The emerging global economy makes diversity an essential component of work life. Employers value candidates with a broad global perspective because it strengthens work relationships with coworkers and outside constituents.
When you interact with those who are different from you, you not only learn about others, but you recognize your own uniqueness. Studying or interning abroad is a great way to broaden your global perspective, but you don't have to leave the country to expand your global view. Take courses that help you learn about different cultures, get involved in student organizations, and attend cultural events in your community.