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What can I do with an International Studies degree?
What kind of jobs/careers could I get into with a degree in international studies? I'd say that I know Spanish and English pretty well (Spanish was my first language) and I want to take Japanese this upcoming semester (I'll be starting my second semester of college). I'm not too interested in working for the government, CIA, NGO, etc. I hope to travel abroad, and work in a different country, specifically Japan. Could I work in Japan with my degree, without having to be an English teacher? I took four years of French in high school, so would it be better for me to focus on French instead? Or what about Spanish? Could I major in international studies and minor in two languages (or minor in Japanese, for example, and minor in Asian studies as well)?
Should I switch to another major? I've read that many people think that a degree in international studies is useless and that no one can find jobs. I just switched from nursing to international studies because it interests me more and I feel that I'd be happier, but I don't want to waste my time to graduate with a degree that won't get me anywhere? Should I just stick with nursing after all...?