About Go Overseas

Go Overseas Team

GoOverseas.com was started with the simple idea of creating a centralized website to provide the resources required for meaningful travel abroad. That idea has grown and expanded into what you see here, a community driven website of like minded people who are all passionate about teaching, studying, volunteering, interning, high school, and gap year abroad. Please join us in our mission to build a great online community for any and all people interested in meaningful travel abroad!

Our whole team is on LinkedIn - check us out there. Also be sure to meet our contributing editors team!

    President & Co-Founder

    Like you, I am passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures. I first traveled to Taiwan to teach English and instantly fell in love with its friendly people and delicious food. My aim is to model future travel after the motto of this website, "Travel with a Purpose". After participating in a program abroad, make sure to come back and leave a rating and review on this website. User ratings and reviews are the most important resource on Go Overseas, so give back to the community by leaving a review of any program you have participated in. Next on my travel to do list? I'm looking forward to volunteering with wildlife in South Africa, and perhaps studying Spanish in Argentina!

    You can email me at Mitch@GoOverseas.com and follow me on Twitter at @mitchgordongo.

    CTO & Co-Founder

    After graduating with a lucrative degree in Art History, I decided to throw caution to the wind and teach English abroad in Taiwan. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made, because it was here where I met Mitch and together we founded Go Overseas.

    I have a great interest in overseas programs after taking a gap childhood in Australia and studying abroad in Italy. These were very formative experiences that have defined who I am. These days I am a huge data nerd and love the web and all its awesome technologies. The challenge of solving interesting problems excites me 90% of the time.

    You can email me at Andrew@GoOverseas.com and follow me on Twitter at @AndrewOverseas.

    COO & Co-Founder

    Tucker is an avid traveler with 25+ countries under his belt (Greece and Laos top his list). Working here stokes his wanderlust on a daily basis, but he\'s having too much fun collaborating with the rest of the team to consider hitting the road again anytime soon. He's a native Californian who made it through 6 years in New York and one in Korea before returning home to the Bay Area. Tucker loves cavorting with friends, food, exploring San Francisco, and hanging out with his family in beautiful Sonoma.

    You can email me at Tucker@GoOverseas.com and follow me on Twitter at @tuckeroverseas.

    Website Director

    The least traveled member of the Go Overseas team, Nadia has compiled an extensive travel wishlist. To get started, she plans to study Spanish in Barcelona, explore Chile and India, and backpack through Laos, Vietnam, and Central Asia. She uses all her free time coding, watching sports (preferably basketball, football, or hockey), at the gym or yoga studio, and people watching.

    You can email me at Nadia@GoOverseas.com and follow me on Twitter at @NadiaMubashar.

    Lead Developer

    Ben is a Berkeley PhD turned entrepreneur and web engineer. These days, Ben "travels" mainly through cyberspace, and his "foreign languages" include Ruby, PHP, and Javascript. When he's not immersed in code, Ben is shooting music videos or performing with an indie rock band in and around the Bay Area.

    Ben isn't on Twitter yet, but we hope he jumps on the bandwagon one of these days!

    Volunteer Abroad & Gap Year Director

    Anis is a native Californian who began traveling abroad when she was 4 weeks old and has been hooked on travel ever since. Though most of her volunteering abroad has been in Mexico, she's really excited to someday volunteer with elephants in Thailand and pandas in China. If you sat next to her on a plane you'd discover she's a polyglot (5 languages, working on a 6th) and outdoor enthusiast who's passionate about food, hanging out outside her comfort zone and the power of technology to create positive change.

    You can email her at Anis@GoOverseas.com and follow her on Twitter at @VolunteeReviews and @GapYearReviews.

    Content & Teach Abroad Director

    Originally from the Washington DC area, Jessie Beck studied anthropology in Dakar, Senegal and Malta, taught ESL in Costa Rica, and volunteered as an education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Madagascar (2011-2013). Now, she is finally back in the U.S. working at the Go Overseas office in California as the Teach Abroad & Content Director for Go Overseas. When not at work or traveling the globe, she can be found rock climbing, eating her way through the Bay Area, blogging, or reading travelogues in her local coffee shop.

    You can email her at Jessie@GoOverseas.com and follow her on Twitter at @TeachReviews and @beatnomad.

    Study & Intern Abroad Director

    Anna describes herself as a Midwest/West Coast hybrid. She is a Southern California native but was transplanted at a young age to a small town in Wisconsin. She grew to love the four seasons, wide-open space and caring community. Anna attended college in Minnesota but traveled far and wide while she was a student. Her first study abroad experience was in England and after that, there was no turning back. She has explored much of Europe and South Africa and aspires to step foot on every continent during her lifetime (yes - even Antarctica!) A few of Anna's favorite things include: VW Bugs, any song by Tom Petty, saltwater (preferably in close proximity to sand), purple knick knacks, Golden Retrievers, craft beer, Will Ferrell, campfires and string cheese.

    You can email her at Anna@GoOverseas.com and follow her on Twitter at @StudyReviews and @AnnaHaleigh.