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Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:18 in Top Tips, International Skills

It’s easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're traveling abroad or trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not even be aware of it, but when you travel abroad, you take with you your standards, customs... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:00 in In the News, Intern Abroad

No internship – international or otherwise – is perfect. Succeeding in your first international internship is about maintaining good workplace habits and a high standard of professional output, but it’s also about keeping your sense of humor intact in order to deal with the inevitable challenges if the job. How To Survive Your First International Internship offers you advice and lessons from the field in a handy one-page tip sheet format. Check out this comprehensive Quick Guide now!

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Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Jaqueline wanted to find a short-term service learning program in Africa that would allow her to work in the fields of health and nutrition. She found exactly what she was looking for in a nine-week program offered by Global Service Corps. She traveled to Tanzania, where she taught locals about HIV/AIDS, nutrition and the basics of sustainable agriculture. Jaqueline learned a huge amount on her service learning trip, including how to deal with the challenges of culture shock!

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Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 04:43 in Teach Abroad, Top Tips

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This section provides advice for every step of the way, including words directly from expats who have spent time teaching abroad. For a broad, yet detailed overview of how to find a teaching position abroad – and how to make the most of it – consider visiting the Teaching Abroad section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users).

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This section provides advice for every step of the way,... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 00:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Nichole volunteered in a community hospital and children’s clinic in Cusco, Peru as part of a language study program with AmeriSpan. While working as a nurse’s assistant, Nichole experienced a high-pressure cross-cultural work environment, and was able to greatly enhance her Spanish language skills by using them in a professional context.

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Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018 - 00:00 in Top Tips, Study Abroad

When you're young, studying abroad is the quickest, easiest route to building a strong International IQ. A year or semester abroad can be absolutely life-changing. Need we say more? Here are a few tips for those thinking of heading abroad to study in the near future:

Top Tips Select the program that you think would suit you best: Are you an adventurer? A bookworm? A homebody? There are programs for every personality: You could find yourself studying for a summer in Paris, France, or a full year in Harare, Zimbabwe. It’s up to you! Self-analysis is a key component to choosing the right... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:39 in In the News, International Skills

Building real-world international experience is just plain life-changing: not only will you enrich your life and gain new perspective on yourself and the world, you’ll also open the door to countless new professional opportunities. So, how can you start building your International IQ now, while you’re still in school? The 24 Ways to Go International Quick Guide is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your cross-cultural future. Check it out now!

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Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sarah already had some international teaching experience in Europe under her belt, but wanted to take things a step further by living and working somewhere completely different. Traveling with her partner to teach ESL in South Korea, Sarah learned that the best way to feel at home in a foreign culture is to dive in and participate.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:44 in Top Tips, Finding Work

The process of landing an international position is different from the domestic hiring process. Interviewing For An International Job is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site that explains what to expect and how to succeed when you land an interview for international position. In short: preparation is your best friend!

Top Tips Your interview starts before you walk through the door: Don’t be deceived – every moment of contact between you and your potential employer is part of the interview process. Be polite and professional at all times. Take a minute to consider yourself in terms... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

"Reading a book can only tell you so much," says Chee. "To truly undestand some things you must experience them first-hand." During his undergrad degree, Chee took his own advice and went abroad to study at Kookmin University in South Korea. As a design student, Chee was as interested in the visual culture as in the social culture, and his story highlights some excellent attitudes towards international experiences and cultural immersion.

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