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#1232 - 06/06/2006 08:34 AM from accounting to international studies
DAL812 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/02/2006
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
I'm 26. Graduated in 2002 with a BS in Accounting, overall gpa 3.26, major 3.6 Failed one class (organic chem II, soph). Picked accounting b/c I had no idea what I wanted to do and thought it would be a good fall back if I never did figure out my passion. Rather bored after only 3 years.

I love to travel, meet people, and learn. Want to go back to school to pursue something in language or international education, Undergrad or masters.

These message boards are great and I love all the stories and advice.

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#1233 - 06/21/2006 11:16 AM Re: from accounting to international studies
cardi5 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/21/2006
Loc: Philadelphia
Wow you and I are in the same boat. I am 26 (be 27 in August) graduated with a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in international studies and I am bored too death after 3 years. I want to change careers completely and keep bouncing back and forth with what I should change too. But whatever I chose I want the ability to travel while doing it.

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#1234 - 06/23/2006 05:46 AM Re: from accounting to international studies
DAL812 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/02/2006
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
I've been researching various universities mostly in the DC area. Scoping out programs and requirements for graduate studies in the foreign language and international studies. Most of which seem to indicate I'll need a 2nd bachelor or at least about 2 years of undergraduate work before moving into the graduate programs. I found a college in Switzerland that offers Modern Language and international relation dual degree. Of course a large price tag for this I'm concerned about being in a lot of debt (none from 1st degree West Chester) before I even get to the graduate piece. Not sure but I think I could teach/study. I took a noncredit italian class last spring. Think maybe I'll contact my old spanish teacher and the italian prof for some advice. Also, concerned about missing out on having a family though if I do switch gears.

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