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Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:00 in In the News, International Skills

Having an international studies focus in your degree is a great way of building cross-cultural understanding and a strong global perspective. If you are considering undertaking an international studies program, whether at the undergraduate or the graduate level, you'll want to do some intensive research online to find the perfect program. The Researching Internationally-Focused Degrees Quick Guide will give you some fast links to online databases, where you'll be able to hunt through a variety of programs in the US and Canada.

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Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 - 12:30 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 Monday, January 4, 2021 - 08:29 in Top Tips, International Skills

It can be easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not have been aware of it until now, but when you travel abroad or interact with people from other countries,... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 12:34 in Top Tips, International Skills

As the world looks towards the long transition of emerging from lockdown, it's tempting to make international travel plans. Thinking realistically about future adventures overseas will help you enjoy and appreciate the experience even more, and can potentially help you add career value to your travels. The main MyWorld site offers multiple articles dispelling some of the most commonly-circulated myths about living and working abroad. Check out a few of the key tips from the section, which apply no matter when you head abroad:

Top Tips Not everything abroad is interesting: When you move... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, December 25, 2020 - 10:11 in In the News, International Skills

So you want to build an international career? The global workforce is competitive, no matter your field of expertise, but there are four key phases that will allow you to build the global career skills you need to succeed. By following MyWorldAbroad’s four-part approach to international career-building, you’ll place yourself ahead of the crowd by developing a high International IQ and having enriching, professionally-focused international experiences. Check out The Four Parts to Acquiring Global Career Skills now!

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:12 in In the News, International Skills

After being abroad long-term, you'll have to head home to your normal life. You’ll have had a life-altering experience, made new friends and learned so much about yourself and the world. Though you might be eager to get back to your familiar stomping ground, it can be difficult to re-adjust to your old surroundings and friendships. Much like culture shock, re-entry shock can strike when you least expect it, and can leave you feeling disoriented or down. Check out the Quick Guide to help you understand and work through re-entry shock here.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 08:16 in Travel Abroad, Study Abroad, International Skills

The most important part of any cross-cultural journey is having the right mindset! Julia's excellent essay about her study exchange experience in Qatar demonstrates how an open-minded perspective and willingness to learn can help you bridge any cultural divide. We suggest that every international career hopeful reads this great article for tips and inspiration. Check it out!

Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:33 in Top Tips, International Skills

It can be easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're trying to develop your International IQ, it's important to see your North American traits objectively. The North American Identity section in the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) describes some of the most common North American traits, both inside and outside the workplace. Here are a few of the top tips from the section:

Top Tips You have cultural baggage! You may not have been aware of it until now, but when you travel abroad or interact with people from other countries,... Read the full article
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Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:11 in Top Tips, International Skills

Even now, we live in a truly globalized world, and your level of cross-cultural understanding can make or break your international career. Don’t wait until you have graduated before you think about expanding and internationalizing your resume and experience. Building International Experience is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users) that is designed to give you a sense of why you need cross-cultural skills in order to become a global professional. Check out a few of the top tips from the section!

Top Tips Knowledge takes time! You can’t expect to hop on a plane... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00 in In the News, International Skills

Being able to describe other cultures is a key component of an International IQ. What you might not realize is that it’s equally important to be able to describe and analyze your own culture objectively. Now that COVID-19 has slowed international travel and study abroad, it's a perfect time to reflect on your home culture and your personal cultural paradigm. Check out our Quick Guide on this topic here.

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