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EDUCATION

Abroad

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By Janet Hulstrand

The Global Marketplace
and Internships Abroad

OR QUITE SOME TIME, education abroad has been seen as a valuable résumé
enhancer for students entering an increasingly global marketplace. But international educators know that one of the challenges for students in making that item on the résumé truly
meaningful is being able to articulate exactly how education abroad has really prepared
them to function effectively in a global business environment.
One of the answers to this challenge may be in the
nature of the experience itself.
“Students today understand the value of a work
abroad experience to leverage themselves in the global marketplace” says Beth Miller, senior internship
coordinator at Weissman Center for International
Business at Baruch College of the City University
of New York (CUNY). “An international internship
allows students to learn about a different culture,
including the business culture, and gain a general
understanding of global markets. This allows them to
become more competitive candidates for companies,
which today have more of a global footprint.”

According to Tony Johnson, president of the
Academic Internship Council (AIC), employers, “particularly in times of austerity” are seeking people who
have risen to challenges that make them stand out.
“An international internship provides a chance for
students to develop both personally and professionally—to be independent, and to discover the world
of work at different levels and in different cultures.
Experiential education has become—quite rightly in
my opinion—an almost compulsory part of the academic experience,” Johnson says.
And though the numbers are hard to pin down,
partly because many internships abroad are not-for-

Examples of Government Support for Internships Abroad
BRAZIL

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EUROPEAN UNION
The Erasmus Program http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
100,000 Strong Initiative (China) http://www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/100000_strong/index.htm

PASSPORT TO INDIA
http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/in/passport_to_india/

THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP
International internships in 10 critical languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean,
Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish
http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/overview

SHUTTERSTOCK

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Brazil Scientific Mobility Program http://www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility


http://www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm http://www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/100000_strong/index.htm http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/in/passport_to_india/ http://www.thelanguageflagship.org/overview

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International Educator - May/June 2013
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Kofi Annan
Peace Pathways
Shared Solutions
San Francisco State Shines in Long-Term Study Abroad
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
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In Focus
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