Focus: Develop skills to be able to articulate your study abroad experience(s) to potential employers. Engage and use the following resources to learn how to market their experience on a resume, cover letter, and in an interview.
How to Include Study Abroad on Your Resume
- Generally, you want to include studying abroad in your “Education” section by listing the name of your school and a few bullet points on the program. For Examples, did you participate in unique experiences such as service learning or an internship?
- Consider adding any language skills or relevant travel experience under your “Skills” section.
- If you have several experiences abroad, you may want an “International Experience” section dedicated to all these experiences.
Preparing for an Interview
How to Use Study Abroad Anecdotes:
- Reflect on your study abroad experience and create several brief “elevator pitches” which will help connect a situation to a skill.
- Be specific. Instead of overarching statements like, “study abroad was amazing,” you should be specific. What did you gain for your time living abroad?
- Frame stories in a professional context and keep them universally relatable.
- Talk about the challenges you encountered, but always remember to stay positive and focus on your success.