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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 05:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

An internship placement was one of the mandatory components of Sheila’s undergraduate degree, and to fulfill the requirement she chose to travel to Huacho, Peru, where she worked first for the water utility and then for the Ministry of the Environment. Get a glimpse of life in an ever-changing cross-cultural workplace.

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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:47 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad, Working Holidays

Bryan spent New Year's Day 2019 in Vietnam, and over the course of the year he traveled to no less than 12 countries! Read about his journey, backpacking through Eastern Europe and Germany, and traveling around Asia. As most of us stay a little closer to home for the next few months, we can begin planning and dreaming of our coming international adventures. Read Bryan's story to get inspired.

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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 08:11 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 Monday, June 14, 2021 - 14:50 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Joshua spent a semester in Sweden soaking up the culture, connecting with fellow students and taking side trips to a variety of other European destinations. His experience highlights the positive personal growth that can take place when you push your boundaries and open yourself up to new possibilities abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 10:48 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 Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sometimes a journey abroad can be truly life-changing, as in the case of Anthony, who left a job as a computer technician in the US to go and teach in China. Ten years later, Anthony has built a career as an ESL teacher and continues to build a unique life for himself on the other side of the world!

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Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:00 in Travel Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Having previously volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mozambique for two years, Jimmy knew he wanted to head back to Africa to visit his friends and make new connections. Jimmy’s story illustrates the excitement of traveling alone, and the importance of venturing beyond the tourist traps.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:46 in Top Tips, The Professions

The thought of hopping on a plane to help the sick and needy is thrilling and inspiring. But, working internationally in the health care field is not quite as simple as that. Read this section to get a sense of what your options are.

Top Tips Health is a growth industry: Developing nations are in constant need of certified medical professionals to fight famine and disease. Hospitals, companies, NGOs and IGOs are just some of the employers generally in need of qualified professionals. Understand why you want to go abroad: Are you going because of your desire to participate in... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 - 14:26 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Sabrina spent most of her undergrad degree thinking she'd never get the chance to go abroad. But after graduating, she realized that teaching English in South Korea would allow her to travel long-term without breaking the bank. Through TEFL, she found her passport to cross-cultural enrichment and inspiration.

Read Sabrina's excellent essay about her path to going abroad, and her incredible journey to confident immersion abroad. Don't miss it! Read the article here.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 09:32 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Omar opted to spend his study abroad semester in Valencia, Spain – a mid-sized city in which he could learn Spanish, soak up the culture and plan side trips to North Africa and other areas of Europe. Omar gives an evocative account of cross-cultural euphoria, the pleasures of language learning abroad, the joys of Spanish cuisine and the first steps towards building an international career.

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