Announcements : It Pays to Study Abroad
Announcement: It Pays to Study Abroad
Huffington Post blog spells out the case for studying abroad.The Case for Studying Abroad
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Posted: 11/21/2014 9:59 am EST Updated: 11/21/2014 11:59 am EST
The benefits of international study go well beyond having a great experience. Americans who studied abroad earned on average $7,000 more in starting salaries than their peers who didn't go overseas. In a recent 50-year survey of study abroad alumni, three-quarters said they acquired skill sets that influenced their career path, 80 percent reported more interest in their academic studies, and 96 percent said their time abroad increased their self-confidence. Research shows that studying abroad might even make you smarter. A recent study found that engaging with and adapting to new cultures helps students become better problem solvers, think more complexly, and demonstrate more creativity -- all traits that pay off in any career.
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