MidByMidwest Posted June 24, 2015 Share Posted June 24, 2015 My plan is to apply Fall 2015 for MPP and IR programs. Right now I am trying to decide with course of action would make me a better applicant. My two options are 1) Teach English abroad in Spain for the 2015-2016 school year or 2) take continuing studies courses at IU (where I attended undergrad) in microecon and statistics to beef up my quantitative skills (My GRE quant was 157). In your opinion, which option would strengthen my application the most? Teaching in Spain would give me international experience and advanced foreign language skills, while taking the grad courses would show I'm serious about improving my quant skills and hopefully give me more recent letters of rec. My career goals as of now are vague but I am most interested in foreign service or government consulting, and I am considering MPP and IR schools including Harris, Elliott, SAIS, SIPA, Heinz, Sanford, and Mccourt. Which would be the smartest decision application-wise? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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