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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 05:39 in Top Tips, The Professions

There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!

Top Tips Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that. There are many reasons... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Celine’s reasons for traveling to Ethiopia were two-fold. Firstly, she knew that media outlets in her home country weren’t telling the whole story about life in Africa, and she wanted to experience it first-hand. Secondly, as a commerce major, Celine was interested in building career-boosting knowledge about the African approach to business and finance. Her trip turned out to be the experience of a lifetime.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:09 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 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 17:36 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sometimes a journey abroad can be truly life-changing, as in the case of Anthony, who left a job as a computer technician in the US to go and teach in China. Ten years later, Anthony has built a career as an ESL teacher and continues to build a unique life for himself on the other side of the world!

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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:09 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 Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:22 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 18, 2018 - 07:22 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Tara was driven to volunteer in Bolivia by a desire to see the world, and a passion for helping others. While there, she learned about her host culture, but also built valuable career experience and learned a whole lot about effective cross-cultural communication. Her story is an exciting and enlightening one!

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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:10 in Top Tips, Finding Work, 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 20:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Ashley spent three years teaching in Japan with the JET program. She went above and beyond to connect with the local culture by becoming involved in extra-curricular activities, and found her career aspirations altered by her full-immersion experience. Her story is an important read for anyone considering teaching abroad, particularly in Japan.

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