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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Now, more than ever, it's important to stay connected and informed online.
MyWorldAbroad's World Online section has just been audited and expanded to help you keep up your intercultural thinking and learning while you're staying home to save lives.
We've even included a brand new section specifically about coronavirus: What might the global economy look like a year from now? How have internet usage patterns changed in recent weeks? How have cultures expressed their uniqueness in the face of lockdown?
These are just a few of the topics covered by our collected links.... Read the full article
Things outside are different than they were a few months ago, but one thing hasn't changed: the world is still full of unique and beautiful cultures and perspectives! This short article from the BBC reveals how lockdown is highlighting the features and focal points of various cultures and communities around the globe. Take a quick read and think about what has become most important in your home culture over the past few weeks. Check out the article here.
Countless couples have met while traveling. Those who travel are inspired, intellectually vibrant and they can often form connections easily. Cross-cultural personal relationships have their own dynamics and issues, as do the relationships of people who go abroad with a partner they met in their home country. This week, our featured Quick Guide explores some of the issues surrounding international love affairs. Read it now.
Making the decision to go abroad is one of the most exciting and rewarding moments in a student or young professional's life. It's easy to get carried away by your motivation to go abroad as soon as possible, but planning goes a long way. Check out our new Quick Guide about Travel Smarts.
Heading abroad to study will be one of the most exciting times in your life. You’ll be learning more than you ever thought possible, meeting people you never expected to meet and building skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life. Although your mind will be occupied with plans and ideas about the study experience, consider supercharging your time abroad by incorporating a professional component. Being abroad, you have an incredible opportunity to build professional networks and career-boosting connections in your host country – connections that could lead to a future internship, job... Read the full article
We are pleased to announce the release of our first Roadmap prototypes. The MyWorldAbroad Roadmap for Researching STEM International Internships and Co-op Placements is a one-page guide designed to help STEM students and advisors find the best related content on the MyWorldAbroad site. (View the standard text version, or view the draft infographic and let us know what you think).Throughout January and February, we'll be open for feedback as we explore writing similar roadmaps for fields such as international affairs, international business, international law, etc. We'd love to hear from... Read the full article
Are you trying to promote MyWorldAbroad to students? How about tapping into your social media streams as a way of getting the word out? We're delighted to have fully revamped our Global Nudge Social Media Mini Campaigns. Our five mini campaigns are quick and easy to implement, and they'll help you promote student engagement with MyWorldAbroad. We have added new content and a list of 38 Quick Guides for the go abroad cycle (for before, during and after time spent abroad). Visit our Global Nudge Social Media page for all our social media options (view), or go directly to the Mini Campaigns ... Read the full article
Going abroad is an exciting adventure. You don't want to be bogged down by money troubles while abroad, instead of being able to fully immerse yourself and enjoy the experience. But the fact is, heading overseas costs money, so it's important to consider your budget before you buy your plane ticket. Check out our budget-focused Quick Guide here.
Are you an international student studying in North America? Are you interested in finding work or possibly even building your future career within the US or Canada? If so, there are many things you can do while studying to improve your chances of finding work. Check out the Quick Guide here.