abroad


The Importance of Study Abroad for Employability

In today’s globalized marketplace, nearly every organization has an international component. Whether you plan to join a small local company, a government agency, an educational institution, or a multinational corporation, you must prove that you can adapt to a globally connected workplace. Employers increasingly expect candidates to demonstrate exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints. Learning abroad is one of the best ways to gain this experience and differentiate yourself from others. 

percentages of alumni who believe study abroad helped careers


Study Abroad Options that Strengthen Employability

Learning Abroad offers a range of experiences in which to gain experience and hone your employability. Choose from diverse course offerings with experiential assignments specific to your degree, career goals, and personal interest. Consider combining coursework with an internship, service-learning or research experience to gain direct experience, academic credit and develop professional skills and contacts.

Education abroad experiences can fit into your academic program, inform your future career, and accelerate your professional development goals. Which learning abroad program will you choose to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed in the 21st-century job market?  Explore the ways you can utilize learning abroad to strengthen your employability. 

Ability to work in a team, Effective interpersonal communication, Ability to learn new ideas quickly, Ability to embrace differences, Professionalism, Ability to identify, define and solve problems