Global Career Update
August 2016 College Edition




This edition of Global Career Update takes on topics the world over including traveling to Brazil, getting residency in Italy and living in Switzerland. It also explores culture shock and travel apps.




USA: Work Permits and Visas

In the U.S., there are a number of different visas available for living, working and traveling. They are broadly divided into immigrant (permanent resident) and non-immigrant (temporary resident) categories. The type of visa needed is related to the purpose of travel. Requirements, fees, processing times, work eligibility and benefits for family members vary depending on type. Read more

Switzerland: Cost of Living

Switzerland is one of the world’s most expensive countries. Everything costs more – groceries, health care, housing, household goods and entertainment. However, salaries are correspondingly high, and the country offers excellent quality of life. People wanting to move to Switzerland should calculate the cost of living carefully before negotiating for compensation and benefits. Read more

Employment Outlook: Mumbai

Expats are needed and welcomed in India’s commercial capital By Mary Anne Thompson, founder and president, GoinGlobal Inc. Read more


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The Great Escape: Five Reasons to Study Abroad for a Master’s

Some people think doing a year-long master’s degree will be one big party. However, that’s not usually the case. These courses offer life-changing opportunities. There is the chance to make global contacts, take advantage of the best accommodations and discover new ways of learning. There are ways of getting financial support, and it is not always necessary to know the language. Read more 

7 Tips for Obtaining Residency in Italy

The process of obtaining residency in Italy differs depending on if you are from a European Union country or not. If you are not an EU national and plan to go to Italy for more than three months, you must have an entrance visa. EU citizens can live and work in Italy if they are employed or studying and have enough resources to not become a burden on the social assistance system. Read more 

3 Tips to Squash Fear and Finally Move Abroad

When it comes to moving abroad, the biggest holdup is fear. When decisions are determined by fear, people often self-select out of their biggest dreams – afraid it might not work out. However, careful planning, acceptance that things may not be perfect and building networks ahead of time can help people get over the fear and take the plung. Read more 

Brazil: Cultural Etiquette

Brazilians are a friendly and free-spirited people. Physical contact such as touching arms, elbows and backs is a part of communication and very common. Meals are lengthy, and business is usually not discussed unless the host brings it up. Appearance is important and your clothing will reflect on you and your company. Read more 

Manage Culture Shock in Three Easy Steps

One author offers three steps to overcoming culture shock. The first step involves recognizing the stage of culture shock you are in and trying to change perspective. The second step focuses on boosting positivity with your new country by increasing positive interactions and decreasing negative ones. The third step is to avoid judging, blaming, criticizing and stonewalling your new country and instead use humor, affection and acceptance Read more