How studying abroad equips students for a global workforce 28 Mar 2019 10:05 10:30

How studying abroad equips students for a global workforce 28 Mar 2019 10:05 10:30

Dr Jonathan Lembright Presenter
Mr Vivek Mansukhani Presenter
Ms Diana Kartika Jahja Presenter


How studying abroad equips students for a global workforce

Now more than ever the call for developing global citizens is crucial and studying abroad is understood as a key mechanism for doing this. But what is not always clear is how studying abroad helps students compete and lead in the increasingly international context of the job market. Through our extensive history in the field of academic exchanges and recently conducted study on this topic, IIE has research-driven findings and recommendations regarding how study abroad equips students with essential 21st-century career-related skills. Understanding the findings and tailoring the recommendations to your own institutional context will better equip you in your efforts to develop global citizens for a global workforce. This session will enable you to convincingly answer the student who asks, “Will this help me get a job?” and inspire other students and your institution by connecting studying abroad to successfully engaging the global workplace.

1. Understand the connection between studying abroad and key 21st century workforce competencies.
2. Identify research-driven recommendations that are most readily applicable to positively impact one’s context.
3. Through participant dialogue, learn about other practices and perspectives on preparing students for a global workplace.



Dr Jonathan Lembright
Regional Director

Based in Bangkok for IIE, Jonathan is responsible for leading IIE’s engagement with governments, corporations, and universities within the region. This includes helping to manage exchanges and scholarships, problem solving with partners and stakeholders, and supporting educators and leaders as they think about how to engage better globally.

Mrs Diana Jahja
Executive Director

IIEF is a not-for-profit that is committed to Indonesian society’s development through international education. Under Ms. Jahja’s leadership, IIEF initiates many global programs, such as the U.S. State Department-funded Indonesia English Language Study Program. Ms. Jahja holds degrees from the University of Indonesia and the University of Melbourne.

Mr Vivek Mansukhani

Provides leadership to IIE’s office in New Delhi, represent IIE to key audiences and stakeholders and lead business development efforts in India with foundations, governments, corporations and higher education institutions.

Room 304