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Taste Buds Beware!

15 Oct

#Confession – Most of my phone gallery are pictures of random Chinese things I need to translate to save myself. E.g. to know the difference between microspicy and ‘it’s too spicy’ ūüėāūüėāūüėā

Document Authentication & Apostilles

26 Jul

Many countries and international university may require Americans to get what is called an Apostille or Authentication of their Diplomas and other documents. ¬†If you are applying for a university abroad, a job internationally, etc. they will usually ask for your diploma and maybe a police background check as well. Initially, they will just ask you for a “photocopy” of the document, but maybe later they will want you to “authenticate the document” or include an Apostille. ¬†

What does this mean exactly? ¬†What it means is that they don’t trust your document precisely, in fact they don’t trust anyone’s documents. ¬†These countries are asking you for a “second-level” of security to make sure your document is not a fake or copy. ¬†It isn’t enough these days to just get an original copy of your document and mail that to them. Now, they want your state and federal government to also attest to their validity. ¬†

Basically, the international standard for “verifying the legality of documents” is to have the State and Federal government notarize or “certify them.” This involves sending the original and a copy to your state department, then send that to the United States federal government, and sometimes then onto that foreign nation’s embassy for a final stamp. ¬†

Obviously, such a process is long and costly in terms of time and money. ¬†So many countries got together and signed an agreement that you can instead get a document called the “APOSTILLE.” ¬†This document is given to you by your state department and does not require the federal or embassy steps. ¬†Much faster right? ¬† Sometimes — not all countries actually follow that rule, and it kind of depends on your state. ¬†

But regardless, you always have to start with this step Рget the State Department to sign off on your document to prove it is legit.  Below are links to the websites for each state where you can order document authentications and apostilles!

1. Alabama 
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas (Rules)
5. California 
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut 
8. Delaware
9. District of Colombia
10. Florida 
11. Georgia 
12. Hawaii 
13. Idaho 
14. Illinois
15. Indiana 
16. Iowa 
17. Kansas
18. Kentucky 
19. Louisiana
20. Maine 
21. Maryland 
22. Massachusetts 
23. Michigan 
24. Minnesota 
25. Mississippi 
26. Missouri 
27. Montana
28. Nebraska 
29. Nevada 
30. New Hampshire
31. New Jersey 
32. New Mexico 
33. New York 
34. North Carolina 
35. North Dakota 
36. Ohio
37. Oklahoma 
38. Oregon 
39. Pennsylvania
40. Rhode Island 
41. South Carolina 
42. South Dakota
43. Tennessee 
44. Texas
45. Utah 
46. Vermont 
47. Virginia
48. Washington
49. West Virginia 
50. Wisconsin 
51. Wyoming

“Couldn‚Äôt Study Abroad? Some Companies Offer Work Abroad Options”

12 Sep

“Couldn‚Äôt Study Abroad? Some Companies Offer Work Abroad Options”

By Terri Williams via “GoodCall”

Couldn’t Study Abroad? Some Companies Offer Work Abroad Options

Studying abroad may sound like the thrill of a lifetime, but it can be an unattainable goal for many college students faced with rising higher education costs and already facing massive student loan debt. However, some college grads may still be able to pursue their dream of traveling the world without incurring more debt thanks to employers that embrace working abroad.

Some companies have offices in various locations around the world, and they pay employees to work on temporary projects or longer-term assignments in some pretty cool locations.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

While PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, may be best known for audits and taxes, the company provides a range of other services, including consulting and advising. Employees can take advantage of the Early PwC International Challenge known as EPIC. After working at PwC for about three years, employees who want to work abroad can choose a global destination where they will live during their two-year EPIC assignment. They have more than 30 options, including France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, and Norway.

General Electric

General Electric’s businesses range from lighting to renewable energy to transportation. Other GE branches include healthcare, digital, oil and gas, and power. Given that portfolio, employees have opportunities to work abroad in Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Kuwait, Malaysia, Sweden, Turkey and many of the other 170 countries in which GE has a presence.

IBM

Hardware, software, ATMs, bar codes, magnetic stripe cards, and IBM Watson are just some of IBM’s inventions. The company’s Global Business Services offers a Consulting by Degrees entry-level program. Students typically are assigned to globally integrated teams and deployed to locations in their home country. However, the potential exists for them to be assigned to short-term projects in the more than 170 countries in which the company has employees.

Deloitte

Spanning 150 countries, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited is a global network of firms providing services covering such areas as taxes, audits, consulting and advising, and mergers and acquisitions. International Mobility Programs are available for employees across the board, and Deloitte offers many types of options to work abroad, ranging from short-term work to international transfers.

Nestle

Covering brands such as Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Coffeemate, Haagen-Dazs, Stouffer‚Äôs, and Hot Pockets, Nestle is the largest food company in the world when measured by revenue. The Switzerland-based company has offices in hundreds of countries ‚Äď including the U.S. ‚Äď and offers two international programs. International auditors on the Group Audit team travel the world completing auditing projects. International Engineers are trained in Switzerland for four to six months and work their first two-to-three year assignment in another country before deciding if they want to continue this lifestyle or work locally. . . . .

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