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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:48 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

By working for a microfinance organization in Ghana, May-Lynne was able to have a personally rewarding experience while building valuable professional credentials. May-Lynne’s inspiring story outlines her perspective on keeping an open mind abroad, and the steps she took to integrate fully into local Ghanaian culture.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:35 in Top Tips, Working Vacations, Work Abroad

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 Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Inspired by the international travels of his older sister, Sean knew he wanted to go somewhere exotic and totally foreign on his study abroad adventure. Going to Morocco – and living with a host family during his stay – allowed him to fully engage with a rich and exciting culture.

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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:36 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:43 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Ariana participated in the unique We Build service learning program, which allowed her to complete coursework while working on a house-building project in India. Her experience demonstrates the importance of keeping an open mind and a positive attitude while abroad, even if things become challenging.

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Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:40 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Alex is a business-minded student. He understands the value of having a global perspective in the workplace and chose to study in Australia not only for personal enrichment – but also to open potential career pathways career, build valuable experience and extend his personal network half-way across the globe!

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Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:02 in In the News, International Skills

So you’ve been abroad and now it’s time to head home to your normal life. You’ve had a life-altering experience, made new friends and learned so much about yourself and the world. Though you may be eager to get back to your familiar stomping ground, it can be difficult to re-adjust to your old surroundings and friendships. Much like culture shock, re-entry shock can strike when you least expect it, and can leave you feeling disoriented or down. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:45 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:54 in In the News, International Skills

People who have traveled and lived abroad are different from those who have not. By engaging with foreign cultures, you’ll gain a unique perspective on culture and communication – and you’ll build sought-after professional skills that will give your future career a major boost. So, what is an International IQ and how can you build yours? This Quick Guide will tell you everything you need to know. Check out Your International IQ now!

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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:38 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

After having a fantastic first exchange experience on a short-term program in Japan, Mai See knew she wanted to head abroad again – this time for a longer study term. Although she was expecting to experience personal and intellectual growth during her time in South Korea, she wasn’t expecting to make quite so many friends!

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