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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54 in In the News, Study Abroad

Some of the biggest barriers to study abroad are cost, curriculum, and culture. But from today until March 31, IIE, Go Overseas and campaign partners AIFS Study Abroad, CET Academic Programs, IFSA-Butler, and STA Travel are inviting you to take part in the #GoStudyAbroad campaign! 

The #GoStudyAbroad contest calls on STUDENTS, STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI, FACULTY, ADVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS to pay it forward by nominating U.S. college students to #GoStudyAbroad by the time they graduate. Or, if you've never been abroad, you can enter to win a scholarship for your own program overseas.... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 00:00 in Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Lindsey spent a month volunteering in Belize. Not only was she able to get a sense of educational culture in the country, but she also saw the domestic sde of Belizean culture by choosing to live with a host family during her stay.

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

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Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 06:13 in In the News, MyWorldBuzz, Study Abroad

Generation Study Abroad (GSA) is an important five-year campaign recently undertaken by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The project is dedicated to doubling the number of students who study abroad by the year 2020. And now, we’re delighted to announce that MyWorldAbroad has become one of GSA’s official Commitment Partners!

For over twenty years, MyWorldAbroad has been dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of going abroad and building global career skills. After all, in the new global economy, international experience is a crucial component of career... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 09:11 in In the News, Study Abroad

Listen up, Canadians: On June 13th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of an exciting new scholarship program specifically geared towards promoting international experiences for students!

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, which is an initiative honouring the Queen's 60 years of service to Canada, will grant scholarships for undergraduate- and graduate-level students to travel to developing Commonwealth nations and undertake internships or academic study.

Starting in 2015, scholarships will be granted for periods of four months to one... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 16:13 in In the News, Study Abroad

As everyone knows, there's more to studying abroad than just taking classes. Spending time abroad is about immersing yourself in a new culture, meeting people you never would have met at home, learning new languages and trying new things. It's about pushing yourself to grow, broaden your perspectives and have the time of your life. But don't forget that it can also be a career-building experience!

When you spend an extended period of time overseas, you're developing crucial cross-cultural and communication skills that will be valued by employers in almost every industry. If you're... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 05:18 in In the News, Study Abroad

Study abroad experiences are crucial, because they pull you out of your comfort zone and challenge you to develop skills you never knew you needed. The things you learn about the world (and yourself) while abroad become integrated into your personality and your professional potential, building you into a more world-wise individual and cross-culturally capable worker.

But still, only about one per cent of US students study abroad, and there is some debate in the public sphere about the value of studying abroad. Here at MyWorldAbroad, we can clearly see the huge value of going abroad... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:57 in Travel Abroad, Study Abroad

Sometimes an ID card is more than just an ID card! The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is "the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status" worldwide and no student should head abroad without one!

ISIC cards are issued in over 125 countries worldwide. All students over the age of 12, of any nationality, can purchase a card at an affordable price and reap the rewards.

So, what are the rewards, you ask? As well as being able to prove your student status internationally, the ISIC card allows you access over 42,000 exclusive benefits around the... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 09:11 in Study Abroad, In the News

It was only a matter of time until someone created a GIF rundown of the study abroad experience; and the day has come. A few days ago, the Matador Network posted a 21-step GIF homage to the study abroad experience, start to finish. We'd be remiss if we didn't include it here for your enjoyment! Did your study abroad experience match up to this funny visual description? 

For those who are about to head abroad, we'd highly recommend supplementing this amusing GIF description with a few of our more informative explorations of the study abroad experience! See the links below. 

... Read the full article

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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:14 in In the News, Study Abroad

Here at MyWorld, we love hearing from students and young professionals who travel to unusual places, and travelers who are willing to go off the beaten path in order to have challenging and unique experiences.

When planning to study abroad, it's easy to select a country that's quite similar to your own. The vast majority of North American students choose to spend their semesters and years abroad in Asia and Western Europe. But just because these regions are the norm, doesn't mean they're the only options. Just think of how much you'd learn by taking a leap and going somewhere... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:02 in Study Abroad, Intern Abroad, Work Abroad

Before you make the decision to head abroad for an extended period of time, take the time to assess your personality. It's easy to envision yourself in a beautiful and exotic foreign country, having the time of your life -- but the reality of day-to-day life overseas can be different from what you imagine. A positive outlook, a sense of humor and a hefty dose of flexibility are the traits that will help you navigate your new environment comfortably and deal with the challenges of cross-cultural communication.

Are you the type of person who thrives on adventure and uncertainty? Do... Read the full article

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