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How has study abroad affected my current profession?

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  • mentor picture Malaika Marable Serrano
     
    Malaika Marable Serrano
    Assistant Director of Global Communities
    University of Maryland
    Study abroad has had a tremendous affect on my current position. I wouldn’t be able to do my job...
    Study abroad has had a tremendous affect on my current position. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I hadn’t studied abroad. It’s also been helpful to have knowledge and experience living in different parts of the world (and in both “western” and “non-western” countries).
  • mentor picture Christa Sanders
     
    Christa Sanders
    Associate Director NYU in Ghana
    New York University
    Beyond travel and study experiences, study abroad has also influenced my career decisions. My...
    Beyond travel and study experiences, study abroad has also influenced my career decisions. My passion for the international education field and firm personal belief that a study abroad experience is a necessary and life-changing experience has greatly influenced my desire to have an international career. My personal mission to open students’ minds to the world through international education has blossomed through my work in Madrid, Spain with Syracuse University and Voices of Changes (an organization I co-founded to help support American students of color abroad). Most recently, I have had the opportunity to manage NYU’s new study abroad program in Ghana where I direct the daily program activities including the coordination of academic courses, excursions throughout Ghana and West Africa, cultural activities, conferences, etc. Having the opportunity to develop a study abroad program on the African continent continues to be extremely rewarding experience, one that fulfills me personally as well as professionally each day.
 
 
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