I wish to pursue a career involving international criminal justice and making a difference in the world I live in. In order to make a difference and pursue the career I want, I need to better understand different countries- what better way to better educate myself than to experience the country first hand. There are several issues surrounding the world and I wish to do something productful and meaningful with the one life that I'm given. My education has always been important to me coming from a family of immigrants and being both a first generation American and first to go to college has made me look deep into what I want my life to represent. I wish to one day work within the United Nations, or the International Criminal Court. I'm still looking into what I want to do career wise however I know my goal is attempting to make the world less corrupt and protect those in need of protection. The reasons why I have chosen the three countries is due to a program known as the CIEE Global Insights, which allows studies to study in three different countries throughout an entire semster. Spain is known for having excellent courses in Law and Humanities, as well always me to be more fluent in Spanish, and also the third largest city in the European Union. Paris will allow me to develop my French which is one of the official languages used for the International Criminal Court. France is also known as one of the most culturally rich countries in the world and both a global center domestically and internationally in politics. Finally Rome allows me to not only learn about politics and Italian gangs and it's impact both in Italty and the U.S, but to indulge in Italian cuisine and enhance my cooking skills, which is another passion of mine. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" (Nelson Mandela) and to me this makes it extremely meaningful as it gives me the ability to help myself and hopefully make a difference in the future.