The Go Overseas Company Blog

  • Volunteering with Vietnam
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    By Mallory Meiser on 02/03/2016
    Wouldn't it be great to travel the world for a living? Unfortunately, not many of us have that luxury, so we have to use what little vacation time we have to squeeze in an international trip -- if we're lucky. The average American gets 3 weeks off a year (same for the Go Overseas team, with the...
  • Volunteering in Sri Lanka with Greenheart Travel
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    By Jessie Beck on 12/29/2015
    Last month, as part of Go Overseas' new paid paid vacation policy, I took a trip with Greenheart Travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer with wild elephants for two weeks. While I was in the middle of a jungle taking field notes and learning about the human-elephant conflict with a local organization...
  • Gap year in Australia
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    By Mandi Schmitt on 12/15/2015
    For reasons I just can't understand, Europeans are far more likely to take a gap year than Americans. Rather than blatantly avoiding gap years though, most Americans simply don't know what a gap year is. Unsurprisingly, working holidays -- the secret to doing a gap year with not a lot of money...
  • Before and after shots of Go Overseas team
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...