Today's word from Merriam-Webster was a good one:
conversant (adjective) - having knowledge and experience
That is exactly what I wish to get out of my year here in the States - I want to learn by doing.
Before I came here, I thought I wanted to become a journalist, preferably write for a travel magazine and focus on sustainable tourism. However, now I wish to become conversant within the field of Public Relations. I think that could be the thing.