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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 09:04 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 Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10 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, February 23, 2018 - 10:22 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:10 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, February 19, 2018 - 10:12 in Stories from Abroad, Study 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, February 16, 2018 - 10:10 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 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:27 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 Monday, February 12, 2018 - 04:44 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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Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018 - 05:57 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 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 08:38 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Combining valuable work experience with international travel and stunning natural beauty? What could be better?! Amy spent four months in a small town in the Swiss Alps coordinating events and recreation programs for an international boarding school. Discover her thoughts on communicating across cultures, developing a work-life balance and making ends meet while gaining cross-cultural career experience.

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