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Study shows: Study Abroad Works

VU International News and Reviews No. 99 October 9 2017

October 2017

This month, the Institute for International Education has released the study report “Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects in the United States, 2013–2016” which shows that studying abroad has a direct impact on skills needed for career success. The study is based on a sample of over 4 500 alumni of U.S. higher education institutions who participated in study abroad between 1999/00 and 2016/17. A large portion of respondents reported they had developed cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills to a significant degree through study abroad. The data suggest that study abroad to getting attractive jobs offered and also opened new career opportunities.

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