Study Abroad & Employment

Thanks to Nancy Ericksen, Assistant Director for Study Abroad, Trinity University for compiling this eclectic list of publications, blog posts and campus programs when recently polling NAFSA colleagues about resources on study abroad & employment [also see my article, “The Right Tool for the Job” in the 2005 NAFSA International Educator]:

My addition to Nancy’s list is the invaluable blog by David Comp at University of Chicago: “Education Abroad and its Value in the Job Market”

The Return of Investment on Study Abroad: – a creative visual “infographic” without sources for stats- but a great tool for discussion with students.

“Employers Attitudes Towards Study Abroad” from the *Frontiers : The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad” Volume
XIV, Fall 2007, Stevan Trooboff, Council for International Educational Exchange Michael Vande Berg, Council for International Educational Exchange Jack Rayman, The Pennsylvania State University.

Kevin Murphy of CEA has a recent blog:;
Brooke Roberts’ “Inside Study Abroad”

Michigan State:
“Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience” by Linda Grossman at Michigan State:

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad” Volume XVIII Fall 2009*.

“The Georgetown Consortium Project: Interventions for Student Learning
Abroad” authored by Michael Vande Berg, Council on International Educational Exchange,
Jeffrey Connor-Linton, Georgetown University, R. Michael Paige, University  of Minnesota Twin Cities

Other articles:

This is a selective list…Send your suggestions to me at

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