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Current events haven't exactly left us feeling great about study abroad safety. From political instability to natural disasters , how can you stay safe while studying abroad? How can you protect yourself from dangers lurking overseas? What if the zombie apocalypse happens when...
Thinking about studying in the U.S.? Chances are, you're new to its education system, culture, study skills, communication styles, and professional networking. Well, have you ever considered how to prepare for the differences between your norms and what you’ll experience in the...
Gap years have been on our radar since long before Malia Obama announced she'd be taking a year off before entering Harvard. For most of the country, though, the announcement was probably followed by a mass Googling of "what is a gap year?" This isn't that surprising -- until...
Studying abroad in Ireland doesn't have to burn a hole in your wallet if plan carefully beforehand. Lucky for you, Ireland combines affordability with excellence. Despite its relatively small size, Ireland has a several affordable study abroad cities and programs. In fact,...
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...
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...

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Elaina Giolando
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Go Overseas Writer
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Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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