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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:45 in In the News, Work Abroad, International Skills

When it comes to negotiating across cultures, there are many challenges to ensuring clear lines of communication. The meanings of simple phrases, greetings or professional communications can vary greatly, and when working or doing business internationally or in heavily cross-cultural environments, awareness of subtle cultural differences can be hugely useful.

The Harvard Business Review revently released an excellent video short detailing some of the challenges involved in negotiating across cultures, and some ways of approaching international business environments. Check it out now... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54 in In the News, Study Abroad

Some of the biggest barriers to study abroad are cost, curriculum, and culture. But from today until March 31, IIE, Go Overseas and campaign partners AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel are inviting you to take part in the #GoStudyAbroad campaign! 

The #GoStudyAbroad contest calls on STUDENTS, STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI, FACULTY, ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS to pay it forward by nominating U.S. college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. Or, if you've never been abroad, you can enter to win a scholarship for your own program overseas.... Read the full article

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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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