At MyWorldAbroad we're always busy trying to spread the word about the career value of going abroad. I was delighted to be able to contribute to the special "International" section in the Winter issue of Career Options magazine. Going international requires more than just wanderlust, and in the article I highlight ways of self-evaluating your level of cross-cultural flexibility, awareness and potential. Check out the online article here, or check out the full magazine in a scannable online version here.
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Did you know? You can find MyWorldAbroad's tips in the Winter issue of Careering magazine! The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)'s Careering magazine is a free resource by and for career development professionals in Canada. It is distributed in both a print and digital format three times a year. The magazine provides reflection and analysis of the latest career counselling and development practices and theories, and I was pleased to contribute to their latest issue, with a bilingual article debunking some of the major myths about the international job search... Read the full article
Navigation. It’s a simple part of a Web site, but arguably the most important. On our 4 BIG Things landing page, you’ll notice that you’re now linked directly to four "Jump to Content" menus. These new menus make direct access to sub-sections quicker and easier. These new menus are also available from the footer. View an example here. We hope you like the increased accessibility.
Self-evaluation is arguably one of the best ways for students to understand their international experiences. Encouraging students and young professionals to think deeply and analytically about their time in cross-cultural environments will allow them to discover the skills they built and the lessons they learned, as well as assisting them in planning future goals and international experiences. At MyWorldAbroad, we understand that true cross-cultural knowledge is best come upon through a combination of research, reading, experience and reflection. So, we’ve added eight new articles focused... Read the full article
Calling all student advisors! We’ve recently added some new products customized for individual clients schools: school posters (print and electronic) and promotional cards (color and B&W). Check out links here.
These promotional items are designed for easy printing. Place posters and cards in your career and study abroad offices, in international studies areas, campus libraries, gymnasiums – or, better yet, get volunteer student ambassadors to distribute them directly to other students on campus. The best way to get users on MyWorldAbroad is to remind them often about free... Read the full article
We’re delighted to update you about MyWorldAbroad 2.0!
Last summer, after eight months of intensive work and development, we released version 2.0 of our site with a range of new and improved features to help students and advisors create the best go abroad experiences possible. 14 new features were added to MyWorldAbroad, with new content and functionality.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be detailing the updates right here on the MyWorldBlog to give you a quick look at the latest developments. From quizzes to self-evaluations, marketing materials to navigational improvements,... Read the full article
Welcome to MyWorldBuzz, our new blog post series focused on keeping students and student advisors in the loop on the latest MyWorldAbroad additions. This is where we’ll update you on the latest improvements and to the MWA site, where you’ll hear about new go abroad content, and where Jean-Marc will announce his speaking engagements and conference attendances. You’ll be able to recognize all new MyWorldBuzz posts by the logo image (see below). We hope you’ll follow the feed!
Wondering how you can become more internationally-minded, even when you’re stuck on campus? Well, MyWorldAbroad’s main site (for registered users) offers plenty of suggestions for getting involved in international activities at home, but keeping up with top-quality world news sites online is an excellent way to supplement your personal international networks and activities. Being able to hold an intelligent and informed discussion about current events in another region of the world is a fantastic quality, and can actually help you become a stronger networker and interview candidate.... Read the full article
Listen up, Canadians: On June 13th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of an exciting new scholarship program specifically geared towards promoting international experiences for students!
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, which is an initiative honouring the Queen's 60 years of service to Canada, will grant scholarships for undergraduate- and graduate-level students to travel to developing Commonwealth nations and undertake internships or academic study.
Starting in 2015, scholarships will be granted for periods of four months to one... Read the full article