Go Overseas Articles

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

Students who study abroad at a young age during high school will discover numerous positive and well-researched benefits that will last long throughout their lives. Yet many students (who know about this opportunity, at least) chose not to go abroad for one avoidable reason --...
Spending time with a homestay family is one of the best cultural immersion experiences you can have while traveling in Japan. Whether you're studying abroad for a semester, or exploring Japan for a few weeks, be sure to take a weekend and live with a Japanese family. Japanese...
Packing for a weeklong trip can be hard enough, but what about packing for a year living and working abroad in a country that is probably vastly different in culture and, possibly, climate than your home? To say it is stressful would be an understatement. Deciding what to pack...
March 2016 update : Looking for the 2016 NAFSA discount codes ? As some of our more regular followers already know, Go Overseas recently attended NAFSA 2015's national conference at the end of May. In true Go Overseas style, we didn't just attend -- we put our innovative minds to...
As one of the most diverse, developed, and beautiful countries in the world, Australia is catnip for the young and bold, the newly graduated and the in-transitions out there looking for an adventure. The perfect launchpad for a year of work and travel in Australia is through the...
Can you travel to Cuba and volunteer now as an America citizen? The short answer is yes. Don’t stop reading just yet, though! Though Americans can volunteer in Cuba, it’s not nearly as simple as just finding an organization and hopping on a plane -- although hopefully it will be...
Want to learn a new language on the beach? Want to work on phonemes and grammar while getting sandy and slightly tanner? Then Go Overseas has you covered like sun screen, pal. Dive into some of the world's most popular languages to learn, and the hottest beach destinations to...
The future of study abroad is changing as we speak. A greater awareness of the benefits of living (and playing!) overseas is intriguing our millennial population by showing them opportunities outside of the classroom -- and they’re listening! From gap years abroad , to summer...
Every semester, Go Overseas works closely with a team of wonderfully talented interns from nearby UC Berkeley -- just one of the many great opportunities that come with being located in the Bay Area. One of the greatest things about working at a startup was the flexibility and...
Teaching in South Korea was one of the easiest times of my life, financially speaking. Not only was everything paid for (such as airfare to/from the country, my studio accommodations, most meals on the days I worked -- just to name a few of the perks), but also the cost of living...

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Elaina Giolando
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