Final Thoughts About Working Abroad
In the end, whatever your reasons for wanting an international experience, the result will be to help further your career.
Obtaining some international experience has become key to career advancement in just about any organization. Employers seek cross-cultural competency, defined as an ability to work well in different cultures and with people of different origins — in a multicultural environment that may or may not be located in the U.S.
But it is not really the international experience itself that adds value to the job-seeker; instead, it the experience in terms of the transferable skills that you develop while abroad and how they can be applied to the workplace.
Before we end this tutorial, we want to share some international internship stories with you — real stories from real students.
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