If you follow this blog for long enough, you may notice a trend: I am constantly encouraging others to engage in international experiences during college. There are 2 week programs, one month programs, and semester-long programs that you can take part in all over the world! Whether it is during summer or winter, these experiences will change your life if you let it, and it is completely worth it!
During my freshman year, I did a 2 week program through the College of Business to China. We toured many companies, went sightseeing, and networked with various people in their business world. It was an eye-opening experience that led me to want a full-semester trip. I then studied abroad in Hong Kong and got to see a large portion of Southeast Asia. Living on my own and studying there for 4 months made me realize my independence – check out earlier posts of my blog to see more!
But it doesn’t stop at just international trips in school! I am leaving on Friday for 3 weeks to do an international rotation in London with PwC, a public accounting firm. There are opportunities like this everywhere if you reach out and grab them. Illinois is the perfect place to get that global exposure as well.
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Until next time,