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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 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.