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Career Connections

There is no job or degree that stops at the border of United States. Engineering, medicine, architecture, theatre and education are affected every day by international events, diverse groups of people and by multinational corporations. Interning abroad can only help to prepare you for this reality.

Choosing a challenging study abroad program can also help you gain skills that will be attractive to employers.

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Hot Skills Employers Want

Critical Thinking

Learning how to navigate in a new city or understand unfamiliar
situations in a new culture.

Communication

Learning a foreign language, learning unspoken communication cues in
a new culture, making yourself understood despite limited language skills.

Visionary Qualities

Making study abroad decisions based on future plans and aspirations.

Self-Motivation

Taking the lead on planning your study abroad experience.
(No one will make these decisions for you!)

Information Skills

Researching your study abroad options, studying up on your host culture,
budgeting, planning and logistics.

Globally-Minded

Choosing to spend a significant period of time immersed in another culture.

Teamwork

Working with your parents, your academic advisors and your study abroad advisor to find the program that’s best for you.

Source: career-advice.monster.com/job-search/Getting-Started/Skills-You-Have-Skills-They-Want/article.aspx

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Resources from Career Services

Translating Study Abroad PDF download
Download "Translating Study Abroad" from Miami University Career Services (.pdf)

Study Abroad Career Connections Video

Study Abroad and Career Connections Video
Leverage your Study Abroad Experience. 28:26

>> Study Abroad and Career Connections Powerpoint

Learn more on the Career Services Website.

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Do you want to GO ABROAD AGAIN?

Many students find that studying abroad sparks a desire for further international experiences. Opportunities abound for continued academic study as well as interning, volunteering and working abroad.  Whether it's a career in the foriegn service or a year teaching English, you can find affordable ways to go abroad again.

Work/Volunteer Abroad:

  • Peace Corps - Volunteer in developing countries.  
  • Foreign Service - Intern at an embassy or begin a career as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State
  • BUNAC - Work/internship/volunteer opportunities for students and recent graduates in UK, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Cambodia, South Africa and Canada
  • AIESEC - A student-run organization with chapters on many college campuses that offers volunteer and internship opportunities worldwide
  • Cultural Vistas International - Work and internship opportunities in Europe
  • GoOverseas.com - Directory of study, work, and intern abroad opportunities
  • GOAbroad.com - Directory of many international internship opportunities
  • InterExchange - Au pair, professional internship, teaching English, volunteering, language schools
    and work-travel programs in 13 countries.
  • Club des 4 Vents - Paid internships in France
  • Cross Cultural Solutions - International volunteering opportunities
  • IAESTE - Internships for students in STEM fields

Teaching Abroad: Many teach abroad programs offer recent graduates the opportunity to teach English.  While requirements vary by program, manyhave minimum requirements that you be a native speaker of English and have Bachelors degree in any subject.  If you have a degree in Education, you may consider teaching in international schools.  

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