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

Many people have a very romantic idea of what au pairing will be like. They imagine wandering down cobblestone streets and sipping red wine in piazzas, or sitting on a train as it winds through snow capped mountains while your new boyfriend whispers sweet nothings into your ear...
You've decided to study abroad for a semester, but do you go in the fall or spring? Deciding when to go abroad can be a tricky choice, because there's so many different things to consider. From the weather and class dates, to holidays and FOMO, picking a semester abroad can get...
The bright light of dawn enters through the open-air windows of the wood thatched house of a homestay in the remote community of Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica. I awake on a mattress surrounded by a dozen or so study abroad students who hiked with me to the village the day before....
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people go overseas to teach English. According to UNESCO , the world needs two million more primary teachers in the next few years for the UN to meet its goal of universal primary education . We decided to take a look at which nations ranked...
If you've been looking for a less than typical next-life-step, you may have come across the term “gap year” being thrown around. Though gap years are particularly popular in Australia, the UK, and several other European countries like Denmark and Turkey -- where as many as 50% of...
While many people choose to spend time volunteering in Central or South America in part to put their language skills to the test, you may not have hit a level of Spanish or Portuguese yet to qualify for certain volunteer projects. Though, realistically, not knowing the local...
Nearly three years after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, I found myself at the beginnings of a successful career in corporate communications and public relations. There was just one problem -- I had been bitten badly by the travel bug in my...
You love to travel. You may even enjoy the travel planning process... to a certain extent. It can be fun, until your Friday class is canceled at the last minute and you have a free weekend, but no time to plan a trip. Or when the school where you're teaching finally announces the...
High school is an exciting time for students to study abroad . Going overseas at such a young age can help improve self-esteem, confidence, and independence, not to mention help them be more competitive during the college application process with added language skills and...
It’s easy to overlook travel insurance as a necessity. As a young person, you rarely ever need it and it's usually more of a "just in case" item. When you go overseas, however, you're opening yourself up to a few more scenarios for which you'll be glad you had travel insurance....

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