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Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 09:52 in Top Tips, Language Learning

Having a second or third language greatly increases your appeal to international employers. Not only does it show that you are capable and adaptable, it also shows your commitment to cross-cultural communication. Not convinced? Here are a few more tips to start you on a language-learning path!

Top Tips The working world needs multi-lingual workers: Whether you are applying for a job at home or abroad, your potential employers will be impressed by your language abilities. You may be required to use your second language on the job, or it may simply be a skill that proves your commitment... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad

In her story from abroad, Jessica gives a great description of her time adjusting to life in Colombia. Read about how she financed her trip, kept her focus and stepped way out of her comfort zone in Medellin!

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

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:33 in Top Tips, International Skills

It can be easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not have been aware of it until now, but when you travel abroad or interact with people from other countries,... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:11 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, November 20, 2020 - 11:00 in In the News, Finding Work

International resumes are different from domestic resumes. From your stated objective to your highlighted skills, when applying for an internationally oriented position, you should be sure to follow the guidelines for specifically international resumes. So, you want to know what they are? You can find out right here.

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Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Even now, we live in a truly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a plane... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:35 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Bushra's story shows how going abroad can form the basis for a whole new outlook on life. Working as a seminar instructor in Beijing, Bushra developed ways of motivating her students to work hard and learn a new language, meanwhile she was able to get an in-depth understanding of a completely new culture. 

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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 - 09:48 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In recent years, the communication landscape has changed drastically. Information and opportunities from around the world are now accessible from almost any household or dorm room, and this fact has completely transformed the international job search process. Now, in a post-COVID world, your online presence is more powerful than ever.

Social Media for Career Success outlines the importance of developing a strong online presence before your hunt for opportunities even begins, and the section will also give you detailed advice about how and where and how to get involved in the ever-... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00 in In the News, International Skills

Being able to describe other cultures is a key component of an International IQ. What you might not realize is that it’s equally important to be able to describe and analyze your own culture objectively. Now that COVID-19 has slowed international travel and study abroad, it's a perfect time to reflect on your home culture and your personal cultural paradigm. Check out our Quick Guide on this topic here.

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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:33 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Ashley spent three years teaching in Japan with the JET program. She went above and beyond to connect with the local culture by becoming involved in extra-curricular activities, and found her career aspirations altered by her full-immersion experience. Her story is an important read for anyone considering teaching abroad, particularly in Japan.

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