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Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:53 in Stories from Abroad, International Skills

Evan is determined to use his time as an undergrad to build as many international skills and experiences as possible. His brand new Stories from Abroad contribution demonstrates how an open mind, dedication and passion can turn any university campus into a hub of cross-cultural learning. His contribution will inspire those who hope to build international skills on campus. 

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Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 08:48 in Top Tips, Finding Work, International Skills

Job Hunting When You Return is a short section describing how to sell yourself to employers after you return from time abroad. If you have spent time working abroad, you may not know how to describe the skills you have developed, or you may be unaware of concerns a potential employer might have about you. This short section offers some advice on the subject.

Top Tips Reflect on your time abroad: Just because your domestic employers have not worked internationally, does not mean the skills you developed abroad are not valuable. Think of the ways you have changed and improved since... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:44 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Tara was driven to volunteer in Bolivia by a desire to see the world, and a passion for helping others. While there, she learned about her host culture, but also built valuable career experience and learned a whole lot about effective cross-cultural communication. Her story is an exciting and enlightening one!

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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:11 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

MyWorldAbroad’s The World Online is a curated collection of links from around the Internet, designed to inform and inspire. In 2020, Covid-19 rapidly changed the landscape of global travel and the world economy. Earlier this year, we added thirteen new links to articles dealing with the impact of the pandemic around the world, as well as highlighting what Covid-19 has revealed about cultures, digital nomadism and more.

One of the featured articles is 6 Charts Show the Impact of Coronavirus. We all know that Covid-19 has impacted global markets, but this article takes you through... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:22 in Top Tips, Finding Work

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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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 21:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Meryn spent a semester studying abroad in Sweden. Her story is inspirational not only because of the cross-cultural knowledge she gained while overseas, but also because of her forward-thinking approach. Meryn did her research and made sure she'd be in the perfect position, both financially and in terms of her academic career, to head abroad. Check out her story.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 08:26 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching English Abroad gives you all the basics about one of the most popular short-term professions abroad. Although Covid-19 has put a hold on many in-country programs overseas, you can still find online options for teaching English with students based in other regions of the world, which will help you boost your cross-cultural experience profile remotely.

Top Tips Teaching English can take you anywhere in the world: Almost every non-English speaking country in the world hires foreign English teachers for students of all ages and classes of all sizes. Use it to propel yourself into... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:27 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Katie's short-term adventure to Greece gives insight into the ideal go-abroad mentality: openness, eagerness and a sense of humor. Katie planned her trip well in advance, giving herself the time and freedom to make sure she was prepared and in the right mindset to make the most of her weeks abroad. Take a look at her full story right here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 07:49 in In the News, Intern Abroad

Virtual internships are quickly becoming a sought-after option for young people looking for professional international experiences. Since Covid-19 boosted the popularity of online programs, the number of service providers offering such opportunities has increased exponentially. Both students and facilitators alike have started to embrace the huge potential of online experiences – and it looks like they’re here to stay!

Virtual international internships allow you to build quality on-the-job experience and cross-cultural know-how, while side-stepping the high price point of in-person... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 08:53 in Stories from Abroad, In the News

We're delighted to feature a brand new story from abroad, contributed by a truly international worker. Carille knew she wanted to build a global career after backpacking and volunteering around the world. Since that first foray into globetrotting, she has spent almost a decade living and working abroad. Her story contains some excellent cross-cultural insights, so don't miss it! Find her full Q&A right here. 

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