Go Overseas Articles

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

At Go Overseas, we try to do fun, original team activities each quarter. This year we've enjoyed oysters in Tomales Bay and attempted to Escape the Room in downtown San Francisco. For Q3 we decided to add a 36 hour, 200 mile Ragnar Relay to the list. Reflecting back on this...
As we head into the holiday season, the thoughts of gift giving are starting to stir up the autumn weather. As a parent, grandparent, relative, or friend of a student traveler who's studying abroad as we speak, about to head out on a gap year in the spring, or in any way possible...
An estimated 250,000 young people aged 17-25 go on a gap year of some kind every year, and these numbers keep rising. While many participants are often European or Australian, the concept of taking a gap year is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and other parts...
One of the best parts about traveling is becoming immersed in a foreign culture. It’s wandering the streets of a newly discovered town, getting lost in its beauty and uniqueness. It’s also trying to figure out what the heck people are saying to you -- because you don’t speak the...
Incorporating an international component into American higher education is critically important for creating a workforce with the capabilities and mindset to tackle the world’s toughest challenges of global interdependence: disease, violent extremism, climate change, economic...
Photos of two deceased refugee children earlier this year have triggered a worldwide response to a global refugee crisis that is the largest since World War II. With almost 60 million people in need of help , it’s no surprise that communities around the world have shown interest...
If you're thinking about teaching abroad, chances are you're also considering getting your TEFL certificate to help prepare you and qualify you for better teaching jobs. Often, online TEFL courses are the most flexible, and sometimes more affordable, option for teachers seeking...
The cost of attending college or university has been on a steady increase the past decade, forcing many students to take out loans to afford higher education. While loans can be extremely helpful and make the dream of college attainable, it definitely complicates studying abroad....
Teaching in Asia is by far one of the best ways to explore the region. Live as an expat, make local friends, create a rewarding career, and make a good earning for yourself. If you’re reading this article, I’m sure you already know the benefits teaching abroad can bring you. But...
Studying abroad is one of the most eye-opening, mind-bending, life-changing, experiences a student can have. Yet, when beginning the process of studying abroad -- from researching programs to booking airfare -- it can be difficult to know what studying abroad actually is like....

Writing Team

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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Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert