Studying abroad gives students a unique insight into the global nature of engineering. Future employers are looking for engineers who can differentiate themselves not just in terms of knowledge and skills, but also the ability to relate the knowledge in a global setting. Studying abroad gives Gator Engineers the edge to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive environment. It also allows for personal growth and the capability to communicate with people from all cultures. Global competency is essential for engineers from any country who now compete in an international market for engineering know-how.