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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 03:47 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills, MyWorldBuzz

Here at MyWorldAbroad, we understand the challenging times students and higher education professionals are experiencing as a result of Covid-19, and we've quickly shifted our publishing schedule to ensure that we're supporting current students building vital international skills.

Officially launching today, we have an all-new Virtual International Internships section, featuring a range of articles on this exciting burgeoning industry.

Virtual international internships allow students to build quality on-the-job experience and cross-cultural know-how, without breaking current... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 20:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Sick of sitting in a classroom, Spanish major Emily decided to take language-learning matters into her own hands. She traveled to Valencia, Spain, for a six-week language study program and made the most of the opportunities for extra travel on the side.

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

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 - 09:45 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

MyWorldAbroad’s The World Online is a curated collection of links from around the Internet, designed to inform and inspire. In 2020, Covid-19 rapidly changed the landscape of global travel and the world economy. Earlier this year, we added thirteen new links to articles dealing with the impact of the pandemic around the world, as well as highlighting what Covid-19 has revealed about cultures, digital nomadism and more.

One of the featured articles is BBC: What Coronavirus Reveals About Global Cultures. This short article takes a positive spin on how lockdown has allowed cultures... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:44 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Short-term volunteer strips abroad can build significant cross-cultural understanding. While working as a professional massage therapist in the US, Uma has taken a number of short-term insight volunteer trips to, among other places, Guatemala and Peru. On every trip, she tries to immerse herself fully in her host culture, and to really understand the local way of life.

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

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Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:11 in In the News, Finding Work

If you’re a student or young professional starting out on an international career, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “elevator pitch” before. An elevator pitch, simply put, is a short, comprehensive (and hopefully impressive) description of your skills, experience and objectives. You should always have an elevator pitch prepared – because you never know when you’ll run into a potential mentor or manager who surprises you with the phrase: “Tell me about yourself.” Do you have your answer ready, or will you struggle to present the most relevant information about your professional self?... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:22 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 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:05 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.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:09 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Heather spent some of her childhood traveling, which set her globetrotting spark alight. During university, she wanted to beef up the immersion element of her Spanish language study, so she chose to undertake a full academic year on exchange at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Check out her story now.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 13:13 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Bushra's story offers a great example of a student who makes the most of her trips abroad, viewing the excursions as learning experiences, but also as tools for self-reflection and self-assessment. Her story of a short-term volunteer trip to Guatemala highlights the important realizations that become possible when a student rises to the challenge of going abroad. Check out Bushra's story here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:03 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

At MyWorldAbroad, we understand the incredibly challenging times you're working through as internationally focused students and staff. 2020 looks much different than expected, but nonetheless international skill-building remains a vital part of education, and we're determined to continue supporting it. In response to recent events, we've shifted our publishing schedule to ensure that we're creating relevant new content and doing everything we can to support the development of global career skills, whether that takes place remotely or in-person. Take a look at the upcoming additions to our... Read the full article

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