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Why you should consider working abroad in a smaller city or town

Many people looking for work abroad (and study abroad, for that matter) experiences gravitate towards large metropolitan areas such as London, Paris, Sydney, São Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. São Paulo skyline There are, of course, many reasons why you might want to do that, including job availability, excitement/nightlife, and a large expat community. …

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FOREX blues, or how I took a 50% pay cut overseas without even trying

First of all, this is emphatically NOT a post about how to make $DOUGH$ trading in foreign currency.  I leave that to the day trading community.  Not my thing.  Rather, this is a quick tale about how foreign exchange rates can negatively affect your working abroad experience. What it’s really about it my own experience …

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Do I have to speak a foreign language to work overseas?

 “Do I have to speak a foreign language to work overseas?” Conventional wisdom says yes…or at least this person, this person, this person, and this person seem to think so. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this chorus of voices includes many universities and language schools—who are simultaneously pitching their (often costly) language and study abroad programs. Coincidence? Maybe …

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What sort of international work experience is right for you? (Real, battle-tested advice from someone who has been there.)

When I went to college, I knew I wanted to work overseas someday. Back then, there was little good advice out there about how to make that dream a reality.  I had to figure out a lot of things on my own — and I made a lot of mistakes. But what’s surprising is that, …

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