What are my chances if I don't have any international travel experience?

Many prospective business school candidates think that International experience can make or break their chances of getting into their dream school. Although it is true that international experience (especially traveling to other countries for work) can validate your ability to work with other cultures, the later is more important than traveling to other countries.

No International Travel experience

For candidates with no international travel experience, stress on the diversity of the team that you had to handle. A team with different nationality, languages and cultures can create challenging group dynamics. Explain how you were able to handle or work in such a team and the value that different cultures were able to bring to the table.

International Travel experience

Business school has a special affinity towards candidates with travel experience. Use the experience to your advantage. Project the challenges that you had to face while acclimatizing to the new culture, food, climate and people. The tone of your essay should be respectful and should show how you were able to overcome the cultural differences by sticking on to the mission of the project.

No experience working with diverse team

In this globalized world, it is highly unlikely that you would not have worked with people of different nationality. However, if that is the case, then focus your answer on the challenges that you had to face working with people from different backgrounds. Again, the tone of the essay should be respectful and objective.

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