Dr Giorgio Di Pietro from the university of Westminster, has found that there is a positive association between study abroad and graduates’ job prospects. Almost 60% of students who have studied abroad have said there was a big advantage to their employability whereas less than 3% felt there was no advantage on their employment prospects. Evidence from the UK and Australia show that large numbers of employers highly value graduates with overseas study experience, offering a “unique competitive advantage to a graduate’s resume.”
Not only are students who study abroad more likely to be employed than students who didn’t, but they are likely to make more money than students who didn’t. Studies show that students who were bilingual, a major benefit of study abroad, made 2-3% more money than students who were unable to speak a second language. Learn more about these and other benefits of studying abroad here.