A new European Commission study released this month finds that young people who study or getting trainned abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key skills highly valued by employers.

"The message is clear: if you study or train abroad, you are more likely to increase your job prospects", said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

The survey results indicate that 92% of employers are looking for personality traits found to be enhanced by study or training abroad, such as tolerance, confidence, problem-solving skills, curiosity, knowing one’s strengths/weaknesses, and decisiveness. 64% of employers believe international experience is important for recruitment and 64% say that graduates with an international background receive more professional responsibility.

 

 Source: European Commission Study