Go Overseas Articles

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

Even before you get into college, everyone and their mother (literally sometimes) will tell you that junior year is the year to do a study abroad trip. If you even attempt to think about going senior year instead, the torrent of excuses as to why your junior year is better to go...
When studying abroad, program providers will often help set you up with a place to live. But for some students abroad -- particularly those doing direct enrollment -- the house hunting search is left in your hands. Since looking for a place to live abroad is likely totally new to...
Originally published on May 2nd, 2013. Updated version includes contributions from Rachael Taft Whether you want to gain experience in your field of study, have a unique experience, or just prolong your time as a student, Australia is a country you should consider searching for...
Last week I sat around a table in Chelsea overlooking the Manhattan skyline, surrounded by a group of university alumni brought together by an Asia-focused study abroad program we all participated in some 5-6 years ago. I hadn't seen anyone since our college graduation in 2011...
So you plan to teach abroad in Asia, but you want all the details. What is it like to live in Japan? How do I get a job in South Korea ? Should I get my TEFL certificate to teach in China? While Go Overseas is an amazing resource for teaching abroad, especially in Asia, sometimes...
There are many epic questions in the world. Inside or outside? Ketchup or mustard? Paper or plastic? Should I intern abroad for the summer or a full semester? We can't necessarily help you with all those questions (though we'd suggest... Outside, ketchup, and neither -- reusable...
So you've decided to study abroad and you know what you want to study, but you're not sure where to go to study say art history, healthcare, or English lit? With such a beautiful, large world to explore, one of the most difficult steps in the study abroad process can be choosing...
Though there are many great divisions in the world -- the Continental Divide, Cubs vs. White Sox, the unbridgeable gap between people who say “soda” and those that say “pop”-- perhaps one of the biggest trans-Atlantic variations is the one between the Spanish spoken in Spain and...
If you're thinking about teaching abroad , you've probably already Googled all the practical information: where the best places to teach are, how much you'll make teaching ESL abroad, and everything under the sun about TEFL certifications. But what about the experience? What's it...
Everyone wants to travel, and you're guilty as charged if you're reading this. Taking time off between work and school is one of the best things you can do, but it also takes a huge amount of courage, independence, planning, and financial savvy to make it happen. One of the...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Professional Development Expert
Photo of Richelle Gamlam
Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
Photo of Natasha Amar
Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
Gap Year & Personal Wellness Expert
Photo of Valerie Stimac, Copyright Madeline Heising Photography
Managing Editor at Go Overseas
Photo of Laura Carroll
Study Abroad & Sustainable Tourism Expert