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

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...
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...
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,...

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Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
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Go Overseas Writer
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Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
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Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
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