Career Top 10 : Benefits of Working Abroad

The benefits to a young person of working outside the United States are many and stay with a person for many years.

  1. Fully experiencing the language and culture of the host country
  2. Develop a degree of flexibility and resourcefulness
  3. Develop a broader understanding of another culture
  4. Prepare oneself for the increasingly global economy
  5. Give oneself a competitive advantage when returning to the US job market
  6. Develop local business contacts outside of the United States that can benefit a new US employer
  7. Chance to apply classroom learning to real world working environments
  8. Develop business contacts and future employment opportunities
  9. Give of your time and energy in a country often lacking resources
  10. Improve your intercultural and interpersonal communication skills
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