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Employer Perspectives: Why study abroad?

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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