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Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:39 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In this age of email and texting, getting on the phone or making personal contact with a potential employer can make a big impact. When making contact, how you conduct yourself is important. Learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact in crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and the perfect things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well. The tips below are drawn from the Contacting Employers Directly section of the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:44 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Hearing about her classmates’ international adventures made Lacy realize that she wanted to study abroad. She wanted to give her resume a competitive edge, but also have a few exciting adventures – and New Zealand was just the ticket!

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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:22 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 13:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

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Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021 - 07:54 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Hannah, like many students, had plans to travel abroad in the summer of 2020. But when the pandemic put an end to those plans, Hannah found another way to expand her cross-cultural experience -- by completing a virtual teaching internship online. Working directly with students in Nicaragua, Hannah was able to tap into her existing international skills while developing brand new cross-cultural capabilities! Her Q&A is a great example of the ideal perspective to bring into the intercultural workplace. Check it out!

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Posted on Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:01 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 09:22 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Danielle is a natural globetrotter with years of cross-cultural travel experience under her belt. When COVID-19 hit and her job was put on hold, Danielle looked for a way to work online that would allow her to interact across cultural boundaries, even from her living room. Check out Danielle's fascinating and insightful Q&A about her experience teaching English to Chinese students online, highlighting how even remote cross-cultural work experience can be a powerful thing!

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Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:12 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sarah already had some international teaching experience in Europe under her belt, but wanted to take things a step further by living and working somewhere completely different. Traveling with her partner to teach ESL in South Korea, Sarah learned that the best way to feel at home in a foreign culture is to dive in and participate.

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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 - 14:29 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

When Ashley decided that she wanted to have a real adventure abroad, she applied to study in China, where her positive attitude and passion for excitement helped her fully engage with the local community. While abroad, Ashley learned about Chinese culture, but also – surprisingly – about American culture, and how we appear in a foreign context.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:02 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

After completing tours of duty as a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, Scott knew he wanted to become involved in community development work on the ground in Africa. Spending several months working with a grassroots NGO in Uganda, Scott was able to gain a valuable, eye-opening perspective on the challenges facing the populations he was working to assist.

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