Studying abroad can help you stand out from peers

From Chicago Tribune, October 18, 2013

A year or semester of study abroad can help college students learn a language, get immersed in a new culture and broaden their understanding of the world.

It may also help them get a job.

Stacie Berdan, co-author of a new book, “A Student Guide to Study Abroad” (the Institute of International Education, $14.95), as well as an international careers expert, said that in a global economy, employers increasingly value study-abroad experiences.


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Studying Abroad Could Give You An Edge In The Job Market

cnn-articleFrom CNN, April 4, 2014

Studying abroad could make recent graduates more marketable while job hunting

When Ashley Blackmon sat down for her job interview for a marketing position in New York City, she didn’t start off by talking about the business classes she had taken in college or her experience working at a financial services company.

Instead, she talked about the five months she spent studying and traveling in Spain.

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How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

time-articleFrom Time Magazine, April 29, 2014:

Research shows that experience in other countries makes us more flexible, creative, and complex thinkers.

How does studying or working abroad change you? You return with a photo album full of memories and a suitcase full of souvenirs, sure. But you may also come back from your time in another country with an ability to think more complexly and creatively—and you may be professionally more successful as a result.

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