Monthly Archives: May 2012

How Obnoxious Are You When Travelling?

May 30, 2012

Travelling is great.  I can’t imagine why some people don’t like it but the chance to go somewhere new and experience something different from the mundane existence of everyday life is exciting and honestly I don’t do enough of it. However, with all those foreign places come foreign cultures and a host of behaviours to [...]

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Culture Shock Déjà-vu

May 22, 2012

You were expecting this.  The sudden onslaught of a new culture as you step out of the airport thousands of miles and an ocean away from home. The people are different.  The food is different.  The houses are different.  And everyone’s behaviour just seems weird to you.  You feel alone and out of place. This [...]

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Go International in Your Own Home

May 15, 2012

Have you ever participated in an international internship or exchange program?  Maybe you went overseas while you were in high school or college.  Perhaps one of your children is interested in participating in an international program.  Maybe one of your friends just came back from a four month educational program in Thailand and

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Internship Attitudes You Need to Ditch

May 8, 2012

In order to get the most out of your internship, you need to have the right attitude going in.  Even as an unpaid worker you still have basic human rights and you are getting paid with work experience that will be invaluable to you when you go to apply for a real job so

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Internships Equal Jobs; Simple Math Anyone Can Do

May 1, 2012

It is that wonderful time of the year again for college and university students.  Exams are done.  It is time to celebrate, let loose, burn those text books and find a menial summer job in order to pay for gas, beer and a cute summer wardrobe. Here is my question to those students

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