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How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter
How does studying or working abroad change you? You return with a photo album full of memories and a suitcase full of souvenirs, sure. But you may also come back from your time in another country with an ability to think more complexly and creatively—and you may be professionally more successful as a result. These are the conclusions of a growing body of research on the effects of study- and work-abroad experiences. For example: A study led by William Maddux, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, found that among students enrolled in an international MBA program, their “multicultural engagement”—the extent to which they adapted to and learned about new cultures—predicted how “integratively complex” their thinking became. That is, students who adopted an open and adaptive attitude toward foreign cultures became more able to make connections among disparate ideas. Brilliant readers, what do you think?

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