Today’s job market is extremely competitive. You’re not only competing for jobs with graduates from your college or your country; you’re competing with graduates from around the world. A study abroad experience on your resume distinguishes you from the competition. A study abroad experience demonstrates to a prospective employer that you possess:
An internship delivers practical work experience that is valued by employers. By interning abroad you will:
Regardless of your career path, a study or internship abroad, or other international exchange experience gives you a well-rounded education and prepares you for the global economy.
A recent graduate survey by IES Abroad, one of our program providers, revealed that alumni of their programs landed jobs sooner after graduation and at an average starting salary $7,000 higher than their peers. In addition, 97% of their alumni secured a position within one year of graduation, compared to 49% of their peers. For those who continued their studies, 90% of alumni got into their first or second choice graduate or professional school.
Busting the Top Ten Study Abroad Myths