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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Bryan's story will be an inspiration to any hopeful globe-trotter! Visiting 12 countries in just a year, Bryan built a deep understanding of how to engage with cultures abroad. He also supported himself by freelancing as a digital nomad while living and traveling in Asia and Eastern Europe. Read about the joys and challenges of long-term independent travel, as Bryan traveled from Vietnam to Germany and back again, in this Story From Abroad.
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Teaching English Abroad gives you all the basics about one of the most popular short-term professions abroad. You’ll learn who can teach, how to get hired and why it’s a great career move if you are just starting out. When you’ve read the articles in this section and explored its associated resource lists, you’ll have all the information and tools you need to head overseas and start working internationally as an English teacher. You’ll know what the benefits and detriments are and you’ll have a sense of whether it’s right for you.Top Tips Teaching English can take you anywhere in the... Read the full article
Joshua spent a semester in Sweden soaking up the culture, connecting with fellow students and taking side trips to a variety of other European destinations. His experience highlights the positive personal growth that can take place when you push your boundaries and open yourself up to new possibilities abroad.
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Job Hunting When You Return is a short section describing how to sell yourself to employers after you return from time abroad. If you have spent time working abroad, you may not know how to describe the skills you have developed, or you may be unaware of concerns a potential employer might have about you. This short section offers some advice on the subject.Top Tips Reflect on your time abroad: Just because your domestic employers have not worked internationally, does not mean the skills you developed abroad are not valuable. Think of the ways you have changed and improved since... Read the full article
Heading abroad to study will be one of the most exciting times in your life. You’ll be learning more than you ever thought possible, meeting people you never expected to meet and building skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life. Although your mind will be occupied with plans and ideas about the study experience, consider supercharging your time abroad by incorporating a professional component. Being abroad, you have an incredible opportunity to build professional networks and career-boosting connections in your host country – connections that could lead to a future internship, job... Read the full article
An internship placement was one of the mandatory components of Sheila’s undergraduate degree, and to fulfill the requirement she chose to travel to Huacho, Peru, where she worked first for the water utility and then for the Ministry of the Environment. Get a glimpse of life in an ever-changing cross-cultural workplace.
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Having a second or third language greatly increases your appeal to international employers. Not only does it show that you are capable and adaptable, it also shows your commitment to cross-cultural communication. Not convinced? Here are a few more tips to start you on a language-learning path!Top Tips The working world needs multi-lingual workers: Whether you are applying for a job at home or abroad, your potential employers will be impressed by your language abilities. You may be required to use your second language on the job, or it may simply be a skill that proves your commitment... Read the full article
Ashlee went abroad to expand her cultural understanding and fuel her interest in literature. Walking the very same streets as her favourite authors connected her to English cultural history and ignited her passion for travel. Check out her story here!
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We are pleased to announce the release of our first Roadmap prototypes. The MyWorldAbroad Roadmap for Researching STEM International Internships and Co-op Placements is a one-page guide designed to help STEM students and advisors find the best related content on the MyWorldAbroad site. (View the standard text version, or view the draft infographic and let us know what you think).Throughout January and February, we'll be open for feedback as we explore writing similar roadmaps for fields such as international affairs, international business, international law, etc. We'd love to hear from... Read the full article