Go Overseas Articles

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

Hi Go Overseas! I hope all is well! I have a question that you might be able to shed some light on. I saw a post regarding teaching English in South Korea or China and they stated that housing is provided and flights are reimbursed. This is all too good to be true to me, are they...
Though “paid volunteering” might seem like an oxymoron, offering up your time and expertise for a few weeks or months abroad doesn’t have to amount to a huge financial sacrifice on your part. It might be better to frame the concept as "compensated volunteering" -- while you might...
Can you work while studying abroad? The short answer is yes . One of my best friends studied abroad in South Africa and spent her days shuttling between classes at the University of Cape Town and her part-time job at the very prestigious Ogilvy South Africa, an experience she...
India is a difficult place to describe or summarize because anything that can be said about it, the opposite will also be true: it is both welcoming and off-putting, gentle and harsh, rich and poor, beautiful and ugly, spiritual and irreverent, diverse and homogeneous. You are...
Guide Contents Choosing Programs, Destinations, and Dates What can I do as a volunteer? For how long should I volunteer abroad? Where should I volunteer? How do I find a volunteer program? What should I be looking for? What are some good programs for families / students / older...
Many of us have been raised in a culture that intrinsically places a strong emphasis on what amounts to a "set life course": primary and secondary school, higher education, professional work, marriage, family, and retirement. This path of development is usually pursued without...
Hi Go Overseas! I've always wanted to travel and live overseas, so I thought teaching abroad would be a great idea. However, I'm worried about how this will affect my career and current lifestyle, especially when it comes to finding a job afterward. Is it stupid to take a year...
If you had to guess one thing that everybody working for Go Overseas had in common, what would you choose -- besides the fact that we're all devilishly charming, sharp as a tack, and can cook a mean soufflé, of course. Personally, I'd guess that we all love to travel, but that's...
Jump ahead to your favorite adventure: Kayaking River rafting Rock climbing and deep water soloing Scuba diving Hiking and trekking Ziplining Canyoning Surfing Sandboarding Base and bungee jumping A trip to Southeast Asia doesn't just involve eating incredible food and laying on...
I remember sitting on the street that day in Guatemala, my backpack tucked under my arm, feeling very, very alone. And very stupid. Why was I taking a 10-hour bus ride across the country with no one by my side? With no one to share the experience? Besides the sense of impending...

Writing Team

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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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert