What Employers Say

A survey of over 10,000 recruiters worldwide clearly shows that they are looking for the skills and experience delivered through the overseas study experience when hiring graduates. [2011 QS Global Employer Survey]

“I think we’re starting to see a particular generation where they think of themselves as quite literally world citizens. I don’t mean conceptually. I mean they see the world as boundary less: that they are able to move, shift, work anywhere, and do anything. (Prudential)

“The best employers are proactively seeking to attract global talent and are looking for evidence in graduate applicants of potential capability to develop global competence as well as academic or personal achievement” (Council for Industry and Higher Education)

“The value of a student’s international experience lies in the ability to see business and personal issues from other than your own cultural perspective” (Price Waterhouse Coopers)

“Undergraduates who study abroad are likely to return with an appreciation of diverse societies and political systems, and an ability to stand on their own two feet. Combined with a good academic record from a reputable university, these qualities will make graduates highly attractive to employers” (Association of Graduate Recruiters)