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Does a year abroad boost your career?

Mar 16, 2015

Does a year abroad boost your career?A report suggests that spending time abroad during your degree could make you more employable.

According to the report, 5.4% of graduates who went to another country during their studies were unemployed six months after leaving university, compared to 6.7% of graduates who didn't. In around three fifths of subjects, graduates who had travelled also earned more. The biggest difference was in sociology, theology, computer science, physical geography and electronic engineering: graduates in these subjects earned an average of £3,000 a year more if they had spent part of their course abroad.

The connection doesn't necessarily mean that going abroad will improve your career. For example, it could be that people with better academic results both have better job prospects and are more likely to get travel scholarships.

Find out more about going abroad during your degree.

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