West Coast? Europe?

Next year (junior) second semester I am planning on going to Europe or taking a semester at Art Center. I am doing this for internship opportunities for the summer. Europe, because it would be a experience to work there for the summer…if that would be possible. I attend MIAD and they have great connections in the midwest, but I’m not sure about the west coast. I’d like to live on the west coast when I graduate so I thought it might be a good idea to take a semester at Art Center to take advantage of the west coast recruiting. Would companies recruit me even if I am originally from a different school if I went to Art Center for a semester. I thought it would be a good idea to shoot for a west coast internship and build connections, rather than getting stuck in the midwest when I graduate. What are your thoughts?