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Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 12:08 in In the News, Intern Abroad

Like it or not, in the globalized, online world, you are constantly building your personal brand. What is a "personal brand," you ask? Well, in simple terms, it's your reputation and what you represent publicly.

Most young people starting out on an internationally-oriented career have not yet had the opportunity to develop a cohesive personal brand; but you can think of it this way: if a potential employer were to Google your name, what would s/he see on the first page of results? Would the results represent your professional/personal values and support your career goals?

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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. 

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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 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:41 in In the News

Every day, somewhere in the world, a community is celebrating! And once in a while, we like to take a look at the official holidays and UN observances that are taking place. So, what's happening today?

The beautiful Dragon Boat Festival (also known as the Duanwu Festival) took place today across China, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Every year, the festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, which is June 12 in this year's Gregorian calendar. While the specific origins of this ancient holiday are up for debate, the celebrations themselves are... Read the full article

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:56 in In the News

Even on a well-planned trip abroad, there is occasionally the possibility that you'll find yourself in the middle of unexpected political or civil unrest. Students and visitors in Turkey recently found themselves in this situation when a peaceful protest escalated into a violent multi-day clash with police and government officials.

Such concerns shouldn't keep you from venturing into area off-the-beaten path. Spending time in developing nations or somewhat volatile areas can be life-changing, perspective-altering and greatly enriching, so simply avoiding regions with perceived... Read the full article

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Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 15:00 in In the News, Study Abroad

Statistics tell us that students who are willing to travel to an out-of-state (or out-of-province) university are much more likely to head abroad during their time at school. What creates this adventurous spirit? What helps a student develop a willingness to encounter the unknown? The New York Times blog took a look at this issue in an interesting article, published Monday. If you are heading off to school, or are about to start your sophomore or junior year, we recommend that you take a moment to scan this article and consider where you fit in the model they describe.

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Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 13:20 in In the News

So, you've returned from your semester or year abroad and now you're ready to start hunting for work. You've created a killer resume and you've landed yourself an interview. But how should you go about discussing your time abroad with your potential employer?

Preparation and forethought are crucial to conducting a successful interview, particularly after being abroad. You'll be full of energy and stories about the many experiences you had while you were away, but remember that your employer will likely only be interested in your experiences as they relate to your professional skill... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 19:42 in In the News, Study Abroad

As opposed to studying abroad for a semester or a year, some students choose to go abroad for their entire degree. Check out this article from Reuters, which gives a rundown of the personal, financial and professional reasons that thousands of students choose to go abroad long-term. 

The cross-cultural, language and adaptation skills you gain while abroad can be life-changing, not to mention career-changing. If you're interested in reading more about studying abroad and how to start planning your adventure, check out the main MyWorld site! We have plenty of great articles and... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:42 in In the News

Verge magazine, a Canadian publication focused on travel with purpose, has put out the call for their 2013 photo contest!

There's cash up for grabs and the winning entries will be shown at the Toronto and Montreal Go Global Expos.

This contest is only open to Canadians or international subscribers to Verge magazine. June 16 is the deadline, so check out the call for entries and then sort through your best photos from abroad!

Haven't gone abroad yet? Start planning! Volunteering abroad is the perfect way to travel with purpose. Why Volunteer Abroad? is a great article... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:06 in In the News

Each year, the British Council hosts a conference called Going Global, which provides a forum for global leaders of international education to discuss issues facing the international education community.

In March 2013, the conference was held in Dubai, and the British Council has made many of the lectures available on the conference Web site.

Listening to professionals talk about issues such as the transnational student experience and why global graduates are necessary can give you added perspective on the broader value of you as a cross-culturally sensitive and globally-... Read the full article

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