Employer Perspectives: Why study abroad?
Studies show that a study abroad experience can impact your career goals and marketable skills. Managers from various companies cited cross-cultural communications skills, independence, cultural awareness, maturity and flexibility as skills that students who have studied abroad possess.
According to recent studies:
- 73% of employers cited study abroad as important when evaluating job candidates.
- 80% of human resources executives said study abroad experience influenced job placement for overseas positions.
- 90% of employers believe study abroad students posess highly desirable skills.
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Study abroad is like spring training for this century. It helps you develop the fundamentals, the teamwork, and the determination to succeed."-Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State