Profiter de la vie: Coming back from a semester abroad

I was warned about culture shock when I left California to study in Bordeaux, France, for the fall semester. I was told I might feel disoriented and confused in my new European environment. When my program ended, I was reminded that I might experience reverse culture shock. But spending time with my family over winter break and seeing my friends for the first time in months, I felt at home, and I was convinced that I had escaped the anticipated reverse culture shock. I was wrong.
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Interning abroad expands your career prospects

One antidote to the harsh realities of postgraduation job prospects is interning abroad, preferably somewhere that has a thriving economy such as one of the emerging economies commonly referred to as the BRICS, the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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