Although I speak and write often about the professional benefits of working abroad, an international career also offers a great deal of fun! One of the best perks for me comes in the form of travel. During the course of my three years in Hong Kong, my husband and I managed to visit most every [...]
Guest blogger Kelly Loughlin, a recent graduate now living and working in San Francisco, advises students on the ins and outs of the important study abroad experience.
Many people ask me about the differences in moving abroad if you’re a corporate type, civil servant or academic. This first-person narrative published in the Chronicle of Higher Education aptly describes many of the common obstacles facing transfers, as well as those specific to academia.
By Anna Catalano, guest blogger Much has been written about the professional advantages of working abroad. In today’s global business environment, it’s clear to see how important it is to understand and “live” the differences that societies around the world maintain and the uniqueness of each country’s business practices. But a collateral benefit of having a [...]
China officially overtook Japan as the world second largest economy this year. As such it’s an increasingly important job market for western executives because China is central to most every global company’s business strategy today. In fact, if you want to get to the top tomorrow, you’ve got to gain experience in China today. According [...]
One of the perks of a global career is the international shopping, and so a recent article in the Personal/Finance section on the web of the NY Times peaked my interest. The topic was whether or not it’s legal to have copies of your clothes made in Asia. This topic is near and dear to my heart for [...]
One of the many great things about writing a book is the positive feedback Perry and I get from all kinds of people. Sometimes it’s a student who was motivated to study abroad and has just landed a job upon graduation in Shanghai. Other times it’s a woman who was inspired to pursue a job opening in Mexico [...]
In today’s New York Times, there is a thoughtful piece by Tony Judt, the director of the Remarque Institute at New York University who died in August. The piece reflects one man’s view of world cities, specifically New York, and pays homage to the global citizens who find themselves at home in NYC for a short [...]
Living in a foreign country excites the imagination, ignites the adventurous spirit, and inspires you to explore. It can also scare the pants off you. Learning to live in another country is more than simply learning to get to the office, making yourself understood in a local language, and eating different food. You have to [...]