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Expatacular Tips For New & Current Expats: Alternative Accomodations with Airbnb

Posted on October 21, 2010

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Expatacular tips are about making your first or next expat move easier. Think of them as the “Lifehacker” for Expats.

Whether you aspire to live, work or study in another country or if you are already doing that, then the word “expat” is part of your everyday language. In the most general sense, an “expat”, is anyone who is temporarily or permanently living in a country other than the one where they claim citizenship.

Every week, we take a look at “expat hacks” to help you make the next transition abroad seamless. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Guest Post: How to Prepare for an International Job

Posted on October 19, 2010

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Jim Key, Director of Global Marketing at Intrax Internships Abroad. Learn about his suggestions to land an international job.

Getting a job in the US or Canada is already hard enough. Getting one in a foreign country while separated by time zones, culture, and language is just that much more challenging.  Before I launch into some things you can do to put yourself in the best position to work abroad, let me emphasize that there is no perfect path. The idea here is to improve the odds and put you “in the arena” – in a position to make yourself standout. The idea is to take your passion for the international (international studies, international affairs, international business, international development – you name it) and turn it into concrete actions that show a Skill Set. Your Skill Set is your basket of knowledge, abilities, and experiences that you bring to the table. It is what makes you as interesting to that company or NGO as they are interesting to you.  At Intrax, we look for general skills to accept someone into the program (as that makes them easier to place). Our host companies look for those plus sometimes a combination of technical skills, relevant experience, and language skills. If you are looking to make yourself a good fit for a company abroad, that is a good place to start: WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Goinglobal Insights: Canadian Top Employer Profiles

Posted on October 18, 2010

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Imagine working abroad for the first time, armed with all the information you need to successfully acclimate yourself to the work environment, social scene and overall cultural customs? That is where GoinGlobal steps in. GoinGlobal is committed to providing you with an arsenal of career information and resources to ease the transition abroad and help you be prepared before you leave. We have career country guides for over 30 countries, written by in-country researchers, that help you as a professional regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned expat.

Every week, we will feature an insight from one of our global career guides to help you achieve your dream of working internationally. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Guest Post: Go Local: The Value of Having Friends Beyond the Expat Circle

Posted on October 12, 2010

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Guest blog post by Kate Cunningham

This guest post is contributed by Kate Cunningham, who writes on the topics of online colleges. Feel free to send your questions and comments to her email:

So you’ve finally made the jump. Whether you’re working or studying, you’re giving living overseas a try. Personally, I’ve lived in a few different countries over the years, and one thing I’ve invariably noticed is the very strong, overwhelming presence of an “expat community”.

Now, of course, it makes perfect sense that people who share a common language, culture, and status as a foreigner will stick together. It’s easy, and you will have much to talk about since you can empathize with the feeling of being dropped in an alien country where you are not quite familiar with the customs. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Guest Post: Getting a Job Overseas

Posted on October 5, 2010

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Jim Key, Director of Global Marketing at Intrax Internships Abroad. Learn about his suggestions to land an international job.

Over the past two years, I’ve met with companies in London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, and Berlin – finding internships for American and Canadian university students. Other than spending time with our students during or after their summer internships overseas, the best part of my job is meeting with a variety of companies around Europe.  From speaking with those host companies and from working abroad during grad school, allow me to share a few ideas to help students and recent graduates turn an internship or short-term job overseas into a full-time position.  The first step is to frame your actions in terms of what the employer wants instead of what you want, so that’s how I’ll frame these tips: WAIT! There is more to read… read on »