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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:11 in In the News, International Skills

Building real-world international experience is just plain life-changing: not only will you enrich your life and gain new perspective on yourself and the world, you’ll also open the door to countless new professional opportunities. So, how can you start building your International IQ now, while you’re still in school? The 24 Ways to Go International Quick Guide is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your cross-cultural future. Check it out now!

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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:28 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Ariana participated in the unique We Build service learning program, which allowed her to complete coursework while working on a house-building project in India. Her experience demonstrates the importance of keeping an open mind and a positive attitude while abroad, even if things become challenging.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:57 in Top Tips, Language Learning

Having a second or third language greatly increases your appeal to international employers. Not only does it show that you are capable and adaptable, it also shows your commitment to cross-cultural communication. Not convinced? Here are a few more tips to start you on a language-learning path!

Top Tips The working world needs multi-lingual workers: Whether you are applying for a job at home or abroad, your potential employers will be impressed by your language abilities. You may be required to use your second language on the job, or it may simply be a skill that proves your commitment... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 - 10:40 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

All it took was a poster in her exchange coordinator’s office to get Sheila hooked on the idea of studying in France. Studying in Lyon, Sheila expanded her cultural horizons by building her French language skills, sampling a wide array of local foods and getting involved in extra-curricular activities. At times living Lyon tested her patience, but it ultimately enriched her life.

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Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00 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 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:26 in Top Tips, Finding Work

What skills do international employers expect you to have? What can you expect from your international career? What jobs are going to be available to you after you graduate? What qualities should you start developing to ensure your success? And what happens when you want to have a family? The Ideal International Profile section on MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) provides answers to all these questions, but below you'll find a few of the key tips for those hoping to start building international career potential now.

Top Tips Focus your studies: Even if you aren’t... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 - 09:32 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Inspired by the international travels of his older sister, Sean knew he wanted to go somewhere exotic and totally foreign on his study abroad adventure. Going to Morocco – and living with a host family during his stay – allowed him to fully engage with a rich and exciting culture.

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Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 - 12:30 in In the News, Finding Work, 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 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2021 - 08:29 in Top Tips, International Skills

It can be easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not have been aware of it until now, but when you travel abroad or interact with people from other countries,... Read the full article
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