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Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:40 in Intern Abroad, International Skills

Virtual internships are quickly becoming a sought-after option for young people looking for professional international experiences. Since Covid-19 boosted the popularity of online programs, the number of service providers offering such opportunities has increased exponentially. Both students and facilitators alike have started to embrace the huge potential of online experiences – and it looks like they’re here to stay!

Nowadays, the world is online – and remote jobs are becoming more and more common. By completing a virtual international internship, you’re not only building your... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 - 09:50 in In the News, International Skills

People who have traveled and lived abroad are different from those who have not. By engaging with foreign cultures, you’ll gain a unique perspective on culture and communication – and you’ll build sought-after professional skills that will give your future career a major boost. So, what is an International IQ and how can you build yours? This Quick Guide will tell you everything you need to know. Check out Your International IQ now!

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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:22 in In the News, International Skills

In the new global economy, international skills are crucial for success in almost every field. And how are international skills built? Step-by-step, over time! This means that your first years in college are the ideal time to start gaining cross-cultural experience and building your International IQ. There is a wide variety of things you can do in your first years at college to boost your post-grad job prospects and enrich your life. Check out the 10 Easy Ways for First-Year Students to Build International Skills Quick Guide to find out more!

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Posted on Friday, October 2, 2020 - 09:31 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What are the skills that international employers look for in their applicants? And what can you do at home and abroad to create the ideal international profile? Read this week's featured Quick Guide, The Ideal International Profile, to find out!

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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 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 Friday, August 28, 2020 - 21:22 in In the News, International Skills

It can be challenging to keep your international skill-building goals in mind while the school year is underway. This year will be even more challenging than most. Use our International School Year Check List Quick Guide to help you stay focused from month-to-month. Check which opportunities might be available online or on-campus, as we continue to work through travel restrictions. You can print this page out and keep it on your workdesk, or revisit it throughout the year. This guide is full of practical calls to action, and it's designed to help you make the most of your time. This is a... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:11 in In the News, Finding Work, International Skills

If you have traveled or lived abroad, you have built a high-value skill set. You’ve improved your cross-cultural communication skills, become more adaptable, learned how to cope with challenges, and much more. But do you know how to translate these skills into professional potential? Being able to describe and explain your international experiences is almost as important as having the experiences themselves. Marketing Your International Experience to Employers explains how to assess the skills you have built, and how to explain them in a way that’s sure to impress every hiring manager you... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:53 in Stories from Abroad, International Skills

Evan is determined to use his time as an undergrad to build as many international skills and experiences as possible. His brand new Stories from Abroad contribution demonstrates how an open mind, dedication and passion can turn any university campus into a hub of cross-cultural learning. His contribution will inspire those who hope to build international skills on campus. 

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

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