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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 07:11 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Inspired by a passionate Spanish teacher, Ashley always knew she wanted to spend time in Spain. Click the link below to learn about her integration into Spanish culture, her bond with her homestay family – and exactly what she means by “the three c’s!”

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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 06:20 in Work Abroad, Working Holidays, Top Tips

With vaccine rollout starting, people are getting excited about the potential of future travel. To most people, the term “working holiday” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working holiday! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the... Read the full article

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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 05:11 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Talk about full-blown cross-cultural immersion! A one-year teaching job in Gwangju turned into a ten-year, life-changing experience for Gary. According to Gary, a positive outlook makes a world of difference when you're making your way in a foreign land.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 12:32 in Top Tips, The Professions

With more than 1.6 million civilian employees, the US Government is the largest employer in the country. There are many ways to build internationally-oriented careers within the governmental system; and in the US Government section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users), we outline five possible career focuses: international affairs, development, intelligence, trade and the military. Applying to government jobs is different than the private sector. The tips below will help provide some insight to the recruitment process.

Top Tips Connections go a long way: Hiring is... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 1, 2021 - 06:11 in Stories from Abroad, Working Holidays

Janna’s story showcases the value of being proactive when planning a trip abroad. It wasn’t until she tapped into her personal network of contacts that her working holiday in England began to take shape. Once she landed a position, she made the most of her time in the UK by living with a host family and traveling often.

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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:35 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 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 14:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

As an environment and resource management major, Suzanne wanted to enrich her undergraduate experience by studying some of the issues covered in her course work first-hand. So she applied to participate in a study abroad term in Alaska, where she lived with practically off the grid with her fellow researchers.

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Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 16:00 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 Friday, September 24, 2021 - 05:44 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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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Ashlee went abroad to expand her cultural understanding and fuel her interest in literature. Walking the very same streets as her favourite authors connected her to English cultural history and ignited her passion for travel. Check out her story here!

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