“Not all study abroad experiences are equal,” said Ehl. “When interviewing students, companies pay careful attention to how the student describes their semester abroad; the rationale for choosing the location, university, etc.; and what the students state they gained from the experience.”
The more you prepare for your study abroad experience and the more you put into it while you’re there, the more you’ll get out of it. Plan a study abroad experience that will make employers want to invite you for an interview, just to hear more!
“Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of food, your closet full of clothes-with all this taken away, you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That’s not always comfortable, but it is always rewarding.”—Michael Crichton