Go Overseas Articles

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

Why, oh, WHY, Go Overseas family, should you date one specific, special, type of guy? Because the special type of guy we're talking about has got it all. See: this guy studied abroad. And by studying abroad, this guy both demonstrated and proved his status as a guy worth dating....
I remember the call. I had been through the gamut of ESL teaching job boards and extensive applications that led me nowhere. I'd been disappointed, rejected from schools in South Korea I really wanted to work at. Quite honestly, the process of searching and applying for a job...
Guerrillas in Colombia. Chikungunya in the Caribbean. Drug cartels in Mexico. Subway bombings in Chile. Police shootings in Brazil. Sometimes it seems like the news out of Latin America is nothing but doom, gloom, and violence -- so much so that it might bring some well...
Are students who take a gap year more successful in college than students who don't? Those of us at Go Overseas certainly think so. This is an extremely important time in a young person’s life and a chance to change their perspective, as well as actually direct positive change...
Harvard University’s Institute for Economic Research spent eleven long years studying ethnic groups. Their main research question was: If you picked two people at random in any nation and asked them their ethnicity, what are the chances that they would give a different answer? In...
Last month, we introduced two of our marketers, Anna and Mandi , but today we're introducing Andrew Dunkle, the technical genius behind our website, and his partner in coding-crime, Edward Kim. Though they may not have the biggest outward voices on our team, or have their faces...
A vibrant country full of bustling cities, serene river towns, a fascinatingly complex language and a booming economy, China is both a rewarding and popular place to teach abroad. If you arrive in China already with a TEFL certificate already in hand, you'll find a much higher...
Even if you haven't volunteered abroad yet, you already have an idea of what the experience looks like. You'll live in a rustic village in Africa. You'll help build houses or latrines. You'll make friends with the locals. You'll make a large and lasting impact. As a general rule,...
You've just finished a study, volunteer, intern, or teach abroad program , and now you want to tell everyone about your experiences. Your friends may not want to listen, but there's a whole community of to-be study abroaders, international volunteers, and English teachers who...
It's a no-brainer that an internship abroad is a fantastic addition to your resume . International experience is always a plus, but interning abroad really sets you apart from the majority of students who studied abroad. While others are scratching their heads trying to figure...

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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