Go Overseas Articles

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

In 2010, only 2000 American high school students made the bold decision to study abroad. In contrast to the nearly 30,000 international high school students who spent a year or semester studying abroad in the United States, American high school students are not heading overseas...
Studying abroad is increasingly popular, but people rarely discuss the dark side of leaving the comforts of your home country. Results of a recent survey show only 99.6% of students were happy with their study abroad experience. Why risk being a part of the .4% of people who don...
Before I moved to Sydney, everyone said the same thing: “You’re going to fall in love.” A year removed from the end of a three-year, live-in relationship, I shook my head violently at the prediction. I knew many of them said such things because I was heading into my late 20s...
Today we would like to feature Lauren Martinez's Go Study Abroad Scholarship application essay. Lauren was recently awarded our Spring 2011 scholarship, and will soon by studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain! In her essay she shares some very valuable advice and information about...
China is such a huge and socially diverse country that any attempt to generalize its social customs here would be folly. An acceptable custom in Shanghai may be completely offensive in Xian.
Living as a single woman in Vietnam definitely has its challenges. My first three months there were pretty lonely. Try as I might, I couldn’t seem to make any friends. In the US, I was used to being able to make friends easily, but in Vietnam, there was an invisible friendship...
Deciding where to study abroad is either an easy decision or a hard one. Some students have a very clear vision of where they want to go and what they want to study, while other students remain open to different locations and experiences. Not knowing where you want to study...
In a recent study abroad exit poll conducted by International Studies Abroad (ISA) , 9 out of 10 students wished they had been able to study abroad longer, and now have a strong desire to travel again. Why then, do only 2% of university students in the United States take their...
Hey everyone! This week I would like to kickoff our 'Meet an Overseas Traveler' blog series with an interview with my sister, Molly Dunkle. Molly is a Junior at Colorado State University where she studies business, but is currently spending a semester abroad in Australia. I...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Professional Development Expert
Photo of Richelle Gamlam
Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
Photo of Natasha Amar
Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
Photo of Valerie Stimac, Copyright Madeline Heising Photography
Managing Editor at Go Overseas
Photo of Laura Carroll
Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert