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Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 06:59 in Top Tips, The Professions

There are so many benefits to expanding your cultural horizons later in life, and there are many more opportunities than you might think. If you haven't considered heading abroad in your pre-retirement or retirement years, hopefully the quick tips below will inspire you to do so!

Top Tips Healthier and happier than ever! Most modern seniors have many years of health and vitality to look forward to. More than ever, baby boomers are looking for ways to build perspective and enrich their lives after retirement. Going abroad is, arguably, the best way of doing that. There are many reasons... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:33 in In the News, International Skills

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You've improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that's sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

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

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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:13 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Creating a good cover letter takes forethought. A clear, effective and persuasive cover letter can help you make a fantastic first impression with a potential employer. Here are a few key tips, drawn from the main MyWorldAbroad site:

Top Tips Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters! Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:09 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you’ll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you’ll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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

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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:40 in Intern Abroad, International Skills

Virtual internships are quickly becoming a sought-after option for young people looking for professional international experiences. Since Covid-19 boosted the popularity of online programs, the number of service providers offering such opportunities has increased exponentially. Both students and facilitators alike have started to embrace the huge potential of online experiences – and it looks like they’re here to stay!

Nowadays, the world is online – and remote jobs are becoming more and more common. By completing a virtual international internship, you’re not only building your... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:47 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Jaqueline wanted to find a short-term service learning program in Africa that would allow her to work in the fields of health and nutrition. She found exactly what she was looking for in a nine-week program offered by Global Service Corps. She traveled to Tanzania, where she taught locals about HIV/AIDS, nutrition and the basics of sustainable agriculture. Jaqueline learned a huge amount on her service learning trip, including how to deal with the challenges of culture shock!

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

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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:50 in In the News, International Skills

People who have traveled and lived abroad are different from those who have not. By engaging with foreign cultures, you’ll gain a unique perspective on culture and communication – and you’ll build sought-after professional skills that will give your future career a major boost. So, what is an International IQ and how can you build yours? This Quick Guide will tell you everything you need to know. Check out Your International IQ now!

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Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:44 in Top Tips, The Professions

If law is your field, but you're committed to having an international career, Public International Law could be a good focus area for you.

Top Tips So, what is PIL? Broadly, it is a distinct legal regime, the rules of which are derived from international treaties, customary law and general principles of international law. Understanding PIL can open many doors: Governments, NGOs, IGOs, multinational corporations, international criminal courts and multinational law firms all have a need for international lawyers. The right school can make all the difference: If possible, you will want to... Read the full article
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