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Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

For Ashley, studying in Spain was about more than school and language learning – it was about engaging completely with a foreign culture, opening herself up to as many new experiences as possible and overcoming the challenges associated with being far from home. Ashley’s story discusses how she dealt with culture shock and made her study abroad experience a success. Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:00 in In the News, Finding Work

International resumes are different from domestic resumes. From your stated objective to your highlighted skills, when applying for an internationally oriented position, you should be sure to follow the guidelines for specifically international resumes. So, you want to know what they are? You can find out right here.

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Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Even now, we live in a truly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a plane... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:35 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Bushra's story shows how going abroad can form the basis for a whole new outlook on life. Working as a seminar instructor in Beijing, Bushra developed ways of motivating her students to work hard and learn a new language, meanwhile she was able to get an in-depth understanding of a completely new culture. 

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

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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 - 09:48 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In recent years, the communication landscape has changed drastically. Information and opportunities from around the world are now accessible from almost any household or dorm room, and this fact has completely transformed the international job search process. Now, in a post-COVID world, your online presence is more powerful than ever.

Social Media for Career Success outlines the importance of developing a strong online presence before your hunt for opportunities even begins, and the section will also give you detailed advice about how and where and how to get involved in the ever-... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00 in In the News, International Skills

Being able to describe other cultures is a key component of an International IQ. What you might not realize is that it’s equally important to be able to describe and analyze your own culture objectively. Now that COVID-19 has slowed international travel and study abroad, it's a perfect time to reflect on your home culture and your personal cultural paradigm. Check out our Quick Guide on this topic here.

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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:33 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Ashley spent three years teaching in Japan with the JET program. She went above and beyond to connect with the local culture by becoming involved in extra-curricular activities, and found her career aspirations altered by her full-immersion experience. Her story is an important read for anyone considering teaching abroad, particularly in Japan.

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

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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:21 in Top Tips, Finding Work, International Skills

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:40 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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

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Posted on Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:00 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz

We're delighted to feature the latest selections from our Stories from Abroad section. We've added five brand new Q&As over the past months, so visit the section to peruse contributions from over 90 students and young professionals. Get first-hand insights from those who have traveled for work, volunteering, internships, study and much more.

If you feel inspired and have a story to share, visit the submission guidelines page. 

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