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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 05:13 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 00:00 in Top Tips, Language Learning

Having a second or third language greatly increases your appeal to international employers. Not only does it show that you are capable and adaptable, it also shows your commitment to cross-cultural communication. Not convinced? Here are a few more tips to start you on a language-learning path!

Top Tips The working world needs multi-lingual workers: Whether you are applying for a job at home or abroad, your potential employers will be impressed by your language abilities. You may be required to use your second language on the job, or it may simply be a skill that proves your commitment... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 05:05 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 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00 in Top Tips, International Skills

We are living in an increasingly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 - 00:00 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 degre, 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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Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 00:00 in In the News, International Skills

Now you’ve been abroad, collected incredible experiences and built an array of invaluable international skills. You’ve learned about one or more different cultures, but you’ve also learned a lot about yourself. Now it’s time to head home and begin applying for jobs. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 00:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

A lot of students dream of a career in international development. But, what is the best way to prepare yourself for a successful career with an NGO or international development organization? We've drawn a few key tips from the NGOs and International Development section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Take a look:

Top Tips International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural communication. Workers must be literate in global affairs and they are also guaranteed to build... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 00:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Celine’s reasons for traveling to Ethiopia were two-fold. Firstly, she knew that media outlets in her home country weren’t telling the whole story about life in Africa, and she wanted to experience it first-hand. Secondly, as a commerce major, Celine was interested in building career-boosting knowledge about the African approach to business and finance. Her trip turned out to be the experience of a lifetime.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 00:00 in Top Tips, International Skills

As soon as you decide to move abroad, you’ll need to start building up your knowledge base – both about your destination country and about what to expect when immersing yourself in a new culture. This section provides tips on pre-departure preparation, culture shock and specific practical concerns.

Top Tips Learn before you leave: As soon as you have decided to move abroad, you should start an intense period of reading and researching your host country. Language, food, politics, culture – all of these things should be on your list! Prepare yourself for the possibility of culture shock... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 00:00 in Stories from Abroad, Working Vacations

Beloslava traveled from East to West (the opposite direction from most of our Stories from Abroad contributors), from her home in Bulgaria to England. Working on a farm allowed her to make some pocket money and see the countryside while immersing herself in English culture -- something she'd been hoping to do for some time.

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