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Studying abroad could give students an edge when job hunting

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Experts say spending time abroad can actually give students an edge in the job hunt after graduation. 

A survey has found that 54 percent of U.S. employer respondents actively seek or attribute value to international study experience when recruiting. 

"Employers are looking for graduates who are ready to succeed in the global workforce, who have global skills such as being able to work on multinational teams or being able to speak another language," said Daniel Obst, with Institute of International Education. 

The Institute of International Education says there is no ideal length of time to spend abroad, but they encourage students to go away for as long as they can, a semester or a full year if possible. 

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