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

There's no question that volunteering abroad is a huge leap into the unknown. But we're all human, and sometimes we want to look before we leap. Having some idea of what it's like on the other side can help motivate us to take that final plunge and hop on a plane bound for the...
Before you book your flight and sign up for a program teaching English in Thailand, it’s important to be familiar with the Ministry of Education regulations and visas for English teachers in Thailand -- not everyone can just arrive and start working there. In this article, local...
In an increasingly globalized world, international experiences and skills are in higher demand than ever, and the advantages of an international degree are growing as companies continue to compete to hire candidates with international experience. With quality programs on offer at...
"I'd love to study abroad, but I can't afford it." Raise your hand if you've ever heard someone say this -- or said it yourself. Everyone? That’s what I thought. Though study abroad has become an increasingly popular -- and in some cases, mandatory -- aspect of higher education,...
Countries like China, South Korea, and Spain have been the go-to destinations for teach abroad throughout the past few years, things are changing. Around the world, other countries are also growing their job markets for ESL teachers and creating some pretty cool opportunities for...
Happy 2016, everyone! Before we dive into this bright, shiny, brand-new year that stretches out in front of us, it's time to look back at 2015. The past year saw us revamp our site, expand our coverage of all things abroad, and delve deeper into what it really means to engage in...
Last month, as part of Go Overseas' new paid paid vacation policy , I took a trip with Greenheart Travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer with wild elephants for two weeks. While I was in the middle of a jungle taking field notes and learning about the human-elephant conflict with a...
I am from New England -- which means the holiday season is exactly like what you hear in Christmas carols. I grew up with it snow, Christmas pageants, and Santa parades through my town. I'd wake up in a big wooden house and bound downstairs to see gifts under the tree and our...
There’s no place like home for the holidays. You know the saying, you know the song. Unfortunately, living abroad for an extended period of time, whether it be to study, teach, volunteer, or work, often means that you won’t get to be home for the holidays. Being away from our...
If you have student loans... can you still teach abroad? Yes! Great, we’re done here... just kidding. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. While the answer is yes, you absolutely can teach abroad with student debt, it’s not as easy as just sending Sallie Mae a quick email...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
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Olivia Christine Perez
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