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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 13:54 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 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 09:58 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

By the time Behrang arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, he was already a seasoned traveler, and was hoping to build professional experience working in the Pacific region. While working at the University of Technology he was able to immerse himself in local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace culture, and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 05:29 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, March 26, 2018 - 07:10 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Language Learning

Katie combined her passions for travel, volunteering and the Spanish language and spent two months working on two volunteer projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. A positive attitude, adaptibility and a love of learning helped Katie overcome minor challenges and have an extraordinary, successful term abroad.

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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:10 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 22, 2018 - 11:12 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, March 21, 2018 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

All it took was a poster in her exchange coordinator’s office to get Sheila hooked on the idea of studying in France. Studying in Lyon, Sheila expanded her cultural horizons by building her French language skills, sampling a wide array of local foods and getting involved in extra-curricular activities. At times living Lyon tested her patience, but it ultimately enriched her life.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:02 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, March 19, 2018 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:12 in In the News, Finding Work

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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