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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:12 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

A few years ago, Cindy left a job in Canada to travel to Shanghai for an internship with CRCC Asia. As an avid blogger and aspiring businesswoman, she threw herself into the internship experience, and into the culture of her host country. Read her story to find out how the experience changed her life, and helped her to build crucial cross-cultural and career skills.

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Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:07 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand, and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:22 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:10 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Erin is a Canadian student with a penchant for globetrotting. So far in her university career, she’s gone on exchange to both Australia and the US. Erin maximized her time on exchange by volunteering, taking on part-time work, socializing with international students and participating in a wide variety of other exciting extra-curricular activities. She also parlayed her experience in the States into several other international adventures.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:06 in Top Tips, The Professions

Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:

Top Tips There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation. Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Do you have an interest in international development? So does Salina! She spent her time as a volunteer in Guatemala immersing herself totally in the local culture and traditions – from food to dance to the Spanish language. Find out exactly what she got up to in San Miguel Dueñas.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 15:27 in Top Tips, The Professions

Husbands, wives, fiancées and partners who are accompanying a loved one on a trip or work term abroad have a very unique type of international experience. Traveling abroad with a loved one can sometimes be stressful and challenging. After all, you've been picked up and moved from your home on account of someone else’s career. Staying busy, motivated and engaged in your new environment can help you overcome many of the challenges associated with being the "traveling spouse."

Top Tips Get to work! The very best way to stay busy, enthusiastic and self-confident as a traveling spouse is to... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:16 in In the News, International Skills

Now you’ve been abroad, collected incredible experiences and built an array of invaluable international skills. You’ve learned about one or more different cultures, but you’ve also learned a lot about yourself. Now it’s time to head home and begin applying for jobs. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:14 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Being able to fully immerse herself in a foreign culture while still earning university credit was Theresa’s motivation for exploring her study abroad options. While spending a semester at an applied sciences university in the Netherlands, she became very involved in international student life at her host university, which helped her develop an understanding of Dutch culture, in addition to a variety of other traditions.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:07 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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