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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 16:13 in In the News, Study Abroad

As everyone knows, there's more to studying abroad than just taking classes. Spending time abroad is about immersing yourself in a new culture, meeting people you never would have met at home, learning new languages and trying new things. It's about pushing yourself to grow, broaden your perspectives and have the time of your life. But don't forget that it can also be a career-building experience!

When you spend an extended period of time overseas, you're developing crucial cross-cultural and communication skills that will be valued by employers in almost every industry. If you're... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 05:18 in In the News, Study Abroad

Study abroad experiences are crucial, because they pull you out of your comfort zone and challenge you to develop skills you never knew you needed. The things you learn about the world (and yourself) while abroad become integrated into your personality and your professional potential, building you into a more world-wise individual and cross-culturally capable worker.

But still, only about one per cent of US students study abroad, and there is some debate in the public sphere about the value of studying abroad. Here at MyWorldAbroad, we can clearly see the huge value of going abroad... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 13:03 in In the News, Study Abroad

Want to hear from successful, career-minded women about what studying abroad did for them? Career Girls is an organization focused on highlighting female role models from across all industries in order to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders.

We especially love these study abroad-focused interview videos, and we've linked a few below for your viewing pleasure. Take a look! 

For first-hand accounts of career-building and exciting experiences abroad, check out the Stories From Abroad area of the main MyWorld site!

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:57 in Travel Abroad, Study Abroad

Sometimes an ID card is more than just an ID card! The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is "the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status" worldwide and no student should head abroad without one!

ISIC cards are issued in over 125 countries worldwide. All students over the age of 12, of any nationality, can purchase a card at an affordable price and reap the rewards.

So, what are the rewards, you ask? As well as being able to prove your student status internationally, the ISIC card allows you access over 42,000 exclusive benefits around the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 09:11 in Study Abroad, In the News

It was only a matter of time until someone created a GIF rundown of the study abroad experience; and the day has come. A few days ago, the Matador Network posted a 21-step GIF homage to the study abroad experience, start to finish. We'd be remiss if we didn't include it here for your enjoyment! Did your study abroad experience match up to this funny visual description? 

For those who are about to head abroad, we'd highly recommend supplementing this amusing GIF description with a few of our more informative explorations of the study abroad experience! See the links below. 

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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:14 in In the News, Study Abroad

Here at MyWorld, we love hearing from students and young professionals who travel to unusual places, and travelers who are willing to go off the beaten path in order to have challenging and unique experiences.

When planning to study abroad, it's easy to select a country that's quite similar to your own. The vast majority of North American students choose to spend their semesters and years abroad in Asia and Western Europe. But just because these regions are the norm, doesn't mean they're the only options. Just think of how much you'd learn by taking a leap and going somewhere... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:02 in Study Abroad, Intern Abroad, Work Abroad

Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 15:00 in In the News, Study Abroad

Statistics tell us that students who are willing to travel to an out-of-state (or out-of-province) university are much more likely to head abroad during their time at school. What creates this adventurous spirit? What helps a student develop a willingness to encounter the unknown? The New York Times blog took a look at this issue in an interesting article, published Monday. If you are heading off to school, or are about to start your sophomore or junior year, we recommend that you take a moment to scan this article and consider where you fit in the model they describe.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 19:42 in In the News, Study Abroad

As opposed to studying abroad for a semester or a year, some students choose to go abroad for their entire degree. Check out this article from Reuters, which gives a rundown of the personal, financial and professional reasons that thousands of students choose to go abroad long-term. 

The cross-cultural, language and adaptation skills you gain while abroad can be life-changing, not to mention career-changing. If you're interested in reading more about studying abroad and how to start planning your adventure, check out the main MyWorld site! We have plenty of great articles and... Read the full article

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