Multicultural Experience Increases Creativity
For years people have been saying that study abroad is an invaluable experience, but a recent study by Adam Galinsky and the Columbia Business School found that people who are multicultural, or had experienced another culture were more creative than their monoculture colleagues.
Experiencing other cultures allows gives an individual the opportunity to experience a different way of thinking and doing things. This in turn, helps one to develop an open mind and the ability to see things from multiple points of view. This type of creativity can lend itself nicely to problem solving in both a corporate and laboratory setting, and give someone and edge when looking for a job. To learn more, check out this article from Fast Company.