Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Previously in this blog, I have highlighted often quite surprising findings from the UK and also the European Commission, giving evidence about the various career advantages one gets from studying for some time abroad. A lot of research has been done about these benefits. Recently an American survey of 4500 graduates, conducted by the Institute for International Education (IIE) in Washington DC was published. It addressed this question: how much more do you benefit from a long (typically a year) study period abroad than a short one (typically 8 weeks)?…

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Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Part-time job reduces the excess burden on parents. (Thinkstock image) While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and…

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4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Four UB students have won Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, a significant increase in the number of UB students receiving this undergraduate award and an indication, UB administrators say, that the university’s new initiative to expand fellowship opportunities to more students is working. The four students, who will receive from $2,500 to $4,000 to study abroad, are Wanly Chen, a communication and media study major who will go to Singapore; Kelly Aldinger, a Spanish major who will study in Peru; Michael Pilgrom, a psychology major who will travel to the…

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