Employers are looking for candidates with international experience who can lead, adapt and succeed in any situation. These programs help give UT students a head start in a global market.
“I underestimated how interested employers are in applicants with foreign work experience,” said Justin Roberson, a UT Austin senior double-majoring in international relations/global studies and linguistics, who had an internship in Shanghai, China. “There has not been a single interview where the conversation didn’t spend at least 20 minutes talking about what it’s like working in another country.”
According to a recent study by the Institute for International Education, study abroad helps students gain intercultural and communication skills, tolerance for ambiguity, problem-solving, leadership and other skills highly desired in today’s workforce.