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Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:09 in Stories from Abroad

Megan caught the travel bug at a young age and has been skipping around the globe ever since! She took a moment to tell us about her travels and her perspective on cross-cultural encounters. "At the end of the day, we have more in common than we think! It's fun to celebrate the similarities and recognize the differences."

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Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:25 in Top Tips, International Skills

Are you seeing your potential life abroad through rose-colored glasses? Thinking realistically about your upcoming adventure will help you enjoy and appreciate your time overseas even more, and can potentially help you add career value to your travels. The main MyWorld site offers multiple articles dispelling some of the most commonly-circulated myths about living and working abroad. Check out a few of the key tips from the section: 

Top Tips Not everything abroad is interesting: When you move abroad, you'll certainly be engaging with another culture and learning a lot, but work is... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:00 in In the News, Finding Work

If you’re a student or young professional starting out on an international career, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “elevator pitch” before. An elevator pitch, simply put, is a short, comprehensive (and hopefully impressive) description of your skills, experience and objectives. You should always have an elevator pitch prepared – because you never know when you’ll run into a potential mentor or manager who surprises you with the phrase: “Tell me about yourself.” Do you have your answer ready, or will you struggle to present the most relevant information about your professional self?... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.

Read more about Justin's internship in the Stories from Abroad section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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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.

Top Tips Even “low-skilled” work can have high value: Even if... Read the full article
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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.

Top Tips Connections go a long way: Hiring is... Read the full article
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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.

Top Tips Focus your studies: Even if you aren’t... Read the full article
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