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

Hi Go Overseas! I want to teach abroad and have read in a lot of places that you need to be TEFL certified to get a teaching job abroad. But they're really expensive, and it'd be a huge commitment for me to pay for one at the moment. So, before I bite the bullet and sign up for...
From providing sanctuary for injured animals in Ecuador to delivering aid to refugees in Thailand to building homes for the homeless in Ireland, global-minded citizens have found that volunteering abroad is a popular way to give back while traveling. Studies show that from a...
It’s almost here! After long months of winter, early rising, and imparting knowledge to younger generations, it’s almost summer . You get to say goodbye to your students (and their parents), forget about test scores and lunch duty and do something purely for yourself. This might...
When I finally stepped into my first study abroad fair, I did what we all do (and what we shouldn’t) and scooped up every single glossy-paged brochure I could and fell in love with all of them . How was I supposed to pick where to adventure? It took me awhile but I did finally...
If you've ever looked for a job and saw requirements for "minimum two years experience" for a recent graduate position, you wonder, like all of us do, "Well, if it's a job for someone who just graduated from university, how could they possibly already have two years of experience...
This article will looking at teacher savings in the following countries: China South Korea Japan Spain It’s the question that all prospective teachers are wondering: how much can I really save teaching abroad? A high salary is great, but if you’re living in an expensive country,...
If you’re considering studying abroad, chances are good you’re also considering buying a new camera. You really don't have to. As much as it seems like you need a great camera, it can be a costly and at times cumbersome addition to your study abroad packing list . Chances are,...
When I studied abroad in 2010, the thought of opening a bank account didn't even cross my mind -- there was no information out there nor was it provided by my abroad program. We all just would have weekly-ish runs to the ATM that was outside our apartment and withdrew what we...
When people ask me where I live, I jokingly reply, “out of my suitcase.” These days I am perpetually packed for 11 months of the year, never knowing if my job will send me to the South Pacific or Siberia. Remarkably, I can pack and unpack my 11-month suitcase in 20 minutes flat,...
Have you heard of service learning? In an era when it seems like everyone has a college degree and no amount of internships is enough, many see it as a great example of experiential education, and a valuable step on the road to a successful career. But is it really all that...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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