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Education Abroad: Gain a Global Perspective: Organizations

Organizations Abroad

Studying abroad can serve as an excellent professional development experience, especially when individuals take the time to intentionally plan for ways to engage their career interests before they depart. From setting up an informational interview at a company of interest operating in your study abroad destination to coordinating a site visit or volunteering, there are many ways students can gain a global perspective on their career, obtain guidance from seasoned professionals, and ultimately strengthen their sense of career direction while abroad. Upon their return from study abroad, students are encouraged to engage the interests they have developed from their international experience further by connecting with organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Please use the resources on this page to grow your knowledge of the organizations and companies operating in your study abroad destination that do work related to your professional interests. In addition, based on the interests you develop while studying abroad, use these resources to familiarize yourself with the wealth of companies and organizations in the Washington, D.C. area that you could connect with to further engage your interests in these areas upon your return.

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United Nations

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The United Nations is made up of over 190 "Member States" and has four main purposes, according to the United Nations website:

- To keep peace throughout the world;

- To develop friendly relations among nations;

- To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other's rights and freedoms.

- To be a center for hamonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.

UNData includes information about crime, education, environment, finance, food, agriculture, gender, health, human development, industry, labor, population, tourism, and trade.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is made up of members of the United Nations. Health information for each country can be located on the WHO countries site.

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