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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...
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...
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....
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...
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...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Go Overseas Writer
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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