10 College Majors For People Who Love To Travel

If you’re going to college and you’re the type of person who values travel and new experiences, consider these 10 college majors that can lead to careers filled with travel and worldwide adventures.

1. International Studies/Political Science/Economics
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A career in diplomacy or foreign affair often means traveling and living abroad in different countries as many diplomats are stationed overseas to help their country’s citizens abroad and to represent their foreign policy. Future diplomats would need a global mindset with strong analytical skills and a broad base of knowledge that covers history, sociology, business, economics, political science, and foreign languages to pass the extremely difficult Foreign Service Officer Test. Many diplomats start with majors like international relations, business, economics, law, journalism, and a foreign language, especially high-difficulty languages such as Arabic, Urdu, and Chinese.

2. English/Secondary Education
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ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers have the opportunity to work in remote and exotic locations teaching people to speak and read English. This job has long been a popular one among travel-lovers as they would have the flexibility and time to explore their chosen location while experiencing living and working in foreign communities. Those looking to make teaching English abroad should consider a degree in English, literature, or education.

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