Question: Where would I put overseas experience on a resume?

Overseas experience can go under many sections, depending on your experience and the position you are applying for. If you mainly took classes abroad, I would put it under “Education” listed as

Study Abroad – Country – length of time (you could include the university if you want)

If you did an internship abroad, then I would put it under “Experience” and highlight what you did and the skills gained. If you studied abroad and did research, that could go under “Research Experience”. If the trip was more based on activities and travel, then it could go under “Activities”.

Overall, it really depends on what you want to highlight from your overseas experience  but whatever you decide, you only need to mention it once on the resume, you don’t want to list it under multiple sections.

Posted by Jen Busick, Career Advisor & Outreach Coordinator

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