Go Overseas Articles

Stories, advice, and inspiration to plan your next trip overseas.

Volunteering abroad can be very pricey. With housing, flights, visas, food, and other expenses, it's easy for volunteering to become even more expensive that the initial sticker price of the program—and this can definitely be a problem for the volunteer on a budget. Don't worry...
We’ve all heard of culture shock - and the emotional difficulties that come hand in hand with immersion in another culture. But coming home? That must be a refreshing welcome to all that is comfortable and familiar... right? Or is it?! Boom. Reverse culture shock. Just as...
When people think of Education majors studying abroad, many automatically imagine someone who is going to teach abroad. However, an Education major can benefit from study abroad without formally teaching in a foreign country. I participated in a week long study abroad opportunity...
Go Overseas President Mitch Gordon spends six minutes discussing "Teaching Abroad in Asia: Top 5 Countries". Mitch will give an overview of the factors involved in deciding on a country: salary & benefits, class schedule, lifestyle, culture, etc. Most importantly, make sure you...
While looking for a volunteer abroad project, just about every organization you’ll run across offers opportunities to work with children. Whether you’re placed in a school, a youth development center, or an orphanage, there’s no shortage of work available to help this underserved...
Go Overseas Marketing Director and former ESL teacher/recruiter Tucker Hutchinson breaks down the differences between the four teaching options available to people who want to teach English in South Korea . He summarizes the 3 public school options (SMOE, GEPIK, EPIK) and...
Study abroad isn’t just for language majors. If you don’t know anything beyond English, there are places where you won’t sink to the bottom for not speaking the lingua franca. But although English is known throughout these countries, it’s best to try and learn the basic phrases...
Note: This is from the perspective of one person, an alumnae of the Spring 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea. These views do not in any way represent Semester at Sea , the Institute of Shipboard Education, or the University of Virginia . The purpose of this article is to assist...
You probably know this by now, but almost every volunteer program requires their volunteers to pay in order to volunteer abroad -- but rather than listing the reasons why, or what program fees cover, in this article we’ll be taking a close look at just how much your volunteer...
Long before graduating from university I made the firm decision to study Spanish abroad , but I hadn’t anticipated the choice of where I wanted to study to be so difficult. I spent hours Googling and browsing through dozens of travel and study abroad websites to weigh my options....

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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