College & Career Advantage
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.
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