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Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:59 in In the News, Intern Abroad

Boosting the career potential of your time abroad is all about perspective and confidence. Being bold, curious and prepared to grab hold of any opportunity that presents itself is what will set you apart from the crows. You’re already abroad! What better time to build connections, strengthen professional networks and meet face-to-face with potential future employers? Job Hunting During Your International Internship will inspire you to get clear about your goals, maintain focus and make constant progress while abroad.

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Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 09:37 in Top Tips, The Professions

A lot of students dream of a career in international development. But, what is the best way to prepare yourself for a successful career with an NGO or international development organization? We've drawn a few key tips from the NGOs and International Development section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Take a look:

Top Tips International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural communication. Workers must be literate in global affairs and they are also guaranteed to build... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:07 in Top Tips, International Skills

As soon as you decide to move abroad, you’ll need to start building up your knowledge base – both about your destination country and about what to expect when immersing yourself in a new culture. This section provides tips on pre-departure preparation, culture shock and specific practical concerns.

Top Tips Learn before you leave: As soon as you have decided to move abroad, you should start an intense period of reading and researching your host country. Language, food, politics, culture – all of these things should be on your list! Prepare yourself for the possibility of culture shock... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:37 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Since both of her parents are of German descent, going on exchange to Germany was a natural choice for Sabrina’s first long-term adventure abroad. She took part in a year-long exchange program that sent her to Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where she soaked up the culture and picked up a wealth of locals’ tips. Thinking of studying in Europe?

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Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00 in In the News, Intern Abroad

As someone who has never traveled abroad, how can you compete with hundreds (or possibly thousands) of other university students to land an international internship? The answer lies in having relevant home-country experience, a high International IQ and in being able to sell your skills in the right way. Don’t let a seeming lack of experience stop you from applying for your dream position. The How To Apply For An International Internship Quick Guide will help you build an approach and, most importantly, build confidence in your abilities. Check it out now.

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Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 13:39 in Top Tips, Finding Work, The Professions

There are important differences between an international resume and a domestic one. An international resume requires you to demonstrate on paper that you have the required overseas skills and professional experience to qualify for a position. Don't fret if you haven't had a great deal of international experience. There are ways to amp up the value of your current experience to build a cross-cultural resume focus. The main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) outlines some of these methods, but here are a few key things to remember about international resumes:

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:19 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:23 in The Professions, Top Tips

If you're an engineering student or recent graduate, you need to know what your options are and how to go about achieving success in the international field. What skills do you need? What are your options? Do you need cross-cultural experience to be an international engineer? The tips below provide a few basic answers to questions we hear a lot!

Top Tips Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons: Within the engineering industries, international work experience is generally only valued by firms participating in international projects. While working as an engineer abroad, you will... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kristina arrived in Italy feeling like an outsider, and left feeling like she’d found a second home. By studying in Florence, she built valuable adaptation, language and cross-cultural communication skills that she’ll use in future travels and internships abroad.

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