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

For the past three years, I've tried to keep track of special moments. It's harder than you'd think, especially being abroad. Moments never happen when you think they will. In fact, some events that very clearly should be "moments" in the grand scheme of my life can often go by...
For students who have a strong independent spirit, prior travel experience, or are looking to truly immerse themselves in a new language and culture, forgoing a third party program provider and studying abroad through directly enrolling in a university abroad or going through a...
Though I write intensively about teaching abroad, and I've even told you how teaching has made me a better person , there are a few juicy secrets I've been holding back from you all. It's confession time: I'm far from a perfect ESL teacher, and my experience wasn't quite as...
If you're planning on learning a language abroad, you're probably a little nervous about taking on such a challenge. This is totally understandable -- going to another country is intimidating enough even if you do speak the local language, and even more so if you wouldn't even...
The conventional wisdom on study abroad depicts it as a life-changing educational and cultural experience. It will broaden your proverbial horizons, expand your communication skills and maybe even give you superpowers (or at least a stronger immune system). What they don’t tell...
Two years ago, I found myself teaching English in Vietnam . It was nearly an accident. I had met a guy in the Philippines who was contracted to teach English to the staff of a hotel in Hoi An, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a family emergency. He asked if I knew...
Volunteering abroad can be a fantastic way to use your time, energy, and skills for a good cause. Unfortunately, though, not everyone has the same good intentions that you do. With the increase in volunteer travel, there has also been in increase in less legitimate organizations....
Hi Go Overseas! My husband and I have been looking into teaching abroad, but we have a four year old son. We're wondering if it's possible to teach abroad as a family. If so, which countries would be best for us to look into? I've read that some companies will arrange housing and...
Traveling overseas is one of the most enriching experiences you can gift yourself, but there is no denying that the longer you’re away, the more difficult it is to stay connected with others. How can you keep in touch with family and friends while overseas? Modern technology has...
You've been dreaming of studying abroad since you registered for your first college class, right? Now it's time to start deciding where to apply... and you're suddenly a bit unsure. With a literal world of opportunity to choose from, narrowing the field can be tough. Do you...

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