Whether you are traveling, studying or working abroad, one thing can be said for them all: it is incredibly exciting. Experiencing a new culture, learning a language, meeting people from every corner of the globe, eating delicious food, it is all exhilarating.

Dustin's London Internship
By Alison Mohn
Published January 25, 2012

When you decided to study abroad, you may not have considered the career impact of your international experience. However, why not take advantage of what may be a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to gain extensive international experience and develop skills which employers may find valuable when they look for new employees!

Whether or not you planned it, studying abroad may have made you more marketable to future employers. The skills and knowledge you learned while abroad may be easily transferrable into the working world. But it is up to you to demonstrate the link between your study abroad experience and the specific skills valued by the company or organization that you want to work for. 

Learn how to feature your study abroad experience in your cover letter. This article explains the best ways to showcase your time abroad in your cover letter. 

This articles will help student integrate their study abroad experience into a job interview for landing the perfect job.

The article provides examples for students on how to update their resumes with a study abroad experience.

Study abroad has the potential to be life-changing and to bring about unanticipated new perspectives about your choice of major and career focus.  Even if you made the decision to go abroad without any consideration at all to how it might impact your career, the experience has been shown to be tied to career choices made years after graduation.