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.
1. Attend a Conference
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.
2. Network While You Travel
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.
3. Learn a New Skill
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.
4. Work Remotely
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.
5. Tackle a Passion Project
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.
For more information on international opportunities and diversity development, contact the team at U Diverse Coaching today. We believe that multicultural teams are essential to your company’s success and are here to help create this success.