Want to get a job in America? Don’t study abroad in Europe, study abroad in Asia

I wonder whether this applies to people seeking work in the UK – Do employers value study abroad in Europe, or North America, or Asia? It funny as it applies to the USA, though:

Compared to resumes that list no study abroad experience, resumes that list study abroad experience in Asia regardless of length are about 20 percent more likely to receive a callback for an interview if the resume studied. The differences in rates increases to 25 percent when comparing resumes without study abroad experience to those that list two-week programs in Asia. Resumes that list study abroad experience in Europe for one year are 20 percent less likely to receive any callback and 35 percent less likely to receiving a call back for an interview, relative to resumes that do not list study abroad experience.

Cheng, Albert and Florick, Laura, The Value of Study Abroad Experience in the Labor Market: Findings from a Resume Audit Experiment (February 7, 2020). EDRE Working Paper No. 2020-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3538269 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3538269

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