Study abroad lowering GPA

<p>Many people have told me that studying abroad lowered their GPA. Would most future employers prefer a lower GPA with study abroad experience or a higher GPA with no study abroad experience? I am talking about a GPA change of .1 or .2, not something crazy like an entire point.</p>

<p>Employers rightly don't value study abroad all that much by itself.</p>

<p>But they also don't care that much about 1/10 of a GPA point -- unless it drops you from summa to magna cum laude or something, or you want to go to law school, it's not that important. .2 is starting to get significant: 3.8 is a whole lot better than 3.6</p>