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

When I took a job that would move me every 3-6 months to a different country, I knew I would gain a lot of skills in emerging markets, sales, management, and market entry, but I didn't expect to gain so many skills in, well, packing. True story: I was in Istanbul, packed for a 3...
About four and a half years ago, I hopped on a plane to study abroad in Beijing. While I scoured the internet for information and read just about every blog I could find, I still had so many questions! Well, as someone who has now been living in China for three full years, today...
If you're a Canadian citizen dreaming of a work and travel in Australia, this is the ultimate resource for you. Here's everything you need to know to get a working holiday job in Australia.
Being in places that are beautiful, whether they’re home to abundant natural beauty, cities with inspiring architecture, or picturesque landscapes, has a major impact on our general feelings of positivity and well-being.
These days, there's no shortage of agencies who will arrange an internship overseas for a handsome price tag. But if you're not a trust fund baby or don't want to spare that $10,000 (or more!), you're much better off arranging an opportunity for yourself. The logistics may be...
There’s an anonymous quote that goes, “if traveling were free, you’d never see me again.” While it would be beyond amazing if this were the case, the unfortunate reality is that some amount of money is required to travel. As a traveler on a budget, you can skimp on comfort in a...
Voluntourism and volunteer travel can be tricky and often controversial subjects to touch on, as they're part of an industry that gets perhaps more flack than it deserves. Here on Go Overseas, we've explored many questions from the perspective of a volunteer, such as the...
Teaching English in Japan can be one of the most rewarding experiences, should you choose to accept the challenge and go into it with an open-mind and willingness to learn. It will demand that you celebrate the country’s beauty and uniqueness and embrace their imperfections. In...
When you think about traveling in Indonesia, where’s the first place that comes to mind? I’d venture to say that most people think of Bali. Beautiful beaches, surfing, the monkey forest, temples, a yoga retreat in Ubud… what’s not to love? While there are plenty of adventures to...
Night falls quickly in Costa Rica. Year round, the sun will be down by 6 pm, pitching your world into a deep blackness that lingers until morning. And in rainy season, which occurs for six months of the year, each night, without fail, comes with a steady dose of drizzling rain....

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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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