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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:02 in Study Abroad, Top Tips

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 Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:12 in In the News, Finding Work

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:06 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 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 07:33 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Since both of her parents are of German descent, going on exchange to Germany was a natural choice for Sabrina’s first long-term adventure abroad. She took part in a year-long exchange program that sent her to Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where she soaked up the culture and picked up a wealth of locals’ tips. Thinking of studying in Europe?

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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:40 in Top Tips, The Professions

There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!

Top Tips Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that. There are many reasons... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:25 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:03 in In the News, Finding Work

International resumes are different from domestic resumes. From your stated objective to your highlighted skills, when applying for an internationally oriented position, you should be sure to follow the guidelines for specifically international resumes. So, you want to know what they are? You can find out right here.

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Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:22 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 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:09 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kristina arrived in Italy feeling like an outsider, and left feeling like she’d found a second home. By studying in Florence, she built valuable adaptation, language and cross-cultural communication skills that she’ll use in future travels and internships abroad.

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