International Travel Preparation Tips

Traveling abroad can often be an eye-opening, even life-changing experience. The experience may not only introduce the traveler to a new place, people and culture, but may also have a profoundly transformative impact on one’s global perspective. Every international traveling opportunity, when effectively planned and prepared, has the added potential to become an amazing and inspirational experience for the individual, often leaving an indelible impression on one’s heart, mind and soul.

Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc
Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc

There are several steps future travelers can take to ensure a truly exciting and rewarding international adventure.

Comprehensive Itinerary Preparation

Taking the time to carefully plan out and prepare a travel itinerary is essential to getting the most from your next international excursion. Be sure to know which cities, landmarks, restaurants, etc. you would most like to visit during your trip, and plan an itinerary that affords you the opportunity to experience all of them during the course of your journey.

Research the Local Culture

As you begin the planning process, take a little time to research the country, culture, history and customs of your destination. Be sure to know the basics when it comes to local cuisine, holidays, and etiquette and factor that knowledge into each plan you make.

Heather Rome is an experienced world traveler, with professional experiences working for several global corporations, including Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). She enjoys the opportunity to visit new people, places and cultures throughout the globe.


Heather Rome, formerly of Development Alternatives Inc. – Academic Expectations

There are several expectations that come with a strong academic background. When working towards earning a Master’s degree or an MBA you will first be evaluated through an application process. This process will review your academic record and require you to provide transcripts from every institution attended to certify that you earned an undergraduate degree.

You will also need to take the graduate management admission tests (GMAT) or the graduate record exam (GRE). Your best scores will be considered as most schools look for a balance of verbal and quantitative abilities. If you are specifically looking to obtain an MBA, then you should know that most applicants have already begun their careers and have a prepared resume. When preparing your resume, remember to include your responsibilities, accomplishments, leadership aptitude, and relevant skills.

Universities also require you to write an essay demonstrating your communication skills, career goals, and leadership experience. Lastly, you will need to identify a manager who can fully endorse your professional performance and growth potential for the requisite letter of recommendation.

Heather Rome Development Alternatives Inc holds an MBA degree from a top tier business school, and a Master’s degree. She has worked for several international companies, including Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), with varying management roles.