Are you seeing your potential life abroad through rose-colored glasses? Thinking realistically about your upcoming adventure will help you enjoy and appreciate your time overseas even more, and can potentially help you add career value to your travels. The main MyWorld site offers multiple articles dispelling some of the most commonly-circulated myths about living and working abroad. Check out a few of the key tips from the section:Top Tips Not everything abroad is interesting: When you move abroad, you'll certainly be engaging with another culture and learning a lot, but work is... Read the full article
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While living in Milan, Davis took every opportunity to soak up the local culture. According to Davis, the study abroad experience transformed him from a “naïve, awkward American boy into a brand new person.” This transformation took effort, study and full cultural immersion.
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To most people, the term “working vacation” simply means traveling while taking low-skilled jobs to pay their way. This is a great way of getting around, but here at MyWorldAbroad, we also promote taking a professional approach to the working vacation! If you hop on a plane and travel the world, you’ll have a fantastic short-term experience, but when you travel, you have an opportunity to develop as an individual and as an international professional. The tips in this section will help you make the most of your time abroad.Top Tips Even “low-skilled” work can have high value: Even if... Read the full article
While studying in Ghana, Sylvia took every opportunity to embrace the local culture. She learned about language, food, local dance and much more. Her description of the experience demonstrates how keeping an open mind and an adventurous spirit can turn a study abroad term into a life-changing journey.
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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!
With more than 1.6 million civilian employees, the US Government is the largest employer in the country. There are many ways to build internationally-oriented careers within the governmental system; and in the US Government section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users), we outline five possible career focuses: international affairs, development, intelligence, trade and the military. Applying to government jobs is different than the private sector. The tips below will help provide some insight to the recruitment process.Top Tips Connections go a long way: Hiring is... Read the full article
Seth and his partner Julia are both teachers abroad, currently based in Hong Kong. Seth's story about teaching abroad long-term highlights the joys of cross-cultural immersion and the satisfaction of teaching overseas. Don't miss it! He and his wife also run the exciting travel adventure blog For Something More, so check it out!
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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
Erika spent a summer in Bonn, Germany, where she interned at a conference center as part of a work-study program. While abroad, Erika was able to build coordination and management skills, practice her German and take a series of exciting side trips around continental Europe.
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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!