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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020 - 13:11 in In the News, International Skills

Building real-world international experience is just plain life-changing: not only will you enrich your life and gain new perspective on yourself and the world, you’ll also open the door to countless new professional opportunities. So, how can you start building your International IQ now, while you’re still in school? The 24 Ways to Go International Quick Guide is a great place to get ideas and inspiration for your cross-cultural future. Check it out now!

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Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

After having a fantastic first exchange experience on a short-term program in Japan, Mai See knew she wanted to head abroad again – this time for a longer study term. Although she was expecting to experience personal and intellectual growth during her time in South Korea, she wasn’t expecting to make quite so many friends!

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

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:39 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, how you conduct yourself 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 the perfect 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 section of the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020 - 08:50 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sometimes a journey abroad can be truly life-changing, as in the case of Anthony, who left a job as a computer technician in the US to go and teach in China. Ten years later, Anthony has built a career as an ESL teacher and continues to build a unique life for himself on the other side of the world!

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

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Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 13:11 in In the News, International Skills, MyWorldBuzz

In this time of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, many of us will find ourselves at home much more than usual. You may have even had international travel cancelled. While this is disappointing, remember that you can still use your time at home productively while staying safe and protecting others. When you're not doing school work, consider checking out the MyWorldAbroad site. Our articles, resources and links can help you plan for your future international adventures.

For example, check out our World Online collection to see some of our favorite online tools and pages for learning... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 08:42 in Top Tips, International Skills

Sooner or later, living abroad will once again become a possibility. If you hope to move overseas one day, it's worth building up your knowledge base as soon as possible – both about your destination country and about what to expect when immersing yourself in a new culture. This section provides tips on pre-departure preparation, culture shock and specific practical concerns. Top Tips Learn before you leave: As soon as you have decided to move abroad, you should start an intense period of reading and researching your host country. Language, food, politics, culture – all of these things... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:54 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Since both of her parents are of German descent, going on exchange to Germany was a natural choice for Sabrina’s first long-term adventure abroad. She took part in a year-long exchange program that sent her to Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where she soaked up the culture and picked up a wealth of locals’ tips. Thinking of studying in Europe?

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

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Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:09 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 Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:43 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 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 09:47 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career, and it's even possible to become an English teacher online. This section provides advice for every step of the way, including words directly from expats who have spent time teaching abroad. For a broad, yet detailed overview of how to find a teaching position abroad – and how to make the most of it – consider visiting the Teaching Abroad section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users).

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This... Read the full article

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