Reverse culture shock got you down? Did you promise your friends at the end of your semester abroad that you'd be back soon, but now have no idea how to get yourself back there after you graduate?
Never fear: there are plenty of ways to steer a semester or academic year abroad into a career path that will take you across the globe. Some people head into the foreign service or other government positions, while other pursue opportunities through international NGOs, development work, teaching, or even private sector jobs in global offices. There's no one right way to get into international work, but it can be helpful -- and even inspiring -- to see how other people have managed to make it work for them.
This is the fourth in our series of profiles offering insight from real-life study or teach abroad alumni who have found ways to turn their semesters overseas into a career path. Read the previous interviews with Anna, Lana, Emily, and Andrea.
For this installment, we headed to Europe to talk to lifelong nomad and traveling "chameleon" Simone about how she defines home, studying for culture shock, and tips on paying taxes in France.