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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Colors of India

Guest blogger Gretchen Moxcey takes us on her first visit to India for Deloitte business but also has time for taking in the colors of India.

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International News

I found this past weekend full of interesting international news stories that just further indicate global growth, specifically that in Asia and the Middle East. For instance, in the Washington Post, Delaware Governor Jack Markel writes about his recent trip to China and advocates for the U.S. to follow similar suit: Government-business partnerships: Washington Post to stimulate […]

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Ultimate Outsourcing: Americans Overseas

It’s being called the ultimate outsourcing: Americans looking for jobs overseas. With IBM’s recent announcement of Project Match — in which the company actively encourages employees to take their pink slips and apply for jobs in China, India and Brazil — more companies are sure to follow suit. Some people are outraged. Some are scared. […]

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Recent Grads Head Overseas for Jobs

Many U.S. college graduates discouraged by the tight job market are finding leaving the country to find jobs, adventure and lay the foundation for an international resume. Even with the economy showing some sparks of growth, new grads nationwide face a particularly difficult job market. Across the country, unemployment holds steady at 9-10 percent, while new graduate unemployment is much […]

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Today’s Students Must Embrace the Global Economy

The global economy is here. Large-scale employers, multinational companies and all types of organizations want and need, more than ever, employees with international experience. Today’s newly minted grads find themselves on the front lines of an increasingly competitive global marketplace, competing for jobs from Boston to Beijing to Barcelona to Bombay. Students who begin building […]

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Internationalists Make Better Managers

According to an article published in Harvard Business Review‘s September 2010 issue, “People who have international experience or identify with more than one nationality are better problem solvers and display more creativity.”  EXACTLY.  Essentially, professionals with such experience prove to be better managers overall. Organizations need and want such managers.  That’s what Perry and I have been saying ever since Get […]

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Expat Yourself

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 […]

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International Departures

There’s been a trend or perhaps simply a recurring theme in one aspect of global news in the past year to year and a half: many things international are leaving the U.S. For instance, in the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 4, B-schools Redouble Efforts Overseas notes the decrease in international student applications over the past two years […]

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