undergrad transfer international non-target to semi-target

Hey, it's my first post on here so I'll just do a brief intro. I'm a female sophomore currently majoring in business administration w/ a minor in IR at a non-target school in the Czech Republic (that no one has heard of, trust me) and am contemplating a transfer to a semi-target (emory gbs) but am having a very hard time deciding for several reasons. I'm interested in IB & recently landed a summer 2023 MM IBD internship that I'm pretty happy about (recruiting was very tricky from prague w/ the time difference, no one else at my uni going through it for guidance, etc) and will be going to Goldman's insight series this summer. So basically I'd say I'm pretty good at promoting myself/ being resourceful/hustling on Linkedin/etc. and present myself professionally. Along with the business major, I'm also on student council, a writing/math tutor, and president of finance club at my uni (think big fish in very small pond). Plus I'm doing an internship at an emerging PE shop currently, and will be interning at amazon in summer 2022 (again- results of a LOT of hustling). I've applied to a few places in the US to transfer (for junior & senior year) because I'm not very happy with the finance curriculum, academic environment, and lack of career opportunities/general mindset of other students at my current school. So far, my top acceptance is Emory Goizueta (I also was accepted into Tulane, but to graduate from freeman I'd need like 3.5 more years in undergrad bc credits are not transferring as I'd hoped, so that's no longer an option) and I'm still waiting to hear back from NYU stern & Georgetown McDonough. Obviously, these schools will all be a) significantly more expensive-tuition and cost of living in prague is VERY cheap & b) more time, as I'd graduate in just one more year at my current uni but need at least 2 more at another school. I would REALLY appreciate any insight/advice on emory (I don't see it come up much on here), and the necessity of transferring to a semi-target as a junior if I've already demonstrated my competency at networking & career pursuits ('22 & '23 internships, PE internship, etc). Will it make a difference re: MBA, promotions, future compensation, etc? Please lmk your thoughts or if you have any questions about my situation. & thanks everyone at wso in general, wouldn't have landed my 2023 offer without it!! :))

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