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Studying abroad with IES Abroad helped you develop highly sought-after professional skills—adaptability, communication, self-awareness, confidence—that not only make you more hirable, but also help launch your career.

Market Your Study Abroad Toolkit

You packed your bags, studied abroad, had the experience of a lifetime, and headed home. Now what? What do you do with all of these experiences and newfound skills, tools, and contacts? You tell everyone!

With the many benefits of study abroad and internships abroad, it’s a no brainer that you should share your experience with potential employers, whether you’re seeking a summer internship close to home or looking for overseas jobs. But how? Explore our toolkit for information and tips on how to include your study abroad experience on your résumé, cover letter, in interviews, on LinkedIn, and when networking. Be sure to also check out tips from recent alumni!

I'm not sure I could have landed the high-profile jobs I've been lucky to have without studying abroad.

Kayla J. (Wagner College | Dublin Summer Internship)

Your Network Knows No Bounds

IES Abroad alumni live all over the globe and number over 130,000 and growing each year. We host alumni networking nights in cities around the U.S. to help you meet other alumni and reconnect with old friends. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming networking events.

Find your next job by leveraging our large alumni network on LinkedIn and Facebook!

Alumni Stories: How to Go Back Abroad

IES Abroad Alumni Advice on How to Go Back Abroad: Alexa Penton, a U.S. expat in China

Studying abroad in Beijing impacted Alexa Penton (IES Abroad Beijing | Spring 2014) so much that she returned to China after graduating from the University of Mississippi as a Resident Advisor at the IES Abroad Beijing Center. Currently, she is teaching English at a Chinese-French preschool, while pursuing her passion for writing and the arts. Alexa was also the first-ever IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival Winner in 2014 for her film East of Here, and was also an IES Abroad video blogger. Read our interview.

IES Abroad Alumni Advice on How to Go Back Abroad: Entrepreneur Preston Mohr

Preston Mohr (Paris | 2003-04) currently lives in Paris, France and is the Founder of Paris by the Glass. Preston shares his story of how studying and interning through IES Abroad inspired him to live and work in Paris. Preston recently became a French citizen and now holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and France. Read our interview.