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Posted May 14, 2015 by

How to Convey the Study Abroad Advantage in Job or Grad School Interviews

Mark Shay of Abroad101

Mark Shay of Abroad101

Mark Shay is a business leader with a long history of success helping higher education institutions recruit and retain students.

In a career that has spanned three decades, Mark has served over 3,000 customers, ranging from individual program managers, to university presidents and foreign governments. He is known throughout the higher education industry as an innovator for developing products like GradSchools.com and StudyAbroad.com, creating international student recruiting solutions for agents and universities, and his consulting expertise in areas of sales and marketing.
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Posted October 09, 2014 by

Want to Study Abroad? How You Can Afford It

Studying abroad is an opportunity for college students to learn while experiencing a different culture.  While some students may want to pursue this kind of education, the cost might be too much for them.  The following infographic offers suggestions on how to make studying abroad more affordable along with other information. (more…)

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Which Study Abroad Program is Right for You?

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background

Glass globe on a book with study abroad in the background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

For many people, college just wouldn’t be complete without a study abroad experience. But as exciting as it is to live in a foreign country, a well-chosen program will offer much more than the thrill of traveling and learning a new language — it’s an opportunity to develop skills that will translate well to your career and add real value to your degree.

When searching for the right program, your first stop should be the Study Abroad office at your school. The staff members are trained to guide you toward the programs that fit your college and career goals. In your discussions with the staff members, be flexible regarding location and length of program. Perhaps you had planned to spend a semester in France, but the best program for you is a summer in Eastern Europe. Studying abroad is about adventure, not vacation. Let yourself go where you need to go. (more…)

Posted July 22, 2014 by

4 Effective Tips On Getting an Entry Level Job After Study Abroad

Female student from Sicily in a city park in Germany

Female student from Sicily in a city park in Germany. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We all look for a new career with foreign education and our journey starts with a job. A job after completing your degree from abroad is not only important to pay for all your educational loans but also to acquire a return on the investment that you have made on your studies.

If you are willing to get hired in an overseas location after completing your studies, you must know the fact that very few foreign schools provide their students with on-campus jobs. Therefore, when it comes to finding an entry level employment, you have to go through this hectic process all by yourself, but remember that finding and getting your desired job is not easy. (more…)

Posted January 27, 2014 by

Are You Studying Abroad? How to Become an Internship Finder

For students who are studying internationally and thinking about getting an internship, the following post has advice to help them decide if they should and tips to become an internship finder.

Featured: Not Featured Several of you are going to amazing places like Florence or Madrid or London – or even Tokyo to study abroad this spring! I’m so happy for all of you and excited for the adventures soon to follow. My biggest regret about my undergrad experience is that I didn’t go abroad

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Posted August 09, 2013 by

5 Reasons to be a Medical Intern Abroad

Medical intern at a hospital

Medical intern at a hospital. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Have you thought about getting an internship in medicine?  If the answer is yes, consider five reasons to intern abroad.

International volunteer organization Projects Abroad has been organizing medical placements in the developing world since the mid-90s. There are many great reasons for students to get involved with medical work abroad. Here are the organization’s top five: (more…)

Posted August 01, 2013 by

Studying Abroad Helps Students in Their Professional and Personal Lives

For students who are interested in learning in another country, studying abroad may enhance their lives both professionally and personally.  Learn more in the following post.

As students prepare to head back to college this Fall, many grapple with the decision to study abroad. Students tend to focus their decision-making process around financials and course schedules, often over-seeing the potential career benefits.

In a recent poll of StudentUniverse customers who had spent a semester abroad, when asked what they felt was more valuable, an internship or study abroad experience, 77.1% said that the study abroad experience was more valuable. In addition, 88.2% of respondents felt that their experience helped, or will help them gain employment. In addition: (more…)

Posted July 18, 2013 by

Jobs for College Students – Are You Considering an International Internship?

If you are a college student or recent graduate who has not found a job, exploring an internship abroad may be a good idea.  The following post offers reasons to consider these jobs for college students.

Featured: Not Featured Jenny was once an intern but then went on to launch a Telegraph International career after finding a position on their job board. Jen now shares her career tips as a freelance writer. Launching Your Career: Have You Considered an Internship Abroad? read more

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Posted May 24, 2013 by

Why You Should Study Abroad for Graduate School

Group of people in Spain learning Spanish

Group of people in Spain learning Spanish. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Going to graduate school can enrich your education and create great job prospects in the future, but not all opportunities are created equal. Within any field of study there is a lot of variance in the characteristics of each program. Applicants need to consider the cost of a program, the quality of the education, the location where you will be living and the post-graduate job opportunities that will be available to you. (more…)