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Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 - 09:20 in In the News, International Skills

You’ve been abroad, collected incredible experiences and built an array of invaluable international skills. You’ve learned about one or more different cultures, but you’ve also learned a lot about yourself. Now it’s time to use the skills you built to begin applying for jobs. Check out the Quick Guide here.

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Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Nichole volunteered in a community hospital and children’s clinic in Cusco, Peru as part of a language study program with AmeriSpan. While working as a nurse’s assistant, Nichole experienced a high-pressure cross-cultural work environment, and was able to greatly enhance her Spanish language skills by using them in a professional context.

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

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Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 07:10 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 Lonely Planet: What's It Like to Be A Digital Nomad During Coronavirus? In this intriguing article, travel writer Lauren Keith talks... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, July 3, 2020 - 11:11 in In the News, Finding Work

What can you do to land your international dream job? Well, giving the perfect interview will certainly help! Standing out from the crowd in the interview process is easy once you know what your international employers are looking for, and how to conduct yourself in every stage of the interview game. Don’t be fooled – an interview isn’t only about what happens when you are sitting across from the hiring manager. It starts with your very first contact – and ends when you land the position! Read the Interviewing for an International Job Quick Guide to get tips on how to win over a potential... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:52 in Work Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Paméla's experience in the hospitality industry (combined with her love of travel and her willingness to be flexible) landed her a long-term work placement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, she built her cross-cultural skills and boosted her employer's business. Check out her story here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 09:10 in MyWorldBuzz, In the News

Covid-19 has created enormous challenges for globally-minded students and staff. The good news is that it is possible to find valuable online international experiences! While student travel options are now severely limited, the demand for virtual international opportunities is skyrocketing. MyWorldAbroad is now launching a comprehensive range of new content and tools to support students and staff pursuing virtual programs.

NEW Virtual International Internships Section with TEN articles: The virtual international internship industry has exploded in popularity over recent months. This... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 03:47 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills, MyWorldBuzz

Here at MyWorldAbroad, we understand the challenging times students and higher education professionals are experiencing as a result of Covid-19, and we've quickly shifted our publishing schedule to ensure that we're supporting current students building vital international skills.

Officially launching today, we have an all-new Virtual International Internships section, featuring a range of articles on this exciting burgeoning industry.

Virtual international internships allow students to build quality on-the-job experience and cross-cultural know-how, without breaking current... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 20:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Sick of sitting in a classroom, Spanish major Emily decided to take language-learning matters into her own hands. She traveled to Valencia, Spain, for a six-week language study program and made the most of the opportunities for extra travel on the side.

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

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 - 09:45 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 BBC: What Coronavirus Reveals About Global Cultures. This short article takes a positive spin on how lockdown has allowed cultures... Read the full article

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