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Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019 - 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 Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:22 in Top Tips, Finding Work

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
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Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:18 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Heather spent a full academic year on exchange at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara, with the goals of improving her Spanish and immersing herself in Mexican culture. Not only did she achieve these goals, she also earned course credit and volunteered with community groups to gain even more insight into the colorful local culture.

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

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:00 in Top Tips, Travel Abroad

Although many young people assume that they can just hop on a plane and start their trip, being prepared to travel is absolutely crucial. Preparation will save you time and money abroad. Travel Smarts is a must-read section of the main MyWorldAbroad site. It tells you how to get ready, how to stay safe and how to make the most of your time abroad.

Top Tips Prepare, prepare, prepare: The more time you can give yourself to plan before going abroad, the better. Read up: Know the history and latest news of the country you are traveling to. It will tip you off about potential danger zones... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 18:59 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Drew is a self-proclaimed globetrotter and travel addict. After spending time in Israel and studying abroad in Prague during his undegraduate degree, he caught the travel bug and hasn't looked back since. Read his inspiring insights in our latest addition to the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:45 in In the News, International Skills

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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Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:11 in Top Tips, Finding Work

In this age of email and texting, getting on the phone or making personal contact with a potential employer can make a big impact. When making contact, though, how you conduct yourself over the phone is important. Learn how your phone manner has a direct effect on your potential employer’s perception of you as a person and a professional. Knowing when and why to make phone contact in crucial, as is knowing the right questions to ask and things to say. Many of these tips can also be applied to online correspondence as well. The tips below are drawn from the Contacting Employers Directly... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Ever wanted to just hit the road with some friends, some camping gear and no GPS? Well, that's exactly what Joana did when she spent a month traveling with almost 30 friends and acquaintances from Portugal to Romania and back again.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 16:21 in Top Tips, International Skills

It’s easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're traveling abroad or trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not even be aware of it, but when you travel abroad, you take with you your standards, customs... Read the full article
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Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 16:02 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Katie's short-term adventure to Greece gives insight into the ideal go-abroad mentality: openness, eagerness and a sense of humor. Katie planned her trip well in advance, giving herself the time and freedom to make sure she was prepared and in the right mindset to make the most of her weeks abroad. Take a look at her full story right here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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