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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...
I was afraid I had made a huge mistake, and I felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone back home about it. I was in an apartment in Cuba where the phone connection was so weak there was no sense calling anyone when it rained, sharing a cold shower and two bathrooms with sixteen other...
If you've already started looking into study abroad programs , more likely than not the word safety has come out of your mouth, your families, or someone within the abroad organizations or maybe the US Government. This isn't about foreign areas being “dangerous” for Americans. It...
March 2018 update : Looking for the 2018 NAFSA discount code ? NAFSA 2015 was my first conference experience. Ever. If you’ve read anything about first experiences at NAFSA (or had one of your own), you can probably imagine what an overwhelming and intimidating time it was....
Dear Malia, When the Go Overseas team filed into work yesterday morning, we were met with a flurry of phone calls and emails from reporters who wanted to learn more about the concept of a gap year. The number of visitors exploring the gap year programs and articles we have on our...
Having only officially re-opened its doors to tourism in 2010, Burma is one of the most untouched countries in Asia today. Whether you are venturing there as a teacher, volunteer, or backpacker, this country will both charm and challenge you while providing some of the most...
Landing a job teaching English overseas isn’t always easy. The EFL job market is competitive enough in many countries that if you don’t specialize, you’ll have a hard time finding good work. Simply being an English teacher isn’t enough, sometimes you need an extra hook. There are...
Whatever comes to mind when you think of study abroad , be it learning Mandarin in Shanghai, studying the history of the Roman Empire in Rome, or brushing up on finance skills in London, chances are a classroom is involved. But study abroad doesn’t have to be so rigidly defined....
“Hey...” someone growls out from the dark, their voice low but insistent. “Hey lady, come back here.” It’s late, it’s dark, and there’s a man following me to the bus stop. I’m alone and there’s almost no one on the street. I don’t know this guy and I don’t know what he wants, but...

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Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Go Overseas Writer
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Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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