The Study Abroad Advantage

European students who study in another country through European Union-funded Erasmus exchanges are more likely to find jobs, ascend to management positions, live abroad and even find a romantic partner of another nationality, according to a study of the program’s outcomes. The employment advantages enjoyed by study abroad alumni are highest for students from Eastern and Southern Europe.

A new E.U.-commissioned study examines the region-by-region impact of the Erasmus program, which provides funding for intra-European study and work exchanges. The regional analysis builds on a large-scale study published last year that looked at the overall impact of the program continent wide.

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