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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 13:13 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Bushra's story offers a great example of a student who makes the most of her trips abroad, viewing the excursions as learning experiences, but also as tools for self-reflection and self-assessment. Her story of a short-term volunteer trip to Guatemala highlights the important realizations that become possible when a student rises to the challenge of going abroad. Check out Bushra's story here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:25 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 Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:03 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

At MyWorldAbroad, we understand the incredibly challenging times you're working through as internationally focused students and staff. 2020 looks much different than expected, but nonetheless international skill-building remains a vital part of education, and we're determined to continue supporting it. In response to recent events, we've shifted our publishing schedule to ensure that we're creating relevant new content and doing everything we can to support the development of global career skills, whether that takes place remotely or in-person. Take a look at the upcoming additions to our... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:24 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Elisabeth knew that she wanted to use her undergraduate co-op placement to learn about international workplace culture in a developing nation. While working as a project officer in the nursing services department of a Nairobi university, she built career-boosting cross-cultural communication skills, and used her free time to fully immerse herself in the colorful, flavorful local culture.

Read more in Stories from Abroad on the main MyWorld site. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:00 in In the News, Language Learning

Building your capacity in two or more foreign languages adds an important dimension to your international experience. Not only will the process of learning the languages likely put you in direct contact with foreign cultures, but having the language skills will prove to potential employers that you are committed to working in a cross-cultural environment. Check out the Language Learning and International Careers Quick Guide.

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Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 13:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Alyssa is a great example of how even short-term volunteer trips abroad can have a big impact. Each reading week, Alyssa travels to a new location to participate in a different volunteer program. Here, she recounts what she learned working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, and with a medical outreach group in Nicaragua.

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

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Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:55 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

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, May 4, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Megan caught the travel bug at a young age and has been skipping around the globe ever since! She took a moment to tell us about her travels and her perspective on cross-cultural encounters. "At the end of the day, we have more in common than we think! It's fun to celebrate the similarities and recognize the differences."

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

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 - 20:22 in In the News, International Skills

So you want to build an international career? The global workforce is competitive, no matter your field of expertise, but there are four key phases that will allow you to build the global career skills you need to succeed. By following MyWorldAbroad’s four-part approach to international career-building, you’ll place yourself ahead of the crowd by developing a high International IQ and having enriching, professionally-focused international experiences. Check out The Four Parts to Acquiring Global Career Skills now!

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