Go Overseas Articles

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

It should come as no surprise when I say that reviews are a huge deal at Go Overseas. But as anyone who has ever bought a product, booked a tour, or signed up for a service online knows well, customers don't leave reviews for every single experience or product that they could...
I'm a 5-foot tall, blonde-haired American girl in the middle of a 6-month solo trip through India, so I have a few ideas for you fellow female adventurers heading to the sub-continent for work, travel, or volunteering. If you're planning a gap year here, even better. India is the...
Are you looking to teach abroad in tropical paradise? Then Thailand may be the perfect location for you. From the bustling metropolis Bangkok, to the sleepy northern city Chiang Mai, to island villages in the south, you're bound to find a Thai destination you'll love. Most new...
When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard was "there was a terrorist bombing." "Where?" I asked. "Brussels." Though concerned, I don't think my emotions could even remotely compare to those of a parent whose kid is currently studying, interning, or otherwise living...
As a parent, you want your kids to succeed -- and not just in academics, but in their social lives, personal growth, and overall happiness. Yet sometimes, especially with teenagers, we worry when we notice kids becoming socially awkward. We want to help. One of the greatest gifts...
My travels are among my best life experiences, but travel isn’t as readily available to everyone. For some people, whether they stay home or journey somewhere new isn’t a matter of choice, it's a matter of following through with values that your family taught you were important,...
The rise of the online TEFL courses has provided a cost-effective winner to the many gap year students wanting to teach as a means to travel, without a costly investment in training. But just how legitimate are these cheap TEFLs? Yes, you can get a job with an online TEFL, but...
Though I had believed I had grasped the concept from watching Under the Tuscan Sun (pretty dresses and straw hats for days) and reading that Italians were more “classy,” I showed up for my semester abroad with kitten-heeled fake leather booties, not even one pair of skinny jeans,...
I'm going to give away this huge secret to dealing with career confusion right from the get-go. It's by taking a gap year . See, recently someone asked Go Overseas if gap years could help with career confusion. The answer is a giant, irrefutable yes . I was suffering from career...
Last week I strolled into the garden Orti Dipinti and found Giacomo in the shed, as usual. He was pulling out brooms, shovels, and a few new basil plants. He looked up and smiled his big, friendly, Florentine smile. “ Ciao bellissima! Come stai !?” He asked as he dropped his...

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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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