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How has study abroad affected my current profession?

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  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    I learned many skills at my internship in London which have proved to be a helpful resume...
    I learned many skills at my internship in London which have proved to be a helpful resume builder. Language skills I learned in France have been useful as well. I would recommend you find a program that offers an internship placement if possible, as many employers look favorably on foreign internships. Also you may find that you love your line of work in your host country. I have a friend who was actually offered a position in London at the end of his internship, and he is going to move back to England after he graduates to take the job! Studying abroad can provide you helpful contacts in your chosen industry, as well as give you experience that other candidates may not have.
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    Priscilla
    Graduate Student
    University of California at Berkeley
    I am currently a second-year graduate student in the German Department at the University of...
    I am currently a second-year graduate student in the German Department at the University of California, Berkeley. The three years I spent in Germany definitely influenced my decision to go to graduate school and to focus on German language and literature. While living in Germany, I connected to the culture and the people and I did not want to lose this connection. This fall I am teaching German 1 for the first time at the university and seeing my students get excited about learning German has proven to be a very rewarding part of my experience at graduate school. It is a wonderful thing to be able to share my love for German Studies with others.
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    Seraphina
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University


    Seraphina, Student, studied in Japan
    Hear Seraphina’s plans to return to Japan for graduate school.
 
 
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