Go Overseas Articles

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

I used to think I was invincible. I would take risks I didn’t need to simply because I had the track record and the naivety to think that everything would always be okay. But last month, Nepal was rocked by a massive earthquake, and thousands of people died. Thousands more are...
During my own experience studying abroad in Italy, I didn’t participate in a dual intern-study abroad program per say, but I did have work-study. Or, rather, they created one for me because I was in such a small program, and I got the chance to both work and study abroad during...
You've made the choice to take a gap year, and are now faced with the "how should I take a gap year?" question. Undoubtedly, you've come across a ton of blogs of solo-travelers on working holidays in Australia , or backpacking through Southeast Asia, doing it on their own. Few...
Most young people today (us!) live fast-paced lives, driven by mantras of carpe diem, YOLO, and "work hard, play hard." Our intense desire to maximize our experience portfolio and live life to the fullest is fueled by the idea that life is short and we have to move fast in order...
Originally published on October 26th, 2012. China remains the only non-European destination in the top 5 most popular study abroad destinations -- congratulations, you're contributing to a rising number of students looking for more unique opportunities abroad. You're at the...
Although we've already introduced you to more than half of our team and one of the founders and CTO, Andrew , we have yet to introduce you to two of the most important members of the Go Overseas team; CEO Mitch Gordon and COO Tucker Hutchinson. Without them and Andrew, we wouldn...
Your suitcase is splayed out on your bedroom floor and you’re looking around your room, bewildered, without the faintest idea where to begin. It’s stressful enough picking out an outfit for your first day at a regular internship, but to try to pick out a months’ worth of outfits...
First things first: congratulations, kid. You’ve graduated. You’ve finished the longest and most difficult series of trials and tribulations you’ve ever had to go through, and with any luck, you did it without a single smear on your permanent record. Everybody’s real proud of...

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