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Posted on Friday, January 7, 2022 - 06:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Sooner or later, living abroad will once again become a possibility. If you hope to move overseas one day, it's worth building up your knowledge base as soon as possible – both about your destination country and about what to expect when immersing yourself in a new culture. This section provides tips on pre-departure preparation, culture shock and specific practical concerns.

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Learn before you leave: As soon as you have decided to move abroad, you should start an intense period of reading and researching your host country. Language, food, politics, culture – all of these... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 05:22 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Combining valuable work experience with international travel and stunning natural beauty? What could be better?! Amy spent four months in a small town in the Swiss Alps coordinating events and recreation programs for an international boarding school. Discover her thoughts on communicating across cultures, developing a work-life balance and making ends meet while gaining cross-cultural career experience.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 05:11 in Top Tips, Finding Work, International Skills

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 - 07:13 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

After having a fantastic first exchange experience on a short-term program in Japan, Mai See knew she wanted to head abroad again – this time for a longer study term. Although she was expecting to experience personal and intellectual growth during her time in South Korea, she wasn’t expecting to make quite so many friends!

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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 05:11 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career, and it's even possible to become an English teacher online. This section provides advice for every step of the way, including words directly from expats who have spent time teaching abroad. For a broad, yet detailed overview of how to find a teaching position abroad – and how to make the most of it – consider visiting the Teaching Abroad section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users).

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This... Read the full article

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Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 07:11 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Ever wanted to just hit the road with some friends, some camping gear and no GPS? Well, that's exactly what Joana did when she spent a month traveling with almost 30 friends and acquaintances from Portugal to Romania and back again. As the world re-opens, these opportunities will come back online!

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Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021 - 07:33 in Top Tips, Finding Work, The Professions

Husbands, wives, fiancées and partners who are accompanying a loved one on a trip or work term abroad have a very unique type of international experience. Traveling abroad with a loved one can sometimes be stressful and challenging. After all, you've been picked up and moved from your home on account of someone else’s career. Staying busy, motivated and engaged in your new environment can help you overcome many of the challenges associated with being the "traveling spouse."

Top Tips Get to work! The very best way to stay busy, enthusiastic and self-confident as a traveling spouse is to... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 20:23 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Travel Abroad

Khanh had a personal connection with Germany and took full advantage of travel opportunities while in Europe. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Konstanz, in Germany, and added extra travel experience both before and after her courses. Via this story, you'll also be able to access her 12-minute YouTube travelogue.

Check out her story here.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 06:00 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 Friday, November 26, 2021 - 06:11 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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