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Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 17:10 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Bushra's story shows how going abroad can form the basis for a whole new outlook on life. Working as a seminar instructor in Beijing, Bushra developed ways of motivating her students to work hard and learn a new language, meanwhile she was able to get an in-depth understanding of a completely new culture. 

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Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 16:40 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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Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:52 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

With an interest in international business and a passion for travel, Kristina knew she wanted to study abroad. Battling culture shock and the strain of adaptation, Kristina nonetheless managed to thrive in her host city of Lyon – even maximizing her study experience by taking on an additional internship with a small French firm.

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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:03 in In the News, International Skills

So you’ve been abroad and now it’s time to head home to your normal life. You’ve had a life-altering experience, made new friends and learned so much about yourself and the world. Though you may be eager to get back to your familiar stomping ground, it can be difficult to re-adjust to your old surroundings and friendships. Much like culture shock, re-entry shock can strike when you least expect it, and can leave you feeling disoriented or down. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:31 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:14 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Megan caught the travel bug at a young age and has been skipping around the globe ever since! She took a moment to tell us about her travels and her perspective on cross-cultural encounters. "At the end of the day, we have more in common than we think! It's fun to celebrate the similarities and recognize the differences."

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Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13:00 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Creating a good cover letter takes forethought. A clear, effective and persuasive cover letter can help you make a fantastic first impression with a potential employer. Here are a few key tips, drawn from the main MyWorld site:

Top Tips Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters! Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective employer. You... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:04 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.

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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:00 in In the News, International Skills

People who have traveled and lived abroad are different from those who have not. By engaging with foreign cultures, you’ll gain a unique perspective on culture and communication – and you’ll build sought-after professional skills that will give your future career a major boost. So, what is an International IQ and how can you build yours? This Quick Guide will tell you everything you need to know. Check out Your International IQ now!

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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:12 in Volunteer Abroad, Top Tips

Volunteering is one of the most popular go abroad experiences; and people do it for a variety of reasons: some want to have an adventure, while others are hell-bent on saving the world. Whatever your goals, MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) has advice for you, as well as hundreds of resources to get you in touch with your ideal program. Here are a few of the key tips from the section:

Top Tips Up your intensity: Volunteering in a third world country or pushing your limits with an international organization might require a little elbow grease, but you will come home... Read the full article
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