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

No one wants to stand out in a bad way, and especially not while studying abroad in Europe. While we're all bound to blunder and put on a pair of flip-flops or gym shorts that unwittingly reveal our true nationality, there are a few ways you can at least attempt to nail that...
Before I turned 18, I had never left the country before . My parents didn't have the money to send me to college, so I knew early on getting a scholarship to go to school would be critical. I applied to 13 universities and wound up with a full ride to the University of North...
Nepal is quite possibly the most captivating country on the entire Asian continent. With the charm of a quiet, peaceful people, the Himalayas at your doorstep, and some of the most beautiful ancient architecture in Asia, Nepal has a sure-fire method for winning over the...
Growing up and going to college in the States, we're prepared and encouraged to follow a path that leads us to a grad school in the same country. And why shouldn’t it? In the process of streamlining the path, our universities here have made it a little more difficult to find...
There’s no better way to experience the world than to live and work like a local in cities and towns that are miles away from the one you grew up in. Not only do you develop an appreciation of cultural diversity, you also learn about topics like history, art, politics, cuisine,...
The stories we bring home with us are perhaps the most rewarding remnants of an experience abroad. Not only are they filled with memories and personal growth, but they're often an inspiration for others to follow suit and have adventures of their own. Experience is the best way...
Although there are certainly still places in the world where being LGBTQ is not accepted -- and in more extreme cases, illegal -- I’ve got some good news for you: things are getting better. There are countries in the world where you can feel comfortable in your own skin , find a...
Communication is an important aspect to consider when you decide to take an international gap year or study abroad. While you might be up to date on the easiest (and most cost-effective) ways to keep in touch with friends and family back home , have you figured out how you will...
First time on Go Overseas? Learn how it works . Of all the volunteer abroad options out there, the Peace Corps is arguably the most well-known. You might be surprised to learn that volunteering abroad, especially in the Peace Corps, has actually been a common choice for some...
Are you considering study abroad in New Zealand? Here are ten essential tips to know before you study abroad in New Zealand.

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