Gaining College & Career Advantage
Studying abroad can give you advantages in many ways. Colleges and universities
recognize the value of international experiences and many give preference for
admission to students that have studied and lived abroad. They recognize the
maturity and strength that living abroad develops. When applying for scholarship
awards a background as an international exchange student is highly favorable.
Living abroad also helps you to develop
an understanding of your interests and goals. Many students find that studying
abroad determined their career interest and their college course of study.
Career wise, an international program is helpful as well. Ask anyone,
it is never too early to start developing a recognizable curriculum for your
resume. An international experience on a resume tells a lot to a potential employer.
It shows experience, responsibility, integrity, flexibility, and personal strength.
All of those qualities that you would like to "show" to the employer during
the job interview. An experience living abroad shows all of that for you, but
the career advantage goes even beyond that. Living abroad helps you to develop
leadership qualities and communication skills. Imagine that after confronting
an entirely new environment and a new language that a room of co-workers could
ever intimidate you. By studying and living abroad you also learn to strive
for things that before would have been unthinkable.
International business is now an essential
part of our world. The question is how involved in it do you want to be. Studying
abroad can give you an idea of how interconnected our world has become. It can
be a first step in your path towards working in the international sector.
Life Long Friends