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Top Skills Learned Working Abroad


One of the most sought after skills is being able to adapt to your environment. When you live abroad you gain experience adapting to the circumstances that are presented.

Problem-solving Skills

Excellent problem-solving skills demonstrate to employers that you possess a wide range of other competencies that include logic, creativity, resilience, lateral thinking, and determination.


Working independently is a critical skill that every employer wants in a potential employee. While abroad, you will encounter situations where you must derive the solution on your own.

Cultural Awareness

When working in an international environment, cultural awareness is key. While abroad, you learn to work with people who have an approach that is completely different than yours.

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