A World of Experience

How international experiences make an impact and why it matters to individuals, employers and wider society

December 2015

A World of Experience is based on research undertaken by CFE Research and LSE Enterprise on behalf of the British Council, exploring the impact of different types of international experience – including school exchange programmes,
volunteering overseas, independent travel, university study and work placements abroad. It provides new insight into the way in which these experiences help to build skills that generate benefits for individuals, employers and UK wider society.

The report argues that these skills are increasingly important in ensuring individuals succeed in a globally competitive labour market and in enabling employers to increase innovation.