Go Overseas Articles

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

Does the thought of lying on a beach with nothing but a book just make you want to gag? Are you looking for the ultimate travel experience? Then you've found the right page! I've put together a photo gallery of some of the most incredible, thrill-seeking adventures I could find....
Leaving home to move to a different country, whether it be for teaching , volunteering, or studying, can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. When the country you're moving to is completely foreign and different than your own, it makes that move even more...
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...
Trine from Denmark, Jakob from Germany, Flo from Finland. They were all remarkably charming, albeit timid at times, and somehow all very good at tennis. They were also all foreign exchange students at my high school in Indiana. Why the thought never crossed my mind to follow...
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...
A Series of Fortunate Events (Pt. 1) “He’s…not…coming?” The voice of my friend wavered as she ended the call and gently placed her phone on the table. We looked at each other in silence for a while-the one and only boy who had signed up for the NYSICCSI study abroad program in...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Professional Development Expert
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
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Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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Managing Editor at Go Overseas
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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert