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How to Write the Right Resume for Internships Abroad

Jun 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

As you enter college and embark on your study abroad journey, you'll begin to realize how important your resume is. There's an emphasis on having impressive jobs and skills to put on your resume, but many people think that's all you need. Few realize that things like layout of your resume could actually make or break getting the position you're applying for. Some employers will take one look at a resume, see that it is unorganized, and move on to the next. When applying for internships abroad, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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The first thing to point out is that many countries outside the US, particularly in Europe, use to term CV which stands for "curriculum vitae" instead of resume. In Latin, this term means, “course of my life”, and it's the same exact thing as a resume. It is important to highlight experiences, skills, qualifications, education, and your personal information.

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Internships Abroad

5 Tips to Pack Like a Pro

Jun 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

While packing before you travel abroad, you’ll probably want to find a magical way to bring everything you own without needing 50 suitcases. It can be pretty difficult to only bring what you need considering the amount of clothes and other items you have. If you really can't decide what to bring with you, you can keep these tips in mind to make sure you've got the essentials for your study abroad adventure.

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1. Define needs vs. wants

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice, Top 10

10 Tips for Coping with Reverse Culture Shock

Jun 16, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

You know that when you study and live in a new country, you'll be exposed to a variety of cultural differences that you're not used to. Over time, these unspoken rules become the norm and after a few weeks you'll be settled in and not even give them a second thought. But what happens to these new mannerisms when you return home? You might start to experience a phenomenon called "reverse culture shock", which is what happens when you find yourslef struggling to adjust to going back to old habits and places. Since it may take time to get used to your old (yet new) surroundings, we came up with 10 ways to help you acclimate to no longer being abroad.

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1. Continue to do activities that you did while abroad

If you started playing a sport such as badminton while you were abroad, try to find somewhere where you can continue to play it. If you took up singing, join a choir at home! Whatever the activity or hobby is, don’t just give it up because you're not abroad. It is likely that you’ll be able to continue in a local club, or at your university.

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Posted in: Cultural Differences, Top 10, Tips

How to Write a Study Abroad Scholarship Essay and Win

Jun 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

We've all had those times where we find ourselves sitting at our computer for 45 minutes, staring at the bliking line at the begining of a word document. We end up not writing a single sentence that we’re happy with despite knowing how important the essay is. If you're finding it hard to start writing a scholarship essay, you're not the only one. How can you write something that's compelling, honest, and really conveys why you deserve this gift that will help you study abroad?

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When wondering where to start, be creative. Whichever scholarship foundation you're applying to is likely to receive many applications, so the more creative and unique your essay is the more likely it will stand out. Be sure to read the prompt carefully and then tailor your story to that question. Point out the most unique parts of your story to make it as special as possible, so that you're exciting the reader and not boring them.

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Posted in: Practical Study Abroad Advice

10 Tips to Capture Your Study Abroad Memories

Jun 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

People often say to “live in the moment” and enjoy your experiences while they are in front of you. The unfortunate result of this is that soon after the “moment” is over,  you might start to forget your adventures. You might not even remember a dream you had last night if you don't write it down! It's important to strike a balance between experiencing something in person, and taking photos and videos to have tangible memories.

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Here's a list of the top 10 ways to take capture your memories abroad as efficiently as possible, without impeding on your everyday activities.

1. Take photos at the right rimes

There's no point in constantly taking photos or videos. When something interesting or unique is happening around you, take your camera out, snap a few pictures, and then continue to take in your surroundings in person. Getting stuck behind the camera lens can sometimes feel more like a chore than it should.

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10 Tips to Take Better Photos

Jun 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

When you're studying abroad, taking photos is a must. You’ll want to post pictures in the present and look at them many years from now. There is a huge difference between average photos and great photos, and we’re here to help you get from the former to the latter! Whether you’re taking pictures on a smartphone or a camera, here are our top 10 tips to help you improve your photography skills.

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1. Have your camera with you everywhere

Nowadays technology is making our devices smaller and smaller so it’s very easy to keep your phone in your pocket or purse. Just in case you go somewhere unique or see something exciting, you can pull your phone out and be snapping in just a few seconds!

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Posted in: Tips, Photography

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