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    I've heard that this is a useless degree, but is that the truth? I come from a pretty "international" background. (Colombian/American, currently attending international school in the Netherlands, speak English and Spanish). Anyways, I would like to eventually work in development work in Latin America. I know it is an incredibly broad field, and I would have to later attend graduate school. But is international studies really a useless degree? I am looking to apply to Carlos Madrid III University in Spain.
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    (Original post by internationaldee)
    I've heard that this is a useless degree, but is that the truth? I come from a pretty "international" background. (Colombian/American, currently attending international school in the Netherlands, speak English and Spanish). Anyways, I would like to eventually work in development work in Latin America. I know it is an incredibly broad field, and I would have to later attend graduate school. But is international studies really a useless degree? I am looking to apply to Carlos Madrid III University in Spain.
    I can only give the point of view from a UK perspective, but generally in the UK a degree in International Studies is no different to any other humanities degree- it ticks the have a degree box but the rest is up to you- having work experience and good soft skills (like strong communication). Again certainly in the UK at least it should allow you do a masters in International Relations, Politics or International Development.
 
 
 
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