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Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:42 in Top Tips, Work Abroad, Working Vacations

To most people, the term “working vacation” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working vacation! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the most of your time abroad.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:57 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

After being inspired to travel the world and build professional international experience, Tina decided that teaching English in South Korea would be perfect for her. With focus and self-discipline, she targeted and landed a position teaching at a public school in Daejeon, and the time she spent there was life-changing!

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Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

With more than 1.6 million civilian employees, the US Government is the largest employer in the country. There are many ways to build internationally-oriented careers within the governmental system; and in the US Government section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users), we outline five possible career focuses: international affairs, development, intelligence, trade and the military. Applying to government jobs is different than the private sector. The tips below will help provide some insight to the recruitment process.

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Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018 - 13:38 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you’ll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you’ll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Amy traveled some serious distances as part of her multi-month backpacking adventure. From London to Venice to Prague and beyond, she made the most of her time and money. Read her story to find out what she saw, and what she learned!

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Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:47 in Top Tips, Finding Work

What skills do international employers expect you to have? What can you expect from your international career? What jobs are going to be available to you after you graduate? What qualities should you start developing to ensure your success? And what happens when you want to have a family? The Ideal International Profile section on MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) provides answers to all these questions, but below you'll find a few of the key tips for those hoping to start building international career potential now.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 04:46 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

When Tara was approached by a South Korean recruiter, she knew the offer of a teaching position was too good to pass up. She spent a full year in Yeosu, getting to know her coworkers and students – and often being “treated like a rock star!”

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Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:29 in In the News, Finding Work

Heading abroad to study will be one of the most exciting times in your life. You’ll be learning more than you ever thought possible, meeting people you never expected to meet and building skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life. Although your mind will be occupied with plans and ideas about the study experience, consider supercharging your time abroad by incorporating a professional component. Being abroad, you have an incredible opportunity to build professional networks and career-boosting connections in your host country – connections that could lead to a future internship, job... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:36 in Top Tips, Travel Abroad

Although many young people assume that they can just hop on a plane and start their trip, being prepared to travel is absolutely crucial. Preparation will save you time and money abroad. Travel Smarts is a must-read section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. It tells you how to get ready, how to stay safe and how to make the most of your time abroad.

Top Tips Prepare, prepare, prepare: The more time you can give yourself to plan before going abroad, the better. Read up: Know the history and latest news of the country you are traveling to. It will tip you off about potential danger zones... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:53 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Talk about full-blown cross-cultural immersion! A one-year teaching job in Gwangju turned into a ten-year, life-changing experience for Gary. According to Gary, a positive outlook makes a world of difference when you're making your way in a foreign land.

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