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
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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
As everyone knows, there's more to studying abroad than just taking classes. Spending time abroad is about immersing yourself in a new culture, meeting people you never would have met at home, learning new languages and trying new things. It's about pushing yourself to grow, broaden your perspectives and have the time of your life. But don't forget that it can also be a career-building experience!
When you spend an extended period of time overseas, you're developing crucial cross-cultural and communication skills that will be valued by employers in almost every industry. If you're... Read the full article
These days, there's an app for just about everything! And there are some fantastic apps to help you access useful information while abroad. It's worth conducting a search for international travel and study abroad apps before heading overseas (if you're going to a country with widespread Internet access, that is). A simple search will bring up currency converter apps, weather map apps, friend finders, hotel/hostel finders and so much more. One app we love is AllSubway, which links you up to subway maps in cities around the world.
Mashable also recently put together a list of their... Read the full article
Being aware of your home country in a global context is one of the key elements of true cross-cultural intelligence.
As a high-functioning political power, the US plays a primary role on the world stage, but sometimes it's important to look past the headlines and attempt to understand national motivations in global affairs, and to look at ways of improving interactions with the rest of the world.
According to leading political analysts, international development workers, journalists and theorists, there are some prevailing myths about the US that should be disposed of. One... Read the full article