I undertook the Master in International Dispute Settlement Program (popularly known as the MIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland. The program is a specialized law masters jointly administered by the University of Geneva, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
It was a wonderful experience getting to study in one of the most international cities in the world. The faculty was outstanding, and my colleagues came from different parts of the world. The opportunity to study abroad opened my eyes to the vast career opportunities and specializations available in my field of studies, it also provided me the opportunity to work at a Swiss law firm. That in itself opened my eyes to a different work culture and to different legal backgrounds!
My experience studying abroad taught me to keep an open mind, as there is so much going on in the world – even in just my field of studies – and anything is possible. It taught me to make genuine connections with people of all races, cultures, because you never know where it could lead you. It helped me see that I am as unique as every other person I meet and I have something to offer.