CISABROAD BLOG · September 12, 2018 · 2 Min Read
5 Awesome Reasons to Intern Abroad

The number of students who chose to study or intern abroad keeps growing. Shouldn’t you be one of them?

When it comes to getting ahead in your future career, nothing beats real world experience. But, just in case you need a bit more convincing, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 reasons you should intern abroad!

1. Give yourself the edge.

Set yourself apart from the crowd by gaining international work experience and valuable skills. Through storytelling, explain how your internship abroad prepared you for challenging work situations, and you’ll be sure to have a memorable interview!

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2. Get more for your money.

Did you know you can earn up to 12 credits through a hands-on learning experience? For many programs, this can often cost less than a semester abroad in the same location! Use this opportunity to gain work experience AND add credit toward your degree. It’s a win-win!

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3. Gain an increased sense of self confidence.

Plus, develop your interpersonal communication skills. We even have some data to back that up! After your internship, you’ll have a better understanding of your chosen field, have experience working in a professional environment, and know what it’s like to live in a different country. With all that under your belt, you’ll be ready to take on the world!

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4. Enhance your resume.

Impress employers and unlock employment opportunities by making yourself shine on paper. Often, the first thing employers see is your resume – make sure it stands out. Show them you aren’t afraid to get out of your comfort zone and are willing to go above and beyond to be a star in your field.

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5. Test drive your career. 

Choosing to intern abroad allows you to really see what the day-to-day is like for the career you have in mind. Plus, you’ll begin building an international network of professional contacts and personal friendships. Many students tell us that living abroad helped them decide what they truly wanted to do with their lives. Whether it’s in your field of interest – or elsewhere!

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BONUS! 

Save $500 on an internship when you choose a program in either China or Vietnam! Use the promo codes CHINA500 or VIETNAM500 when applying. Talk to an advisor for more info.

(Psst! We also have some pretty amazing scholarships and grants you can apply for too!)

 

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