Study Abroad Makes Students More Employable

 Job applicants with international experience will stand out for many reasons, including the following:

  • Today’s global marketplace demands increased adaptability, cross-cultural sensitivity, political awareness, and intellectual flexibility
  • Globalization’s impact on workers and the workplace has leaped across national borders and transcends cultures
  • Employers, especially those doing business internationally, are interested in whether or not a job applicant demonstrates they have developed the requisite skills and sensitivity that make them stand out as the strongest candidate for a particular job
Numerous studies confirm the value that employers place upon applicants who have international experience. But what employers are specifically looking for are candidates who have articulated the lessons that were learned and the intercultural and interpersonal skills that were strengthened as a result of studying abroad 

Tillman, M.  http://www.aifsabroad.com/advisors/pdf/Tillman_AIFS_Student_Guide_Career.pdf 


How do I study abroad?

  1. Choose a Program
  2. Visit the Center for International Education and speak with your academic advisor
  3. Apply to a Program
  4. Apply for Scholarships
  5. Prepare for Departure
  6. Find Information about passports, health and safety issues, communications, general travel tips and much more.


Learn More at a Study Abroad 101 Information session!

 

 
Student Studying Abroad

 
Study Abroad was the most meaningful component of my time at Maryville. I learned so much about myself and the world that I know I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I will also always cherish the many memories and friends made along the way. 
Carter Habeeb

American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Spring 2016

Carter went to India on a J-term program and studied for a semester in the United Arab Emirates. Upon his return to Maryville College, he became a Study Abroad Ambassadors co-chair in 2016-2017.