Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I think the answer to this could vary depending on your career goals. If you have an interest in international business or any sort of position that would view international experience as valuable, then yes, I think studying abroad is beneficial. However, I don't believe it is relevant to all future careers or employers. Also, I think it depends on the opportunities you take advantage of while studying abroad. If you want to study abroad simply to travel, I am not sure this would be viewed as beneficial or a desirable experience by an employer. If you choose to study abroad, I would ensure you take advantage of obtaining an internship or taking classes that would directly benefit your future career goals. When sharing this experience with a potential future employer, you should ensure you can highlight it in a way that shows the experience was meaningful.