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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54 in In the News, Study Abroad

Some of the biggest barriers to study abroad are cost, curriculum, and culture. But from today until March 31, IIE, Go Overseas and campaign partners AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel are inviting you to take part in the #GoStudyAbroad campaign! 

The #GoStudyAbroad contest calls on STUDENTS, STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI, FACULTY, ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS to pay it forward by nominating U.S. college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. Or, if you've never been abroad, you can enter to win a scholarship for your own program overseas.... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 16:39 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

I write to you from Washington, DC, where I'm excited to be participating in the first ever IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad (GSA)! We got a chance to do some sightseeing around town (see photo) before getting up early and heading to the conference, where our MyWorldAbroad exhibitor booth has been busy all day.

We'll be back again tomorrow, and I'll also be participating in a panel discussion on Articulating the Career Relevance of Study Abroad at 1:45pm along with Stacie Berdan (chair), Inge Steglitz, Linda Gross and Jeff Le.

Stop by if you're participating in the... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 00:00 in Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Lindsey spent a month volunteering in Belize. Not only was she able to get a sense of educational culture in the country, but she also saw the domestic sde of Belizean culture by choosing to live with a host family during her stay.

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

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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 08:36 in Finding Work, International Skills, Work Abroad

The world of resumes is in constant flux. With the birth of the online professional profile, LinkedIn and the increasing importance of “scanability,” the importance of the traditional multi-page resume is up in the air. But one thing remains true: international resumes are different from domestic ones! And whether or not you end up presenting a multi-page resume to a potential employer, you’ll benefit from going through the processes described in the Overview of International Resumes Quick Guide. Check out this important tip sheet now. 

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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:11 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

The Forum on Education Abroad has a growing collection of documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s, and MyWorldAbroad's publisher and founder, Jean-Marc Hachey, is thrilled to now be able to make a significant contribution to the collection. Recently, he made a donation of over 100 education publications from the 1980s and 1990s to the Forum's Special Collection. We hope the books come to great use at the Forum!

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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:13 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz, Study Abroad

Generation Study Abroad (GSA) is an important five-year campaign recently undertaken by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The project is dedicated to doubling the number of students who study abroad by the year 2020. And now, we’re delighted to announce that MyWorldAbroad has become one of GSA’s official Commitment Partners!

For over twenty years, MyWorldAbroad has been dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of going abroad and building global career skills. After all, in the new global economy, international experience is a crucial component of career... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:22 in MyWorldBuzz

Quizzes and self-evaluation are fantastic tools for helping students and young professionals assess their international experience and motivate them to continue building skills.

As part of MyWorldAbroad 2.0, we’ve updated our international quiz formats to make them even more accessible and easy to use.

We now offer updated quizzes in three different areas: international IQ (view), international experience (view) and preparedness for the international job search (view). We've also developed a master scorecard to help students track their progress (view).

Students: Take... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 00:00 in MyWorldBuzz

As you are already aware, MyWorldAbroad takes special care to promote a career focus for all students engaging in international experiences. We also stress the value of including peer-to-peer learning, meaning that students see examples of other young people who have been successful in creating applications and integrating their go abroad experiences. In light of this, we have recently added two new articles: Sample Resumes From Students and One Student's Experience Preparing For An International Career. We hope you’ll take a look and share them with those you think will find them useful... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 00:00 in MyWorldBuzz

We’ve developed a simple 19-minute pre-recorded video especially for student interns and advisors in your career and study abroad offices. This is the fastest way to learn about the MyWorldAbroad Web site. The first five minutes cover the essentials of the site, and how you can help students use MyWorldAbroad. The following 14 minutes cover our overall philosophy and provide advice on how to help more senior or advanced students understand the international job search. Access the video now.

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Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 00:00 in MyWorldBuzz

Social media is becoming a larger and larger part of the international (and domestic) job search. Creating a personal brand and understanding how to make a standout profile is now a key element of building a successful career in many fields. We’ve recently begun to highlight the importance of building an online presence, and now we’re proud to announce the addition of two new social media-focused Quick Guides. We hope you enjoy these comprehensive, single-page guides: LinkedIn: Creating A Standout Student Profile and Social Media for Career Success.

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