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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.

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

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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:09 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 - 08:34 in In the News, International Skills

People who have traveled and lived abroad are different from those who have not. By engaging with foreign cultures, you’ll gain a unique perspective on culture and communication – and you’ll build sought-after professional skills that will give your future career a major boost. So, what is an International IQ and how can you build yours? This Quick Guide will tell you everything you need to know. Check out Your International IQ now!

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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:33 in Study Abroad, Travel Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Jessica never expected that she would go abroad, but after choosing to attend university in her hometown, she wanted a change. Read her story to find out what she learned about herself and the world as she studied in Ireland, and traveled all over Europe. This is a positive and inspiring instalment of our Stories from Abroad series! Check it out. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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