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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
Richard Stengel
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Huffington Post
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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