As the weather gets warmer, you might be looking for your next international experience. Traveling during the summer is a great way to rejuvenate yourself and gain some new perspective -- both personally and professionally.
By jet-setting abroad, you can broaden your understanding of diversity, learn new career skills, and unlock new goals. The following are some ways to improve your career while living abroad this summer.
International conferences are a great way to experience your industry in a new light. You can hear interesting speakers and learn about new professional ideas. This can be especially impactful if professionals from your destination are approaching your line of work differently than those in your home country.
While conferences are a great way to meet other industry professionals, you can also set up more casual networking opportunities. Speak with executives at your company about any contacts they may have in the city where you're traveling. A simple dinner or cup of coffee can open many doors.
Traveling abroad is a great time to practice a new language, take a cooking class, try a local art form, or learn other interesting skills. Whether this is directly related to your career, educating yourself in this way can exercise your mind and build your cultural awareness.
If your job allows it, consider working remotely while traveling abroad. By changing your surroundings, you can add a refreshed point of view to your work. This can also break up the monotony of your routine and introduce daily improvements once you return home.
Your time abroad can be a great time to approach a project you've been dreaming up. While you are away from the office, you can have the mental space, time, and inspiration necessary to sit down and begin a big career project. You might find that the end result is fresher than if you had started the same task at home.
While travel is an excellent opportunity for your personal growth, it's important to consider its benefits for your professional development. As you spend time abroad, you can renew your perspective and become a more worldly professional.
U Diverse can help you make the change. We provide in-depth coaching from ICF-certified coaches and trainers who speak French, English, Dutch, Spanish and German. Take action and get matched with our coaches today with us today. Call us on +31 6 55 83 24 42 and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and check our website: www.udiversecoaching.com
About U Diverse’s founder: Magali Toussaint is the founder of U Diverse. She is an ICF-certified leadership and career coach, cross-cultural trainer and job search strategist with an extensive career in recruitment, HR, diversity, and education. She has also helped international organizations on their talent acquisition strategies and diversity plans. She has lived and worked in over four countries. To learn more, visit her Linkedin profile at linkedin.com/in/magalitoussaint
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