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Testimonials from Study Abroad Mentors

How has study abroad affected my current profession?
  • mentor picture Malaika Marable Serrano
     
    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).
  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    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.
  • mentor picture Jessica
     
    Jessica
    Graduate Student
    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."
  • mentor picture Abby
     
    Abby
    Student
    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.
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