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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:02 in Study Abroad, Intern Abroad, Work Abroad

Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 15:00 in In the News, Study Abroad

Statistics tell us that students who are willing to travel to an out-of-state (or out-of-province) university are much more likely to head abroad during their time at school. What creates this adventurous spirit? What helps a student develop a willingness to encounter the unknown? The New York Times blog took a look at this issue in an interesting article, published Monday. If you are heading off to school, or are about to start your sophomore or junior year, we recommend that you take a moment to scan this article and consider where you fit in the model they describe.

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Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 - 15:16 in Intern Abroad

Interning abroad is an ideal way to give your career an extra boost in its early stages. Not only will you be developing skills in your chosen field, you'll also be adding value to your internship by building adaptation and communication skills -- not to mention learning about another culture, and perhaps even learning a new language. 

Connect-123 is a company that develops and administers internship programs, as well as volunteer and study programs. Internships are available in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai. The programs are fee-based, but every once in a... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 13:20 in In the News

So, you've returned from your semester or year abroad and now you're ready to start hunting for work. You've created a killer resume and you've landed yourself an interview. But how should you go about discussing your time abroad with your potential employer?

Preparation and forethought are crucial to conducting a successful interview, particularly after being abroad. You'll be full of energy and stories about the many experiences you had while you were away, but remember that your employer will likely only be interested in your experiences as they relate to your professional skill... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:57 in Volunteer Abroad

Today we're highlighting a great organization for volunteering abroad: Projects Abroad.

Projects Abroad is a UK-based company with offices all over the world, including the US and Canada. It's a fee-based organization catering to anyone wishing to volunteer in the fields of teaching, health care, conservation, journalism, human rights, business, sports, archaeology and others. There are all sorts of positions available across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects are completely flexible so volunteers can choose their project, destination, project... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 19:42 in In the News, Study Abroad

As opposed to studying abroad for a semester or a year, some students choose to go abroad for their entire degree. Check out this article from Reuters, which gives a rundown of the personal, financial and professional reasons that thousands of students choose to go abroad long-term. 

The cross-cultural, language and adaptation skills you gain while abroad can be life-changing, not to mention career-changing. If you're interested in reading more about studying abroad and how to start planning your adventure, check out the main MyWorld site! We have plenty of great articles and... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:42 in In the News

Verge magazine, a Canadian publication focused on travel with purpose, has put out the call for their 2013 photo contest!

There's cash up for grabs and the winning entries will be shown at the Toronto and Montreal Go Global Expos.

This contest is only open to Canadians or international subscribers to Verge magazine. June 16 is the deadline, so check out the call for entries and then sort through your best photos from abroad!

Haven't gone abroad yet? Start planning! Volunteering abroad is the perfect way to travel with purpose. Why Volunteer Abroad? is a great article... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:06 in In the News

Each year, the British Council hosts a conference called Going Global, which provides a forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community.

In March 2013, the conference was held in Dubai, and the British Council has made many of the lectures available on the conference Web site.

Listening to professionals talk about issues such as the transnational student experience and why global graduates are necessary can give you added perspective on the broader value of you as a cross-culturally sensitive and globally-... Read the full article

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Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:10 in

Welcome to MyWorldBlog, the brand new blog area of MyWorldAbroad. We think you’re going to like it here!

What is MyWorldAbroad?

It’s the leading online service for young people who want to go abroad to study, intern, volunteer, work or travel. University, colleges and individuals subscribe to the service to gain access to thousands of pages of advice, resources and links to international opportunities.

What will you find on MyWorldBlog?

The MyWorldAbroad site is designed to take you from your first day on campus to your first professional job abroad, offering advice and... Read the full article

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