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Study abroad isn't cheap, but it doesn't have to wipe out your bank account either. It's totally possible to have a great time while sticking to a study abroad budget . Fortunately for you, Go Overseas wrote the book on how to budget for study abroad. Literally. “ Half the...
Making the decision to teach abroad is often a big one. You're uprooting your life to move across the world and you're often interviewing for teaching positions while thousands of miles away making it hard to vet the good from the bad. More often than not, the ESL job postings...
You know it's not just France that speaks French, right? In the same way that English and Spanish have spread their linguistic tendrils all across the globe, so has the language of the once-vast French Empire. So if cheese-huffing Parisians and latticed iron towers aren't your...
Traditionally, gap years were a chance to take a break from school and from years of meeting other people’s expectations. Usually taken between high school and university, it was a chance to explore the world, but mostly to get to know yourself. It was a journey of self-discovery...
In an effort to help you, our readers, get to know the Go Overseas team, we recently introduced two of our marketing directors, Anna and Mandi , as well as our team of in-house wizards -- oops, I mean developers -- Andrew and Ed . Today, we're introducing two of the Go Overseas...
As the Teach Abroad Director for Go Overseas, I get a lot of questions from our users asking "So, do I really need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad?" The short answer is no, you really don't need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad. There are certainly jobs that don't require...
Just as you start getting close to the end of your volunteer project abroad, the future suddenly starts looming ahead of you like Mt. Doom. Wrapping up your weeks, months, or even years abroad doesn’t have to be like staring into the jaws of the beast, though -- in fact,...
As the world shrinks and the job market grows in competitiveness, gaining international experience and global skills becomes increasingly important. Studying abroad remains the most popular option for students going overseas, with nearly 290,000 students studying abroad in the...
Saving and budgeting for your gap year abroad is unexpectedly hard work, especially if you’re not the kind of person that deals well with postponed gratification. But if you practice, if you master the art of frugality, you will be overseas exploring the world much faster, and...

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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