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Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:56 in Top Tips, The Professions

This year, we've seen the power of NGOs in supporting vulnerable communities around the world.

A lot of students dream of a career in international development. But, what is the best way to prepare yourself for a successful career with an NGO or international development organization? We've drawn a few key tips from the NGOs and International Development section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. Take a look:

Top Tips International development is one of the most cross-cultural industries in existence: By definition, international development requires extensive cross-cultural... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:12 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Rebecca combined valuable work experience with the excitement of travel by participating in a co-op program abroad. During her time in Switzerland, she worked as a mentor for 30 high school students, and assisted in planning and management of various recreational programs at a local school. She made the most of her time in the heart of Europe by traveling to a number of major metropolitan centers in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Posted on Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 12:11 in Top Tips, The Professions

If you're an engineering student or recent graduate, you need to know what your options are and how to go about achieving success in the international field. What skills do you need? What are your options? Do you need cross-cultural experience to be an international engineer? The tips below provide a few basic answers to questions we hear a lot!

Top Tips Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons: Within the engineering industries, international work experience is generally only valued by firms participating in international projects. While working as an engineer abroad, you will... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Language Learning

Katie combined her passions for travel, volunteering and the Spanish language and spent two months working on two volunteer projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. A positive attitude, adaptibility and a love of learning helped Katie overcome minor challenges and have an extraordinary, successful term abroad.

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Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 - 16:08 in Work Abroad, Working Holidays, Top Tips

With vaccine rollout starting, people are getting excited about the potential of future travel. To most people, the term “working holiday” 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 holiday! 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... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 14:39 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Yenny was searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help her regain perspective after graduation. Her insightful story demonstrates the dedication it takes to succeed in an unfamiliar work culture, the benefits of keeping an open mind when traveling abroad, and the ways in which international travel can bring clarity to your career goals.

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 - 09:06 in Top Tips, The Professions

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
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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 10:19 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kristina arrived in Italy feeling like an outsider, and left feeling like she’d found a second home. By studying in Florence, she built valuable adaptation, language and cross-cultural communication skills that she’ll use in future travels and internships abroad.

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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 - 12:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:12 in In the News, Finding Work

What can you do to land your international dream job? Well, giving the perfect interview will certainly help! Standing out from the crowd in the interview process is easy once you know what your international employers are looking for, and how to conduct yourself in every stage of the interview game. Don’t be fooled – an interview isn’t only about what happens when you are sitting across from the hiring manager. It starts with your very first contact – and ends when you land the position! Read the Interviewing for an International Job Quick Guide to get tips on how to win over a potential... Read the full article

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