Building your Resume

Incorporating Study Abroad into your Career

With all that you have experienced and learned, it is not surprising that your life goals may have shifted, expanded or changed completely. The next step is to take some time to seriously think about what you want out of life and where you see yourself in the future. We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor in the Career and Professional Development Office to discuss updating your resume to reflect your study abroad experience. You can see quick resume samples here.

Study Abroad and Your Resume

Here are examples of how you can incorporate your new skills and qualities onto a resume:


Achieve goals despite obstacles
Take initiative and take risks
Communicate despite barriers
Handle Stress
Adapt to new environments
Learn through listening and observing
Accept responsibility
Foreign language skills


High-energy level/enthusiasm
Tolerance/ open mindedness
Appreciation of diversity