MyWorldAbroad’s comprehensive list of international volunteer-sending organizations (Canadian and US NGOs and placement agencies) is a top resource list for those interested in pursuing career-boosting volunteer opportunities abroad. As part of the MyWorldAbroad 2.0 series of updates, we’ve audited and updated our existing selection of over 300 resources, and we’ve added 70 more. We hope you’ll have a look and recommend it to your friends, colleagues and students. View.
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MyWorldAbroad has collected a list of volunteer resources that are meant to inspire, motivate and direct students and young professionals towards their next volunteer abroad experiences. Our collection of job boards and advice sites has been expanded to 50 listings as part of the MyWorldAbroad 2.0 series of updates. We hope you’ll have a look and recommend it to your friends, colleagues and students. View.
MyWorldAbroad offers a comprehensive list of international internship opportunities with Canadian and US NGOs and placement agencies. In our resource list, these programs have each been coded based on country, region, sector, fee and duration. As part of the MyWorldAbroad 2.0 update, our researchers did a full review of this list, updating over 200 resources, and adding over 30 new listings. View here.
Finding an international internship can be difficult; but having an international internship experience can be one of the biggest career boosts that a student or young professional can have.
As you are probably aware, MyWorldAbroad offers collections of resources and links to international internship job boards, advice and opportunities.
As part of MyWorldAbroad 2.0, we reviewed and added to this resource list. Students and advisors can now find new resources in this list, as well as updated profiles of our current listings:International Internship Job Boards and Advice
At MyWorldAbroad, we like to share our process with clients and potential clients, so that you can get to know the company you’re partnering with. We’ve just launched three new pages to help you track and understand how MyWorldAbroad is updated and improved on an ongoing basis. Content Updates tracks the most recent changes and additions to the site; How We Update Content describes how we organize our research staff and how often we update content; and Product Description provides you with a comprehensive list of all our services. These pages are accessible from the MyWorldAbroad footer,... Read the full article
MyWorldAbroad is constantly trying to streamline the registration process to make it quicker for students.
Schools using the Quick Access System (QAS) now have access to the Quick Registration System, which prompts students to go through a short registration process when they star an article or resource, or when they access the quizzes. See an example here. And please view more details on MWA registration systems here.
This means that students are able to access site content, and then prompted to register when they engage further with the content.
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.
We know that for students and their advisors, there’ s always a long list of tasks to be completed. Sometimes it’s just not possible to dedicate a full day to go abroad research and advice. For those who are in a rush, we’ve compiled four collections of essential articles from the site.
Each collection lists between ten and 15 articles from the site that we think you’ll find most useful. The four collection topics are: International Skills, Getting Experience, Finding Work and The Professions. See the selection here.
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
Navigation. It’s a simple part of a Web site, but arguably the most important. On our 4 BIG Things landing page, you’ll notice that you’re now linked directly to four "Jump to Content" menus. These new menus make direct access to sub-sections quicker and easier. These new menus are also available from the footer. View an example here. We hope you like the increased accessibility.