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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.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 11:33 in Top Tips, The Professions

Intergovernmental organizations are the largest international employers in the world, and building a career in the industry can be both rewarding and exciting. Here are a few key things that students should know before building towards a career with the UN or another IGO:

Top Tips There are many types of IGO: IGOs differ in terms of mandate and scope, but whatever their specific focus, each IGO is dedicated to maintaining global order, upholding justice and promoting cooperation. Specialization is key: There is a complex network of IGOs, and each has a specific focus. In order to work... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:42 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Creating a good cover letter takes forethought. A clear, effective and persuasive cover letter can help you make a fantastic first impression with a potential employer. Here are a few key tips, drawn from the main MyWorldAbroad site:

Top Tips Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters! Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective... Read the full article
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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 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:25 in Top Tips, Language Learning

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
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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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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:24 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Elisabeth knew that she wanted to use her undergraduate co-op placement to learn about international workplace culture in a developing nation. While working as a project officer in the nursing services department of a Nairobi university, she built career-boosting cross-cultural communication skills, and used her free time to fully immerse herself in the colorful, flavorful local culture.

Read more in Stories from Abroad on the main MyWorld site. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:00 in In the News, Language Learning

Building your capacity in two or more foreign languages adds an important dimension to your international experience. Not only will the process of learning the languages likely put you in direct contact with foreign cultures, but having the language skills will prove to potential employers that you are committed to working in a cross-cultural environment. Check out the Language Learning and International Careers Quick Guide.

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Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 13:00 in Top Tips, The Professions

Students interested in international careers with governments in Canada can learn about relevant federal, provincial and territorial organizations, their responsibilities and the opportunities offered in foreign affairs, trade, international development, security and defence. The Government of Canada employs over 150,000 people working in diverse fields in over 1,000 locations throughout Canada and the rest of the world. Here are a few quick tips as you head out on your career path:

Top Tips Do your homework: Hiring is merit-based, but it helps to know who is doing the hiring – and if... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Alyssa is a great example of how even short-term volunteer trips abroad can have a big impact. Each reading week, Alyssa travels to a new location to participate in a different volunteer program. Here, she recounts what she learned working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, and with a medical outreach group in Nicaragua.

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

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