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Study Abroad and Your Career


What does studying abroad have to do with your future career?

A lot more than you think! 

It is now more important than ever to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. One way to stand out as a job candidate is to study and/or intern abroad. This experience can make an impressive addition to your resume, give you a competitive edge, and sets you apart from other job applicants. During an interview, your international experience may even be the first thing a recruiter asks you about!
Studying abroad can also help you gain practical experience and knowledge about the world around you that may ultimately influence your career choices. 

IES Abroad Survey Re-Confirms the Career Benefits of Study Abroad

Can studying abroad jump-start your career? The findings from the IES study say yes!
*   73% of IES alumni who graduated from college between 2012 and 2015 secured their first job within two months
 or less of graduation, up from 67% of our alumni who graduated during 2006-2011.

*   The median full-time starting salary of IES alumni has increased nearly 7% from the 2012 study to the present.

*   Nearly 90% of IES alumni who applied to graduate school earned admission into their first or second graduate program.

AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad & Career Development

By: Martin Tillman
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The goal of this Guide is to provide students with a framework to understand the impact and added value of study abroad for their career development. Regardless of duration or destination, we believe students will benefit from considering the career implications of their decision to study abroad.