International Educator - January/February 2017 - 8

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survey of 1,000 recent university graduates
in nine countries found that despite wide
awareness of the value of international
education and experiences, only one-third took
advantage of them during their student days. But those
who did fared better in the job market six months after
collecting diplomas.
That's the conclusion of Going Global: Are Students
Prepared for the Global Economy?, a report by the
research arm of the Economist Group, sister company
to the Economist newspaper. The education and testing
company Kaplan, Inc., commissioned the survey, carried
out in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy,
Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
"Most students have access to international
experiences during their studies, but only a minority
take advantage of them," the report said. Only 34
percent of those with access to an international
experience actually pursued it.
"Many students do not realize the importance
of international exposure until after graduation," the
analysts said. But those who had gained international
experience during their studies were twice as likely to
be employed within six months of graduation.
While 4 out of 5 Americans and 7 of 8 Germans
had opportunities to study abroad, fewer than half the

Chinese students did. Forty percent of Singaporean
students had opportunities to gain work experience with
an international company, but only a quarter of Chinese
and Italian students. U.S. students were most likely to
have been taught by a multicultural group of educators.
"International experience is increasingly part of
the package that higher education institutions are
expected to provide," the report said. But with two
in five students turning down the chance, "students
themselves need to take a proactive approach to
seeking out the opportunities available to them."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 1
International Educator - January/February 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 5
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 6
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 7
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 8
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 10
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Voices
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 13
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 14
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 15
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Act Globally
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 38
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 40
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 41
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 50
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 53
International Educator - January/February 2017 - View From Out Here
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 55
International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Focus
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