Last week during a meeting I was attending a colleague brought up the concept of a "study abroad credential" which of course peaked my interest! My colleague was wondering out loud how long a study abroad program must be for it to be meaningful in the job market. My colleague continued to wonder if a short-term program [length not defined] sets one apart from those who did not study abroad. Great questions in my mind!
There have been debates on short-term programs vs. semester/year long programs in the field as long as I can remember. There has even been some discussion/comment on the value of short-term programs [the value of a 2 week program] over on IHEC Blog's Facebook page in regards to a "Study abroad related tweet of the day" that I posted.
Thinking beyond the individual outcomes and value of a short-term study abroad program...do employers value short-term study abroad programs? At what length of time studying/working abroad [in weeks or months] does a study abroad program become meaningful for employers?
What are your thoughts on this?
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