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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 16:39 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

I write to you from Washington, DC, where I'm excited to be participating in the first ever IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad (GSA)! We got a chance to do some sightseeing around town (see photo) before getting up early and heading to the conference, where our MyWorldAbroad exhibitor booth has been busy all day.

We'll be back again tomorrow, and I'll also be participating in a panel discussion on Articulating the Career Relevance of Study Abroad at 1:45pm along with Stacie Berdan (chair), Inge Steglitz, Linda Gross and Jeff Le.

Stop by if you're participating in the... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:11 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

The Forum on Education Abroad has a growing collection of documents, correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photographs and other material relating to the history of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings until and including the 1990s, and MyWorldAbroad's publisher and founder, Jean-Marc Hachey, is thrilled to now be able to make a significant contribution to the collection. Recently, he made a donation of over 100 education publications from the 1980s and 1990s to the Forum's Special Collection. We hope the books come to great use at the Forum!

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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:13 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz, Study Abroad

Generation Study Abroad (GSA) is an important five-year campaign recently undertaken by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The project is dedicated to doubling the number of students who study abroad by the year 2020. And now, we’re delighted to announce that MyWorldAbroad has become one of GSA’s official Commitment Partners!

For over twenty years, MyWorldAbroad has been dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of going abroad and building global career skills. After all, in the new global economy, international experience is a crucial component of career... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 00:00 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

At MyWorldAbroad we're always busy trying to spread the word about the career value of going abroad. I was delighted to be able to contribute to the special "International" section in the Winter issue of Career Options magazine. Going international requires more than just wanderlust, and in the article I highlight ways of self-evaluating your level of cross-cultural flexibility, awareness and potential. Check out the online article here, or check out the full magazine in a scannable online version here.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 08:57 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

Did you know? You can find MyWorldAbroad's tips in the Winter issue of Careering magazine! The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)'s Careering magazine is a free resource by and for career development professionals in Canada. It is distributed in both a print and digital format three times a year. The magazine provides reflection and analysis of the latest career counselling and development practices and theories, and I was pleased to contribute to their latest issue, with a bilingual article debunking some of the major myths about the international job search... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 07:29 in In the News, International Skills

Wondering how you can become more internationally-minded, even when you’re stuck on campus? Well, MyWorldAbroad’s main site (for registered users) offers plenty of suggestions for getting involved in international activities at home, but keeping up with top-quality world news sites online is an excellent way to supplement your personal international networks and activities. Being able to hold an intelligent and informed discussion about current events in another region of the world is a fantastic quality, and can actually help you become a stronger networker and interview candidate.

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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 09:11 in In the News, Study Abroad

Listen up, Canadians: On June 13th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of an exciting new scholarship program specifically geared towards promoting international experiences for students!

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, which is an initiative honouring the Queen's 60 years of service to Canada, will grant scholarships for undergraduate- and graduate-level students to travel to developing Commonwealth nations and undertake internships or academic study.

Starting in 2015, scholarships will be granted for periods of four months to one... Read the full article

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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 Monday, March 3, 2014 - 00:00 in In the News

These days, there's an app for just about everything! And there are some fantastic apps to help you access useful information while abroad. It's worth conducting a search for international travel and study abroad apps before heading overseas (if you're going to a country with widespread Internet access, that is). A simple search will bring up currency converter apps, weather map apps, friend finders, hotel/hostel finders and so much more. One app we love is AllSubway, which links you up to subway maps in cities around the world. 

Mashable also recently put together a list of their... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 13:42 in In the News

Being aware of your home country in a global context is one of the key elements of true cross-cultural intelligence.

As a high-functioning political power, the US plays a primary role on the world stage, but sometimes it's important to look past the headlines and attempt to understand national motivations in global affairs, and to look at ways of improving interactions with the rest of the world.

According to leading political analysts, international development workers, journalists and theorists, there are some prevailing myths about the US that should be disposed of. One... Read the full article

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