In virtually any job environment, I feel that I will be able to apply things that I learned while studying abroad. One of the most important things that I will bring to my job once I graduate from college is a better understanding of different cultures and how to relate to people who come from different backgrounds than me. Tolerance of people who have different beliefs or opinions is a really important part of getting along with people in a job setting and working towards a common goal. This is something that I am learning how to do as a result of living abroad in such a diverse city. I have crossed paths with people from all over Europe and other parts of the world, and as a result, I am learning how to interact with these people and respect their cultures. Furthermore, the traveling that I am doing in France, Spain, and Italy, has taken me out of my comfort zone and helped me to understand what being a foreigner is like. As a result, when I go back home, if I come across immigrants from other countries, I will be able to understand what they are going through and help them through their difficulties.
Furthermore, it is possible that I will have to move for my job after I graduate from Marist. Having already lived abroad on my own, I will be able to easily adjust to moving to a different city or town, and I will know how to make the most of the experience.
There is so much that I am learning abroad that I will be able to bring home with me. Some of the most important skills that I will pick up are ones that I probably won’t even realize until I am applying them. Still, these are a few examples of ways that what I learn in London might benefit me once I go home.
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