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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:43 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

With an interest in international business and a passion for travel, Kristina knew she wanted to study abroad. Battling culture shock and the strain of adaptation, Kristina nonetheless managed to thrive in her host city of Lyon – even maximizing her study experience by taking on an additional internship with a small French firm.

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

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Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:11 in MyWorldBuzz, International Skills, In the News

Now, more than ever, it's important to stay connected and informed online.

MyWorldAbroad's World Online section has just been audited and expanded to help you keep up your intercultural thinking and learning while you're staying home to save lives.

We've even included a brand new section specifically about coronavirus: What might the global economy look like a year from now? How have internet usage patterns changed in recent weeks? How have cultures expressed their uniqueness in the face of lockdown?

These are just a few of the topics covered by our collected links.... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Katie volunteered at the Sandipani Muni School in Vrindavan, India, working in a school, teaching basic skills to children as they learned the English language. Katie was studying occupational therapy at the time. Check out her story to learn how this short-term volunteering term both challenged and invigorated her course of study. Read it now.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Daniel went to France to expand his cultural horizons, and also to build skills for his future career back home. He is a high-functioning student and individual, always looking for a new challenge and new ways to learn. While abroad, Daniel learned about French culture but also found his career focuses shifting. How did this happen? Find out by reading his story now.

Have you been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 - 10:59 in Top Tips, International Skills

Even now, we live in a truly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a plane... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 - 09:48 in In the News

Things outside are different than they were a few months ago, but one thing hasn't changed: the world is still full of unique and beautiful cultures and perspectives! This short article from the BBC reveals how lockdown is highlighting the features and focal points of various cultures and communities around the globe. Take a quick read and think about what has become most important in your home culture over the past few weeks. Check out the article here.

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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Maggie spent a summer studying in the hustle and bustle of London, England. She chose England because she wanted to immerse herself in a foreign culture and meet a completely new group of people without having to become fluent in a new language. This is a great Q&A to inspire anyone thinking of heading abroad for their first cross-cultural adventure.

Check out Maggie's story here.

Been abroad? Tell us about it.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 06:27 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Travel Abroad

Khanh had a personal connection with Germany and took full advantage of travel opportunities while in Europe. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Konstanz, in Germany, and added extra travel experience both before and after her courses. Via this story, you'll also be able to access her 12-minute YouTube travelogue.

Check out her story here.

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Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:24 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. Check out our Quick Guide on this topic here.

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Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:05 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.

Read more about Justin's internship in the Stories from Abroad section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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