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Old 05-31-2011, 09:47 AM
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Hi, I am a 23 year old male living in the northeastern United States. I graduated from college a year ago with a BA in English and Environmental Studies.

After a year in the "workforce" I've decided that I really want to go back to school. After some heavy thinking, I've found that I really want to return to the country where I studied abroad my junior year of college- New Zealand.

I've spent the last few weeks searching around the few universities that dot New Zealand's islands, finally landing on the University of Victoria in Wellington. They have a Bachelor of Arts program that fits well with my career dream: I've always had an interest in journalism and music production in social and news media. This program would essentially let me combine these interests into a year of research.

However, the way graduate degree's work in New Zealand is that they are 100% research. That means no classes, no tests. I must hand in a (roughly) 30,000 word project by the end of my time there.

My questions is this - how well do you think a NZ Master of Arts degree would be received in the States? While there is a definite chance I might try and stay in NZ indefinitely, most of my family and friends reside in the eastern US. I still need to do some thinking but my chosen career path (if I were to acheive a NZ MA degree) would be to head into publishing, journalism, or teaching (preferably at the college level).

Could anyone here attest to an International MA degree in the States?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:53 AM
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I would ask the multitude of Indian, Pakistani, Chinese and other nationalities that moved to the US with Doctorates that are now working as Research Assistants or similar because their degrees don't hold water here. There are a plethora of graduate programs to choose from here, find one and save New Zealand for vacation.
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