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Exchange Programs: Boldly go where you’ve never gone before

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While many students dive head first into the opportunity to participate in international exchange programs, I know for plenty of others the decision entails a cautious, perhaps even fearful deliberation process. Clearly, the idea of being thrust into such a novel situation can be daunting. However, as a pure “pro-go” enthusiast, with two academic exchanges, and one international internship under my belt, I would like to address some of the potentially unconsidered benefits, and shed light on the common concerns. Reasons to Pack Your Bags Embracing the Challenges Most people I know associate exchange with time spent in beautiful location in various degrees of non-sobriety while meeting new people. If this had been the entirety of my experience, I wouldn’t be as quick to recommend it as I am. Exchange can really be molded to fit the goals of the individual going. For example, I chose to live with a host family to get a more cultural experience. I first struggled to form sentences, let alone complete essays for school. As much as I value the fun experiences I had on exchange, such as meeting new friends and travelling to picturesque castles, I believe the challenges are just as valuable. […]

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Exchange Programs: Boldly go where you’ve never gone before

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While many students dive head first into the opportunity to participate in international exchange programs, I know for plenty of others the decision entails a cautious, perhaps even fearful deliberation process. Clearly, the idea of being thrust into such a novel situation can be daunting. However, as a pure “pro-go” enthusiast, with two academic exchanges, and one international internship under my belt, I would like to address some of the potentially unconsidered benefits, and shed light on the common concerns. Reasons to Pack Your Bags Embracing the Challenges Most people I know associate exchange with time spent in beautiful location in various degrees of non-sobriety while meeting new people. If this had been the entirety of my experience, I wouldn’t be as quick to recommend it as I am. Exchange can really be molded to fit the goals of the individual going. For example, I chose to live with a host family to get a more cultural experience. I first struggled to form sentences, let alone complete essays for school. As much as I value the fun experiences I had on exchange, such as meeting new friends and travelling to picturesque castles, I believe the challenges are just as valuable. […]

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The Jobs You Want

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In an ever tightening and competitive job market, everyone is looking for an edge to get their foot in the door. But once you get in you have to remain competitive. Both tasks require more than a good education.

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