Magazine article International Educator

Higher Self-Confidence Reported after Study Abroad

Magazine article International Educator

Higher Self-Confidence Reported after Study Abroad

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UK STUDENTS who studied abroad reported feeling more confident, better equipped with communication skills, and more employable following their experience abroad, according to research from The British Council.

Broadening Horizons 2016: Maximising the Impact of Study Abroad looks at how UK students perceived their overseas study experiences.

Highlights of the research include the following:

* Ninety-one percent of returned students said study abroad made them more inclusive and welcoming to international students.

* Eighty-three percent of students believed that study abroad had strengthened their job prospects.

* More than 90 percent were likely to recommend study abroad to other students and would emphasize positive value to their social, personal, and professional lives.

* Eighty-one percent of students who had studied abroad were more interested in global issues after studying abroad. …

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