- Taschenbuch: 400 Seiten
- Verlag: Ten Speed Press (1. März 2004)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1580083528
- ISBN-13: 978-1580083522
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,8 x 17,8 x 2,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.389.109 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Global Citizen: A Guide to Creating an International Life and Career (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 2004
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If your dreams of career success include jobs in Prague or Munich, if you want to learn Mandarin while living in China, or if your travel plans always require a passport, then THE GLOBAL CITIZEN is for you. This book is an international life and career planner that takes you through the ins and outs of working, studying, volunteering, or living in a foreign country.
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The Global Citizen offers a lot of ways for an American to go abroad; if you live elsewhere, only 20% of all the suggestions are relevant to you. Of these 20%, most require significant investment. What's more important, neither of these ways is described in detail.
Large sections of this book are dedicated to the fine art of proving that 2 and 2 equals 4. For example, the author dedicates 2 or 3 pages to explanation why it pays to know languages others than English.
On the other hand, little to no useful tips are given on most important subjects, like convincing the foreign employer to hire you, or listing places with high expat concentrations, etc. Most of the work abroad opportunities are standard English teaching stuff - I don't need to buy a book to tell me about it, really.
The book is full of howlers. Page 199: 450 - 2550 British pounds are translated as 310 - 1767 US dollars (neat, huh?). Page 88: Arctic Odysseys provides high quality travel experiences in the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Siberia and China (someone please find Arctic China for me). Page 213: the author discovers a new country: Moldova-Ukraine. And this is just a small part.
Again, good enough as introduction, many ideas, very low on details.
The other cool thing about this book is that it's full of websites with info. on every aspect of living, working, or volunteering abroad.
I love the personal stories in the section "A Global Citizen's Perspective" because, as a traveler, you can really connect to the experience of the author and other people who have done what you want to do.
If you are looking for a a life changing adventure, then travel abroad. If you want to stay abroad, then get this book!!