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Does Working Abroad Makes You Smarter?
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:35:24 PM »
How does working abroad makes you smarter? A study under the title “Expanding Opportunities by Opening Your Mind” by William Maddux, said that people who have international experience or identity with more than one nationality are better problem solvers and display more creativity.

OFWs who adopted an open and adaptive attitude toward foreign cultures became more able to make connections among desperate ideas.

does-living-abroad-make-you-smarter1The advantages of working abroad accrue to those who are willing to adapt themselves to the ways of their host country.

The research demonstrates that even when individuals are exposed to the same multicultural environment, it is their psychological approach and engagement with different cultures that determines growth in integrative complexity and tangible increases in professional opportunities.

Study has shown that people with international experience are more creative, flexible and forward-thinking both in their careers and life in general.


Here are some advice on how to take advantage of your time working abroad:

Take advantage of your new location.
Try to move outside of your comfort zone.
Try to avoid speaking your native language.
Ask lots of questions and be willing to learn about anything.

Living in a new environment, interacting with different people and learning about other cultures all help contribute to these qualities, and as a result, broaden your horizons. | Your smart guide to money matters and entrepreneurship.

Does Working Abroad Makes You Smarter?
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:35:24 PM »

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