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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.

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

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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:21 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 Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:40 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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

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Posted on Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:00 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

We're delighted to feature the latest selections from our Stories from Abroad section. We've added five brand new Q&As over the past months, so visit the section to peruse contributions from over 90 students and young professionals. Get first-hand insights from those who have traveled for work, volunteering, internships, study and much more.

If you feel inspired and have a story to share, visit the submission guidelines page. 

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Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 06:59 in Top Tips, The Professions

There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!

Top Tips Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that. There are many reasons... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:33 in In the News, International Skills

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You've improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that's sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:09 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you’ll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you’ll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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