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Category: International Skills (36 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 08:52 in Top Tips, International Skills

It’s easy to assume that your own culture is “right” or “better” than others. But when you're traveling abroad or 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 even be aware of it, but when you travel abroad, you take with you your standards, customs... Read the full article
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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:15 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 and even worrying, remember that you can use your time at home productively. 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.

For example, check out our World Online collection to see some of our favorite online tools and pages for learning about the world through statistics, stories and fun... Read the full article

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Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 - 11:00 in In the News, International Skills

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.

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Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 - 08:28 in In the News, International Skills

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.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:00 in Top Tips, International Skills

Although the Western world is hinged on a culture of equality between the sexes, some other regions approach the issue from a different angle. It's still important to consider gender issues when preparing to travel or work abroad. This section will assist women in understanding what to expect, what to demand, and how to protect themselves abroad.

Top Tips Learn about gender roles in your destination country: Are women considered equals? Are professional men likely to be put off by a female manager? Don’t assume you can change a cultural approach overnight. Be sensitive to the culture... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:04 in In the News, Travel Abroad, International Skills

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. 

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020 - 05:59 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Knowing how to sell your international skills (no matter your experience level) allows you to maximize the career value of your cross-cultural experiences and put your best foot forward as you enter the international workforce. Before being able to sell your skills, you must take stock of your professional self, uncover your talents and "package" them for potential employers. Here are a few key tips on the process:

Top Tips Know how to sell yourself: Getting hired takes more than a good resume (although this is a prerequisite) – it takes charisma, networking skills, self-knowledge and... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:11 in Top Tips, International Skills, Finding Work

Creating a good cover letter takes forethought. A clear, effective and persuasive cover letter can help you make a fantastic first impression with a potential employer. Here are a few key tips, drawn from the main MyWorld site:

Top Tips Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters! Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective employer. You... Read the full article
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Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00 in Top Tips, International Skills
As soon as you decide to move abroad, you’ll need to start building up your knowledge base – 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 should be on your list! Prepare yourself for the possibility of culture shock:... Read the full article
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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:31 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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