Education Abroad Office

Education Abroad Alumni

 

ATTENTION USAC ALUMNI: 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW USAC AMBASSADOR!

usac logoAmbassadors represent USAC on UT’s campus, serving as the direct connection between our students and the resources available to help them get abroad! Duties include classroom presentations, talking with (and encouraging!) students about navigating various studying abroad opportunities, tabling in the Student Union, etc.

USAC Ambassadors typically work between 10-15 hours each week; this is a paid position.

If you would like to serve as the next USAC Ambassador, please continue to the application below.

USAC AMBASSADOR application
This application is for USAC Alumni only.  Apply by December 7th to be considered.  

Send all your questions to Kelsey.Obrien2@utoledo.edu.


Join the Study Abroad Association community!

SSA logoThis student organization provides a space for study abroad alumni to share their abroad experiences and connect with like-minded individuals.

Contact their current president at Kelsey.Obrien2@utoledo.edu for more information.

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MARKETING YOUR EDUCATION ABROAD EXPERIENCE  

Now that you are back and possibly planning for graduation you may be thinking about how to incorporate this experience into your resume. Here are some examples of skills gained through education abroad that can enhance your resume or to share during an interview: 

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Intercultural Communication Skills
  • Global Business Practices
  • Diversity Training
  • Cultural Competency
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-confidence
  • Language Skills

INCORPORATING STUDY ABROAD ONTO YOUR RESUME

Study Abroad can be listed under your education section. If you did an internship or job abroad, it can be listed under your work experience. Consider creating a section on your resume called "International Experience."  Add a bullet point in the education section of your resume under the University where you studied listing any specific studies (i.e., language, culture, international business, etc.).

COVER LETTERS AND JOB INTERVIEWS

A cover letter is an excellent chance for you to sell yourself and to match your skills to those that the employer needs. If it is appropriate to mention your international experience in your cover letter to highlight a skill, then absolutely mention it. Remember to keep your cover letter on point.

During your interview, remember to only use stories from abroad that highlight a skill or help to answer a question about you. As we all know, it is very easy to start talking about our experience overseas and to end up going off on a different topic. Using an example from your abroad experience to answer a personal question is a good way to illustrate some of the practical skills we mentioned above that are inherent to studying abroad such as interpersonal skills, overcoming adversity or self-reliance.

 

Last Updated: 11/29/18