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I'm torn between two courses of which Medicine and International Relations. I love languages and dare say I'm half-decent at them but then again the dream job is becoming a surgeon (whether it be specialised or general). What do you guys think, I'd imagine it's up to what the person wants to do but what do you guys think are the things that entail each course and job. Thanks in advance.

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You can still get the best of both worlds! You can work as a doctor or surgeon for United Nations or something like that, somewhere where they would require you to speak more than one language fluently. You can be a surgeon and speak different languages...and get quite a nice salary fot it :P Even if you don't work for the UN, then you can still become a surgeon wherever you want to live...you can deal with patients who speak other languages...and get paid more for that! So, I would say to go after your dream and become a surgeon, but being multiligual will definitely help you on your way!

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International Relations has nothing to do with languages. It's more like Politics, with theories of conflict and how countries interact. If you're interested in languages, you should study Linguistics and a language.

Generally, medicine can't be combined with languages unless you take a year off in the middle of studying and go work abroad in a foreign country. But as said above, linguistic skills are always needed in medicine, so you could do well to study medicine and live abroad.

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Thanks Vvi I knew what it was about kind of, knew that it involved Politics and Conflicts but I thought it was important to be good in languages too. I have a clearer idea of what I want to become.

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