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Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 01:00 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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Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 01:00 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 Monday, March 27, 2017 - 01:00 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 Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:26 in International Skills, In the News

Countless couples have met while traveling. Those who travel are inspired, intellectually vibrant and they can often form connections easily. Cross-cultural personal relationships have their own dynamics and issues, as do the relationships of people who go abroad with a partner they met in their home country. This week, our featured Quick Guide explores some of the issues surrounding international love affairs. Read it now.

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Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:27 in Top Tips, 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:51 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 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:26 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 Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:32 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.

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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:25 in In the News, Travel Abroad, International Skills

Making the decision to go abroad is one of the most exciting and rewarding moments in a student or young professional's life. It's easy to get carried away by your motivation to go abroad as soon as possible, but planning goes a long way. Check out our new Quick Guide about Travel Smarts. 

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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:54 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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