Your Study Abroad Resource to Find Answers, Funding, and Programs

Mentor Advice

Question

How has study abroad affected my current profession?

7 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Kofi Atta Annan
     
    Kofi Atta Annan
    Former United Nations Secretary-General
    United Nations
    The focus which I found [as an international student] has never failed me… Perhaps it was...
    The focus which I found [as an international student] has never failed me… Perhaps it was that experience that set me on the road to where I am now.

    My first experience of studying or indeed living abroad happened thanks to a fellowship from the Ford Foundation, which took me to Macalester College as a young man. Given all that's happened to me since, I guess a start with the Ford Foundation can lead to anything!
  • mentor picture Tom Cole
     
    Tom Cole
    U.S. Representative
    United States
    There is no better way to learn about a culture and the world outside the United States,...
    There is no better way to learn about a culture and the world outside the United States, than first-hand…In the political arena, I have found that my personal experience gained from studying abroad has been vitally important in understanding legislation concerning foreign policy. We live in a very diverse world--knowledge gained while studying abroad will be an asset to you no matter what your plans are for the future.
 
 
Sponsors
CEA Global Education
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad in Australia