Now is the best time to start planning how you’re going to use your summer to your advantage. There are many options for things to do over the summer, from taking summer courses to getting an internship, but have you considered spending your summer in another country?

More and more, employers are reporting that having any international experience or language fluency gives applicants an edge during the interview process. For more resources on international study or work abroad programs, check out the Office of International Education’s website, or set up an appointment with one of their advisers.

Also, if cultural immersion is in your near future, check out this helpful article on how to maximize your time abroad and make it relevant to your job searches.