Do You Have the Right Stuff?

When people tell me they want to live and work abroad, I encourage them. Living and working abroad can be a mind-opening experience. Yet it can also be tough — a real challenge if you’re not ready for it. “How do I know if it’s right for me,” many people ask.  You can start by […]

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The Rise of the New Global Elite

In this month’s Atlantic, Chrystia Freeland argues that the revolution in information technology and the liberalization of global trade has created a new global elite. Although individual nations have provided their own contributions to income inequality – financial deregulation and upper-bracket tax cuts in the United States, insider privatization in Russia, rent-seeking in regulated industries in India and Mexico – everything flows much more freely on a global scale these days.

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Recent Grad Shares Tips for Successful Study Abroad

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.

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Afghanistan: Land of War and (Business) Opportunity

This in-depth piece published in BusinessWeek explores the role the U.S. Government is playing in attracting businesses to Afghanistan. Can Afghanistan really be a new business frontier?

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A Tale of Two Expats

An interesting comparison in the Economist about Western expats in China and their Chinese counterparts in the West.

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First Learn Spanish and Then Study Chinese.

Great piece by Nicholas Kristof on the importance of learning Spanish first, as Americans. Not only is our school system set up to learn Spanish, it can be a much easier language to learn, practice and apply in real-life, be it for a career or simply travel to our neighbors in the south who are growing in importance.

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To Bee or Not to Bee: Geography Has the Questions (and the Answers)

The National Geography Bee offers a fun yet competitive way to learn about the world through geography.

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An American Academic’s Perspective on Moving Abroad

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.

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Collateral Benefits!

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 […]

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Hot Finance Jobs in 2011

In a recent WSJ article, eFinancial Careers reported hot job growth in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.

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