Career Development and Education Abroad: Offices in Collaboration

February 26, 2016 Download pdf


Integrating career development can, and should, happen throughout the education abroad process. This resource will guide advisers in developing strategic re-entry programs or managing sessions that can contribute to the internationalization among students and successful partnerships between career and study abroad offices. Through this learned collaboration students will begin to reflect and identify key transferable skills from their trip abroad whether it be volunteering, interning, working, or study abroad. Prepare students with the ability to show how they can best present their study abroad experiences for career planning.

This resource will help you to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities in collaborative programming between the campus career services and study abroad offices.
  • Gain knowledge and ideas about ways to integrate career development into the education abroad advising process.
  • Acquire the information needed to walk students through a meaningful reflection process to identify the skills and qualities developed as the result of an international experience.

Created for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts by:

  • Ann C. Hubbard, Vice President, AIFS Study Abroad, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Timothy Dohmen, Associate Director, Study Abroad, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sarah Huesing, Assistant Director, University of St. Thomas, International Education Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota