For my campus followers: Did you see the IIE survey? This is my summary of its key findings; you can view a you tube video of myself and colleagues discussing the report, at the Fall ’17 IIE Generation Abroad Summit in DC, on my Twitter feed @tillman_marty [as a pinned tweet].
At the recent IIE (Institute for International Education) Generation Study Abroad “Summit” held in Washington, D.C., a research survey report was released: “Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study abroad on 21st century Skills and Career Prospects in the United States, 2013-2016.” https://www.iie.org/Why-IIE/Announcements/2017-10-02-Gaining-an-Employment-Edge The survey is important because of its size – over 4,500 alumni – and scope ( respondents studied abroad between 1999-00 and 2016-17).
This Summit was the third sponsored by IIE in support of their initiative to double the number of American college students studying abroad by 2020. I’ve presented at all three events and this week, I joined colleagues in this live-streamed discussion on the report and the linkage of study abroad to post-graduation employability: https://www.facebook.com/IIEglobal/videos/10155683584138428/#IIESummit2017
Readers of this blog know I’ve been writing and discussing this topic for over a decade. It is heartening to know that all major associations and organizations…
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