Plenty of students come back from studying abroad with their hearts set on going back abroad someday -- but how can you make that happen once you're not a student anymore?
There are plenty of ways to turn a semester or academic year abroad into a career path that will take you across the globe. While there's no checklist to guarantee you a career abroad, and you can't necessarily count on copying what someone else has done, there's a lot to learn from the people who have extended their study abroad experience far into their professional lives.
This is the third in our series of profiles offering perspective from real-life study abroad alumni who have found ways to turn their semester overseas into a career path. Read the previous interviews with Anna and Lana.
This time, we talked to sustainable development professional Emily about trying to be an independent woman in a conservative Chilean household, staying in touch with family in the pre-Skype era, and why working on women's rights issues isn't as "sexy" as some people think.