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Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:12 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Seth and his partner Julia are both teachers abroad, currently based in Hong Kong. Seth's story about teaching abroad long-term highlights the joys of cross-cultural immersion and the satisfaction of teaching overseas. Don't miss it! He and his wife  also run the exciting travel adventure blog For Something More, so check it out!

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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 13:11 in Top Tips, Finding Work, The Professions

There are important differences between an international resume and a domestic one. An international resume requires you to demonstrate on paper that you have the required overseas skills and professional experience to qualify for a position. Don't fret if you haven't had a great deal of international experience. There are ways to amp up the value of your current experience to build a cross-cultural resume focus. The main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) outlines some of these methods, but here are a few key things to remember about international resumes:

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Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Erin is a Canadian student with a penchant for globetrotting. So far in her university career, she’s gone on exchange to both Australia and the US. Erin maximized her time on exchange by volunteering, taking on part-time work, socializing with international students and participating in a wide variety of other exciting extra-curricular activities. She also parlayed her experience in the States into several other international adventures.

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Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:39 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In this age of email and texting, getting on the phone or making personal contact with a potential employer can make a big impact. When making contact, how you conduct yourself is important. Learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact in crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and the perfect things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well. The tips below are drawn from the Contacting Employers Directly section of the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:44 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Hearing about her classmates’ international adventures made Lacy realize that she wanted to study abroad. She wanted to give her resume a competitive edge, but also have a few exciting adventures – and New Zealand was just the ticket!

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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:22 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:23 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. Top Tips 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 things... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 13:22 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.

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Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021 - 07:54 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Hannah, like many students, had plans to travel abroad in the summer of 2020. But when the pandemic put an end to those plans, Hannah found another way to expand her cross-cultural experience -- by completing a virtual teaching internship online. Working directly with students in Nicaragua, Hannah was able to tap into her existing international skills while developing brand new cross-cultural capabilities! Her Q&A is a great example of the ideal perspective to bring into the intercultural workplace. Check it out!

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Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 09:47 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).

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