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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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
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
The Internet has opened up a whole new world for job searchers the world over, and there's an ever-increasing number of jobs available online (for remote and in-person positions). The variety of opportunities seems almost endless when you're first starting your research online. Here are a few super-quick tips to help you keep on top of your international job search. Registered users can sign in to the main MyWorldAbroad site in order to access hundreds of international job boards and extensive advice on conducting a successful internationally-focused job hunt.Top Tips It’s a big... Read the full article
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
If you're an engineering student or recent graduate, you need to know what your options are and how to go about achieving success in the international field. What skills do you need? What are your options? Do you need cross-cultural experience to be an international engineer? The tips below provide a few basic answers to questions we hear a lot!Top Tips Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons: Within the engineering industries, international work experience is generally only valued by firms participating in international projects. While working as an engineer abroad, you will... Read the full article
Volunteering is one of the most popular go abroad experiences, and many agencies are already booking for 2021 expeditions, with the expectation that travel will open up once again. People volunteer abroad for a variety of reasons: some want to have an adventure, while others are hell-bent on saving the world. Whatever your goals, MyWorldAbroad's main site (for registered users) has advice for you, as well as hundreds of resources to get you in touch with your ideal program. Here are a few of the key tips from the section:Top Tips Up your intensity: Volunteering in a third world... Read the full article
Job Hunting When You Return is a short section describing how to sell yourself to employers after you return from time abroad. If you have spent time working abroad, you may not know how to describe the skills you have developed, or you may be unaware of concerns a potential employer might have about you. This short section offers some advice on the subject.Top Tips Reflect on your time abroad: Just because your domestic employers have not worked internationally, does not mean the skills you developed abroad are not valuable. Think of the ways you have changed and improved since... Read the full article
The process of landing an international position is different from the domestic hiring process. Interviewing For An International Job is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site that explains what to expect and how to succeed when you land an interview for international position. In short: preparation is your best friend!Top Tips Your interview starts before you walk through the door: Don’t be deceived – every moment of contact between you and your potential employer is part of the interview process. Be polite and professional at all times. Take a minute to consider yourself in terms... Read the full article
Teaching English Abroad gives you all the basics about one of the most popular short-term professions abroad. Although Covid-19 has put a hold on many in-country programs overseas, you can still find online options for teaching English with students based in other regions of the world, which will help you boost your cross-cultural experience profile remotely.Top Tips Teaching English can take you anywhere in the world: Almost every non-English speaking country in the world hires foreign English teachers for students of all ages and classes of all sizes. Use it to propel yourself into... Read the full article