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- Students acquire practical overseas knowledge to enable them to solve real life problems, identify relevant issues, better understand the needs of the people they work with, and incorporate new knowledge into their career path.
- Students articulate experiences working with rural people, food systems, development institutions and practitioners, preferably in low-income countries and thereby identify meaningful future activities.
- Students apply prior knowledge obtained from courses at Cornell to examine the various interactive and multidisciplinary situations they experience and thus are better able to organize their thoughts into intelligent and useful outputs and reflections.
- Students draw upon their experiences to consider internationally focused careers and to help them identify further training they need to acquire to be most effective.
- Students gain competency in monitoring and evaluating projects - a skill needed in today's competitive job market.
- Students become more competent with oral and written communication skills in the language of the country where they intern. They learn how to be more effective and professional when working on international projects.
- Students develop vital professional networks through their internships that are useful for developing future collaborations.