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Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 - 08:38 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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Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 - 08:35 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

After being inspired to travel the world and build professional international experience, Tina decided that teaching English in South Korea would be perfect for her. With focus and self-discipline, she targeted and landed a position teaching at a public school in Daejeon, and the time she spent there was life-changing!

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

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Posted on Monday, November 8, 2021 - 06:00 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 Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 09:27 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.

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Posted on Monday, November 1, 2021 - 07:22 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 Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 07:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Celine’s reasons for traveling to Ethiopia were two-fold. Firstly, she knew that media outlets in her home country weren’t telling the whole story about life in Africa, and she wanted to experience it first-hand. Secondly, as a commerce major, Celine was interested in building career-boosting knowledge about the African approach to business and finance. Her trip turned out to be the experience of a lifetime.

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

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Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 05:22 in Volunteer Abroad, Top Tips

Volunteering is one of the most popular go abroad experiences, and some agencies are booking for 2021/22 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 country or... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 - 05:44 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 Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 07:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Meryn spent a semester studying abroad in Sweden. Her story is inspirational not only because of the cross-cultural knowledge she gained while overseas, but also because of her forward-thinking approach. Meryn did her research and made sure she'd be in the perfect position, both financially and in terms of her academic career, to head abroad. Check out her story.

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

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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 - 06:33 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching English Abroad gives you all the basics about one of the most popular short-term professions abroad. Although Covid-19 has put a hold on many in-country programs overseas, you can still find online options for teaching English with students based in other regions of the world, which will help you boost your cross-cultural experience profile remotely.

Top Tips Teaching English can take you anywhere in the world: Almost every non-English speaking country in the world hires foreign English teachers for students of all ages and classes of all sizes. Use it to propel yourself into... Read the full article
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