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Can you think global?
By Eliana Lozano, Grade 10

With various possibilities of careers, majoring in International Business when you get to college is a great choice of knowing everything that happens in the world. As defined by the dictionary, international is something between or among nations or pertaining to the relations between two nations. Most of the time, those who can persuade people and have an interest in traveling around the world should think of majoring in International Business, International Relations, or Global Studies.


Various things that you might do if you major in International Business:
-Learn how to sell products around the world
-Study other cultures
-Be sensitive to cultural differences
-Learn one or two languages

International Relations places an emphasis on how countries interact and Global Studies is the study of worldwide issues such as environment preservation, cultural movements, and the union of world associations like the United Nations and the European Union.
 
Some of the world’s most spoken languages to learn are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

If all of this sounds exciting or interesting to you, consider taking the one high school credit course Global Studies at Florida Virtual School, which looks at human rights, cultures, customs, the environment and global security. The course is a prerequisite in some high schools to take Advanced Placement Human Geography.  

Sources:
    "Global Studies." College Admissions - SAT - University & College Search Tool. College Board. Web. 05 May 2011. <http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/30.2001.html>.
    "International Business." College Admissions - SAT - University & College Search Tool. College Board. Web. 05 May 2011. <http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/52.1101.html>.
    International Relations." College Admissions - SAT - University & College Search Tool. College Board. Web. 05 May 2011. <http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/45.0901.html>.
    "Most Widely Spoken Languages." Saint Ignatius High School. Jesuit Preparatory School in Cleveland, Ohio. Web. 05 May 2011. <http://www2.ignatius.edu/faculty/turner/languages.htm>.



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