My goal is to become a planner that kind of flits around from city to city all over the world as a consultant. That's not going to happen right away if at all, so I was wondering for one thing what most international planners do (work for the UN, NGOs, individual govs etc.). But moreover I'm wondering what steps I should take to potentially get where I want to go.
Based on discussions in the Student Lounge, I think I'm going to get a basic undergrad planning degree at a state school and go for a master's with a focus on international planning. At some point I'd like to get a summer (3-month) internship at UN-Habitat during this period for experience, and/or figure out another way to volunteer or get a gig abroad for a summer.
Does this put me on line for what I'm interested in doing or would I be missing something? Also, what can I expect the post-graduate, pre-dream job years be like? Do most beginning international planners start out in hellholes, as I suspect? Anyway thanks for your response.