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3 Critical Skills Learned from a Abroad Remote Program

When I first moved to New York City for a summer in college, I did it with the welcome support of an internship program that offered dorm housing, career counseling, and a trial-run of the subway! Coming from Ohio, it was the baby step I needed to jump off successfully into a big city for the initial time. Similarly, today’s remote programs offer a soft launching pad for millennial professionals to explore work and life abroad. Intrepid Gen-Yers are opting…

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How Michelle Persuaded Work to Support Her Extraordinary Year Abroad

Today’s post comes from Michelle Henry, an American citizen who has spent this year living throughout the world including spending time in Colombia, Argentina, Serbia, Spain, and currently, Thailand. Introduce Yourself Michelle I didn’t always have the opportunity to travel the world while working abroad. I led an ordinary life working as an in-house art director at a university in Los Angeles. Before that I grew up and went to college in a small town in Ohio. During and after…

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How I Proposed Working Abroad and Full-Time

I crave international experience and welcome the opportunity to live out my sense of adventure while gaining global acumen. And while I am interested in all types of working abroad arrangements – fly-in and fly-out, short-term stays, long term assignments, and indefinite postings – these have not always been readily available or personally practical in my full-time work based in New York City. In order to create the dynamic global lifestyle I want and do really great full-time work, I’ve…

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Expat Monica on Starting a Business in Argentina

This week’s article comes from Monica, an expat running her own business in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Who is Monica? Greetings! My name is Monica Ganley. I am a consultant, business owner, horse lover, and polo player currently residing in Buenos Aires. My abroad story began just over four years ago, when I moved to Argentina after finishing my MBA. I was inspired to go abroad by my many international classmates that I met while completing my masters. I witnessed them…

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Four Months & Four Cities | The Remote Experience

Who is Jillian & why did you want to go abroad? After working remotely for nearly three years at IBM, I was craving an experience that would take me outside of my comfort zone (as well as my 600 sq. foot apartment in Boston). I had considered relocating to a new city or switching jobs to pursue something in fitness and wellness, which is where my personal passion lies. Somewhere in the middle of this “soul searching” I came across…

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Run, Don’t Walk, From These Companies

Currently I am working from my computer in a Buenos Aires cafe. I am also WhatsApping my brother in Chicago and Facebook messaging a friend in London. This is the new normal. Globalization coupled with economic instability has increased the desire for my generation to find work wherever we can in the world. Technology has made it much easier to do this successfully. This isn’t just a tiny trend. 71% of millennials want to go abroad in their career, according…

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