The process of landing an international position is different from the domestic hiring process. Interviewing For An International Job is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site that explains what to expect and how to succeed when you land an interview for international position. In short: preparation is your best friend!Top Tips Your interview starts before you walk through the door: Don’t be deceived – every moment of contact between you and your potential employer is part of the interview process. Be polite and professional at all times. Take a minute to consider yourself in terms... Read the full article
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Yannish doubled the value of his study abroad term in the UK by adding a three-week internship in Madagascar to the end of his trip. By the time he arrived to begin his internship, he’d had already spent many months tuning up his adaptation and cross-cultural communication skills and was able to hit the ground running in his exciting new workplace.
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There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!Top Tips Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that. There are many reasons... Read the full article
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.
While living in Milan, Davis took every opportunity to soak up the local culture. According to Davis, the study abroad experience transformed him from a “naïve, awkward American boy into a brand new person.” This transformation took effort, study and full cultural immersion.
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Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand, and how to protect themselves abroad.Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
While studying in Ghana, Sylvia took every opportunity to embrace the local culture. She learned about language, food, local dance and much more. Her description of the experience demonstrates how keeping an open mind and an adventurous spirit can turn a study abroad term into a life-changing journey.
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Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:Top Tips There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation. Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work... Read the full article
Going abroad is an exciting adventure. You don't want to be bogged down by money troubles while abroad, instead of being able to fully immerse yourself and enjoy the experience. But the fact is, heading overseas costs money, so it's important to consider your budget before you buy your plane ticket. Check out our budget-focused Quick Guide here.
Husbands, wives, fiancées and partners who are accompanying a loved one on a trip or work term abroad have a very unique type of international experience. Traveling abroad with a loved one can sometimes be stressful and challenging. After all, you've been picked up and moved from your home on account of someone else’s career. Staying busy, motivated and engaged in your new environment can help you overcome many of the challenges associated with being the "traveling spouse."Top Tips Get to work! The very best way to stay busy, enthusiastic and self-confident as a traveling spouse is to... Read the full article