The taste of paella with fresh mussels in Barcelona; that feeling at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town; the lights and sounds of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. What are: things you can’t capture on a résumé?

We know a life-changing international experience can’t possibly be summarized into a few bullet points, but in order to enjoy the career benefits of study abroad, incorporating this experience into your professional materials and conversations is non-negotiable.

Think of this as the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane and talk about your experience long after your friends and family have heard all about it—we’ll show you how, section by section and in our sample résumé example!

Three Places to List Study Abroad on Your Résumé

Eight Study Abroad Skills to Put on a Cover Letter

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Adapting to a new cultural and/or professional environment
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Handling ambiguity
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Effectively communicating across cultures
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Being flexible
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Multitasking
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Keeping organized
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Staying positive
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Public speaking