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Study Abroad Impact on my Career

Ok, so overall the academic process was more complicated than I had originally thought. I guess the perfectionist character I have overly complicated the process. Before I arrived, I thought I had it all planned out to fit with my double major in Business and Latina American & Latino Studies, with my minor in Education Studies. I knew it would work out. I wanted to try two Business Courses in Di Tella and my Castellano course would count towards my LALS (Latin America & Latino Studies) and the remaining one course would be in either UCA or UBA towards my Education Studies minor. Simple, or so I thought, but then I had a change of mind. I was determined to drop my LALS major for personal and academic reasons, I really am determined to drop it except for I haven’t informed my university, and in the process of orientation I became overall excited for doing an independent study. So my academic plan became really an unorganized “going with the flow” plan.

Ok, so now what…I decided that I am going to challenge myself and also take courses that are interesting to me, which just so happens to fall within my major and minor. My study abroad experience is actually enriching my academic profession and future career in an aspect outside of the classroom. I am able to experience a more hands on aspect of the education system. I experienced its complexity in my attempt to create a schedule and live among the unfairness to the acceptability of an education. Completing an Independent Research allows me to 1)gain researching skills 2) improve my Castellano academic level and 3)have an unbiased perspective of the education system through my research. My Castellano course is an overall required course to help me throughout my 1) independent research paper 2)university course and 3) better my immersion into the Argentinian culture. My final course is also fantastic, because its primarily focuses and advocates for university extensions to impoverished regions within the Buenos Aires Province, and it just so happens that they work with an educational organization promoting education equality.

So I guess you can say, it seems to have all worked out at the end. And my career goal to help promote education accessibility to minorities from the financial aspect of an organization, is definitely being enriched in more aspects than the naked eye can see.

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One Response to “Study Abroad Impact on my Career”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Karina, yes, academia in any country can be absolutely maddening in its bureaucracy– and add to it the Latin American way of doing things! It sounds like you’ve got a good grasp on what you want to do, and rest assured that nearly everybody ends up changing what they want to do academically abroad once they arrive. It’s part “oh, I didn’t anticipate that” and part “whoa, this is cool, when else will I get to do this?” You have already accomplished so much already, and you have all of the skills you need (more than most!) to navigate these new academic landscapes. Just never, ever be afraid to ask for help: that’s what we’re here for, to guide you through this successfully.

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