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Studying Abroad Might Actually Make You Smarter

Written by Reference Video on May 16th, 2014. Posted in Business management schools, Graduate degree financial aid, Studying abroad tips

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According to Time magazine, new studies suggest that studying abroad isn’t just a good life experience — it might actually be making you smarter. Research led by William Maddux, a professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, discovered that there was a correlation between students who had “multicultural engagement,” and how “integratively complex” their thinking was.

In other words: students who had to learn about new cultures and adapt to new environments were better able to make connections between discordant ideas in a business environment. Maddux also found that multicultural engagement correlated with the number of job offers students received. Another researcher working at the University of Florida has simultaneously been writing about the relationship between studying abroad and be