Now that you have studied abroad, maybe you are interested in staying involved in international activities on campus, and finding opportunities to go abroad again. Here are some resources to help you with that.
Opportunities at PSU
International Student Associations (you don't have to be international, just interested)
Be a Pitt Pal to a new International Student
Apply to be a study abroad e-bassador
Turning your Study Abroad experience into a career asset
Have you thought about how you will talk about your study abroad experience in a job interview? Potential employers want to hear what you gained from the experience, but all too often returnees can only say "It was awesome, I loved it." Employers are not impressed.
This list provides a handy reference of skills you may have developed as a direct result of your experiences abroad. Use this to spark ideas for creating a resume, preparing for an interview and reflecting upon your experiences.
Understand cultural differences and similarities
Adapt to new environments
Learn through listening and observing
Establish rapport quickly
Function with a high level of ambiguity
Take initiative and risks
Utilize time management skills
Identify problems and utilize available resources to solve the problem
Communicate despite barriers
Handle difficult situations
Lead others in formal/informal groups
Conduct research despite landguage and cultural differences
Cope with rejection
High energy level/enthusiasm
Appreciation of diversity
From "Reentry Resource Packet," James L, Citron, Vija G. Mendelson
Click here for specific tips on incorporating your study abroad experience into your resume.