A ccording to CourseHero.com studying abroad brought significant benefits to the majority of students who took on the extra expenses of a semester or year abroad.

This really comes as no surprise to us as more and more employers are looking for individuals who stand out from the rest of the crowd. It also opens up your options of working in in various locations around the globe. In a down market this can be the difference in having a job or not.

73 percent of employers say citing your study abroad experience is important in evaluating job candidates resumes.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should be investing in study abroad experience, then you should go ahead and make the leap. Its money well spent. 77 percent of people surveyed said that their study abroad experience made at a minimum, a moderate difference in their career goals. Thats a signifigant number of people who were probably in the same position as you.

See the infographic below:

Return on Investment of Study Abroad

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Michael is a traveling photographer, with a passion for learning and exploration. He is also known for helping co-found the BIL which is a conference dedicated to spreading big ideas across a broad spectrum of diciplines including science, technology, art, health, and more. You can find his photography at Dream In Pictures or his personal site Cummin.gs

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