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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 - 20:22 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 Friday, August 28, 2020 - 21:22 in In the News, International Skills

It can be challenging to keep your international skill-building goals in mind while the school year is underway. This year will be even more challenging than most. Use our International School Year Check List Quick Guide to help you stay focused from month-to-month. Check which opportunities might be available online or on-campus, as we continue to work through travel restrictions. You can print this page out and keep it on your workdesk, or revisit it throughout the year. This guide is full of practical calls to action, and it's designed to help you make the most of your time. This is a... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:23 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Travel Abroad

Jessica never expected that she would go abroad, but after choosing to attend university in her hometown, she wanted a change. Read her story to find out what she learned about herself and the world as she studied in Ireland, and traveled all over Europe. This is a positive and inspiring instalment of our Stories from Abroad series! Check it out. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:22 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

MyWorldAbroad’s The World Online is a curated collection of links from around the Internet, designed to inform and inspire. In 2020, Covid-19 rapidly changed the landscape of global travel and the world economy. Earlier this year, we added thirteen new links to articles dealing with the impact of the pandemic around the world, as well as highlighting what Covid-19 has revealed about cultures, digital nomadism and more.

One of the featured articles is POLITICO: Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here's How. In this intriguing article, 34 prominent thinkers from the worlds... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020 - 13:33 in Top Tips, The Professions

If you're an engineering student or recent graduate, you need to know what your options are and how to go about achieving success in the international field. What skills do you need? What are your options? Do you need cross-cultural experience to be an international engineer? The tips below provide a few basic answers to questions we hear a lot!

Top Tips Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons: Within the engineering industries, international work experience is generally only valued by firms participating in international projects. While working as an engineer abroad, you will... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:11 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 Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:20 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

MyWorldAbroad’s The World Online is a curated collection of links from around the Internet, designed to inform and inspire. In 2020, Covid-19 rapidly changed the landscape of global travel and the world economy. Earlier this year, we added thirteen new links to articles dealing with the impact of the pandemic around the world, as well as highlighting what Covid-19 has revealed about cultures, digital nomadism and more.

One particularly interesting site is Culture & Covid-19 according to UNESCO. We all know that Covid-19 has impacted global markets, but this series of articles... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:06 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

"Reading a book can only tell you so much," says Chee. "To truly understand some things you must experience them first-hand." During his undergrad degree, Chee took his own advice and went abroad to study at Kookmin University in South Korea. As a design student, Chee was as interested in the visual culture as in the social culture, and his story highlights some excellent attitudes towards international experiences and cultural immersion. As the world slowly looks towards the lifting of travel restrictions, be inspired by those who have already gone abroad.

Read more in the Stories... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:36 in Volunteer Abroad, Top Tips

Volunteering is one of the most popular go abroad experiences, and many agencies are already booking for 2021 expeditions, with the expectation that travel will open up once again. People volunteer abroad for a variety of reasons: some want to have an adventure, while others are hell-bent on saving the world. Whatever your goals, MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) has advice for you, as well as hundreds of resources to get you in touch with your ideal program. Here are a few of the key tips from the section:

Top Tips Up your intensity: Volunteering in a third world... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:53 in Stories from Abroad, International Skills

Evan is determined to use his time as an undergrad to build as many international skills and experiences as possible. His brand new Stories from Abroad contribution demonstrates how an open mind, dedication and passion can turn any university campus into a hub of cross-cultural learning. His contribution will inspire those who hope to build international skills on campus. 

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

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