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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 00:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

The thought of hopping on a plane to help the sick and needy is thrilling and inspiring. But, working internationally in the health care field is not quite as simple as that. Read this section to get a sense of what your options are.

Top Tips Health is a growth industry: Developing nations are in constant need of certified medical professionals to fight famine and disease. Hospitals, companies, NGOs and IGOs are just some of the employers generally in need of qualified professionals. Understand why you want to go abroad: Are you going because of your desire to participate in... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 - 00:00 in Intern Abroad, In the News

As someone who has never traveled abroad, how can you compete with hundreds (or possibly thousands) of other university students to land an international internship? The answer lies in having relevant home-country experience, a high International IQ and in being able to sell your skills in the right way. Don’t let a seeming lack of experience stop you from applying for your dream position. The How To Apply For An International Internship Quick Guide will help you build an approach and, most importantly, build confidence in your abilities. Check it out now.

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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:00 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In this age of email and texting, getting on the phone or making personal contact with a potential employer can make a big impact. When making contact, though, how you conduct yourself over the phone is important. Learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact in crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well. The tips below are drawn from the Contacting Employers Directly... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:02 in Top Tips, International Skills

It’s easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're traveling abroad or trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not even be aware of it, but when you travel abroad, you take with you your standards, customs... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:03 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Language Learning

With university majors in international studies and French, it was an obvious choice for Heather to spend some time in Paris. With an eye to making the most of the opportunity to improve her French language skills, Heather chose her program's homestay option, and tried to interact with Parisians as much as possible in their own language. Read about the trip that turned Heather into a travel addict!

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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 00:00 in In the News, Language Learning

Building your capacity in two or more foreign languages adds an important dimension to your international experience. Not only will the process of learning the languages likely put you in direct contact with foreign cultures, but having the language skills will prove to potential employers that you are committed to working in a cross-cultural environment. Check out the Language Learning and International Careers Quick Guide.

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Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 00:00 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This section provides advice for every step of the way, including words directly from expats who have spent time teaching abroad. For a broad, yet detailed overview of how to find a teaching position abroad – and how to make the most of it – consider visiting the Teaching Abroad section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users).

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This section provides advice for every step of the way,... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:03 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Inspired by a passionate Spanish teacher, Ashley always knew she wanted to spend time in Spain. Click the link below to learn about her integration into Spanish culture, her bond with her homestay family – and exactly what she means by “the three c’s!”

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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:48 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, December 12, 2016 - 10:49 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Elisabeth knew that she wanted to use her undergraduate co-op placement to learn about international workplace culture in a developing nation. While working as a project officer in the nursing services department of a Nairobi university, she built career-boosting cross-cultural communication skills, and used her free time to fully immerse herself in the colorful, flavorful local culture.

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