I've been thinking about doing a semester of my degree (BSE) overseas. However I've been invited for IBL (Industry Based Learning) based on my results. The catch is, I'll probably only be able to do one of them. The IBL scholarship is worth $15,000 which you earn over 22-weeks of working (however it's worth 18 credits and takes 24 credits of "time" -- ie you'd be able to earn 24 credits with a normal load, thus you have to overload to make up the other 6). IBL however is not guaranteed as there are not always people willing to hire undergrads, as well as I must maintain a distinction average for the next year.
So my question is, would a semester of overseas study improve my employability? Ie the ability to work in new environments or something, or is trying for IBL the best bet? I could end up wasting my entire holidays for nothing (I'd lose about $8000 from work as I have to do a unit over the summer). I'd really love to do a semester over seas but I don't know what to do . Note that the cost of studying overseas is covered by my uni, as well as a $6000 interest free loan from the government for travel/living costs. Which seems too good to pass up.
I can't see myself staying in the quiet little southern hemisphere for the rest of my life. BTW all prices are in Australian Dollars