Testimonials from Study Abroad Mentors
How has study abroad affected my current profession?
Malaika Marable Serrano
Associate Director, Professional Practice
NAFSA: Association of International Education
Study abroad has had a tremendous effect on my current position. I wouldn't be able to do my job if I hadn't studied abroad. It's also been helpful to have knowledge and experience living in different parts of the world (and in both "western" and "non-western" countries).
Senior Year Student
Loyola Marymount University
I learned many skills at my internship in London which have proved to be a helpful resume builder. Language skills I learned in France have been useful as well. I would recommend you find a program that offers an internship placement if possible, as many employers look favorably on foreign internships. Also you may find that you love your line of work in your host country. I have a friend who was actually offered a position in London at the end of his internship, and he is going to move back to England after he graduates to take the job! Studying abroad can provide you helpful contacts in your chosen industry, as well as give you experience that other candidates may not have.
Studied abroad in Italy
Studying abroad as an undergrad...helped me define my career path in that it helped me define myself...it gave me the skills to help me decide what I want to do with my life.
Watch Jessica's video about how studying abroad helped to define her career path."
Studied in Germany
They see that you have experience dealing with other people and other cultures, and doing things independently"
Watch Abby's video how studying abroad helped with her future education and international career.