The Go Overseas Company Blog

  • Before and after shots of Go Overseas team
    By Mallory Meiser on 11/24/2015
    At Go Overseas, we try to do fun, original team activities each quarter. This year we've enjoyed oysters in Tomales Bay and attempted to Escape the Room in downtown San Francisco. For Q3 we decided to add a 36 hour, 200 mile Ragnar Relay to the list. Reflecting back on this experience, it's...
  • Engaging study abroad alumni
    By Anna Morris on 07/30/2015
    Written by Anna Morris and Chrissie Faupel "How do I retain my alumni post-program and keep them engaged long-term?!" This is definitely something us international educators scratch our heads at often -- knowing the importance of tapping into this pool of eager returnees. Bottom line, alumni...
  • NAFSA 2015
    By Jessie Beck on 06/25/2015
    As some of our more regular followers already know, Go Overseas recently attended NAFSA 2015's national conference at the end of May. In true Go Overseas style, we didn't just attend -- we put our innovative minds to work and hosted a full pavilion, ran a discount to encourage more first time...
  • Spring interns at Go Overseas
    By Alex Wing on 06/16/2015
    Every semester, Go Overseas works closely with a team of wonderfully talented interns from nearby UC Berkeley -- just one of the many great opportunities that come with being located in the Bay Area. One of the greatest things about working at a startup was the flexibility and freedom to...
  • Mitch
    By Jessie Beck on 05/25/2015
    Although we've already introduced you to more than half of our team and one of the founders and CTO, Andrew, we have yet to introduce you to two of the most important members of the Go Overseas team; CEO Mitch Gordon and COO Tucker Hutchinson. Without them and Andrew, we wouldn't be where we are...
  • Lauren Tang
    By Jessie Beck on 05/13/2015
    In an effort to help you, our readers, get to know the Go Overseas team, we recently introduced two of our marketing directors, Anna and Mandi, as well as our team of in-house wizards -- oops, I mean developers -- Andrew and Ed. Today, we're introducing two of the Go Overseas team members who are...
  • Study abroad in Africa trends
    By Chrissie Faupel on 04/30/2015
    Harvard University's Institute for Economic Research spent eleven long years studying ethnic groups. Their main research question was: If you picked two people at random in any nation and asked them their ethnicity, what are the chances that they would give a different answer? In total, they...
  • Andrew
    By Jessie Beck on 04/29/2015
    Last month, we introduced two of our marketers, Anna and Mandi, but today we're introducing Andrew Dunkle, the technical genius behind our website, and his partner in coding-crime, Edward Kim. Though they may not have the biggest outward voices on our team, or have their faces plastered all over...
  • Paid paid vacation
    By Mitch Gordon on 04/16/2015
    Will Ha Long Bay, Vietnam be a destination for team Go Overseas? When Andrew, Tucker, and I started Go Overseas, we wanted to create one of the best places in the world to work. It wasn't easy. Like many startups, we had a limited budget and made some serious sacrifices along the way. Starting a...
  • Women owned travel companies
    By Mandi Schmitt on 04/03/2015
    Founding and running your own business is tough. This is true for anyone, but especially for women who are still competing for equality in the work place. A recent NY Times article states that there are fewer women running big companies than there are men named John. What?! Women are incredibly...