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

As we travel this world, our actions have an impact. It's important to be "culturally sensitive" when you travel, but what does that mean? Learn more about cultural sensitivity while traveling, and how you can be a better traveler.
Costa Rica is a surprisingly popular study abroad destination, but once you learn more -- you'll understand why. As you plan your study abroad experience in Costa Rica, put these Costa Rican foods and drinks on your list to try while there!
Each year, we send members of the Go Overseas team out to explore the world with our partners. This year, we've got a new system, new destinations, and hopefully, you'll want to join us on our adventures!
Looking for an off-beat study abroad destination with culture, food, and nightlife? Consider Argentina! One study abroad alum who spent an unforgettable semester in Argentina shares her insights on everything you need to make your study abroad experience in Argentina fun and...
Studying abroad is an exciting prospect, full of adventures and new experiences. All students should keep safety issues in mind too, but as an LGBTQ student, there are some additional issues to plan ahead for. Here are tips and resources to help you have a safe study abroad...
As a budget-minded traveler, you might wonder if guided tours are really worth it: what are you paying for, after all? Learn about the major considerations in planning a guided tour that's also budget-friendly.
Travel can have an amazing impact on those who travel -- but it can also have a negative environmental impact. Learn more about how to measure your carbon travel footprint, and how you can reduce carbon footprint through sustainable travel.
When you choose to volunteer abroad, your hope is to help improve life for those you work with. Do you know how volunteering abroad will change your own life? Read one writer's perspective-changing experience volunteering with refugees in Jordan.
Florence is a popular study abroad destination -- and for good reason with delicious food, beautiful art, and stunning scenery. If Florence is your top study abroad destination, here's what you need to know before you depart for an unforgettable semester.
Study abroad is an exciting time filled with opportunities for new experiences. Unfortunately, natural disasters like earthquakes can happen almost anywhere on earth, including while you're studying abroad. If you want to prepare in advance, here's how to stay safe while studying...

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