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Posted on Monday, September 5, 2022 - 10:14 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

For Ashley, studying in Spain was about more than school and language learning – it was about engaging completely with a foreign culture, opening herself up to as many new experiences as possible and overcoming the challenges associated with being far from home. Ashley’s story discusses how she dealt with culture shock and made her study abroad experience a success. Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, September 2, 2022 - 14:11 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 09:16 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Mitchell fell in love with Japanese culture before he even booked his plane ticket! His study abroad experience was a chance for him to experience day-to-day life in Japan first-hand, and to connect with like-minded globe-trotters from around the world.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022 - 02:09 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: How is the issue of gender equality approached? Does gender play a role in social hierarchy in or out of the workplace? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 05:12 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 05:12 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 Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 14:23 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

A few years ago, Cindy left a job in Canada to travel to Shanghai for an internship with CRCC Asia. As an avid blogger and aspiring businesswoman, she threw herself into the internship experience, and into the culture of her host country. Read her story to find out how the experience changed her life, and helped her to build crucial cross-cultural and career skills. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 04:22 in Top Tips, Finding Work

The Internet has opened up a whole new world for job searchers the world over, and there's an ever-increasing number of jobs available online (for remote and in-person positions). The variety of opportunities seems almost endless when you're first starting your research online. Here are a few super-quick tips to help you keep on top of your international job search. Registered users can sign in to the main MyWorldAbroad site in order to access hundreds of international job boards and extensive advice on conducting a successful internationally-focused job hunt.

Top Tips It’s a big... Read the full article
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 05:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 14:12 in Top Tips, The Professions

This year, we've seen the power of NGOs in supporting vulnerable communities around the world.

A lot of students dream of a career in international development. But, what is the best way to prepare yourself for a successful career with an NGO or international development organization? We've drawn a few key tips from the NGOs and International Development section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Take a look:

Top Tips International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural... Read the full article
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