Leveraging Your International Experience

Student giving the hook 'em horns hand sign abroad while wearing Flag Bevo shirt.


Being abroad changed your life, transfer those experiences to your resume! Maximize the potential of your study abroad program by learning how to boost your resume and putting your international experience into context to prepare yourself for future professional opportunities. First, ask yourself:

  • Looking back, how did your abroad experience impact your career direction?
  • What have been the most important lessons you learned from your time abroad that can help you in your chosen profession?


Three students giving the hook 'em horns sign abroad.

Get Involved

Showcase your time abroad, with various campus and students organizations, and/or with your local community.

Student peer advisors wear Flag Bevo shirts while giving hook 'em horns hand sign in front Texas Global office sign.

In-Person Workshop

Work with UT Education Abroad staff to perfect your pitch about how your international experiences set you apart from your peers.

A study abroad staff person meets with a student.


Get connected with on-campus resources, such as UT Career Centers, and learn about opportunities to go abroad again.

Alumni Spotlight

UT alumnus Trevor Partney stands on top of a green abroad, wearing a Flag Bevo t-shirt.

UT alumnus Trevor Partney studied abroad on five separate programs in three different countries before graduating in 2014 with a dual degree in corporate communication studies and Spanish and Portuguese. Partney went on two faculty-led programs to Cordoba, Argentina, and Salvador, Brazil, followed by a semester exchange at the Pontifica Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, another semester exchange at the Universidade Federal Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and finally an additional semester exchange in Mexico City at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Find out more about his experiences as a Longhorn abroad >