Go Overseas Articles

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

Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair ! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are living...
"So you're from America," she said curiously. We sat in a back alley cafe in Cairo, sipping tea and smoking shisha after work. "I'd love to go there," my Egyptian colleague puffed out another fruit-flavored smoke cloud. "But it's too dangerous. People being shot in malls and...
Marathon viewings of Meerkat Manor, the Wild Thornberries, and the Lion King have left you with the burning desire to dash off to Eastern Africa and spend your days surrounded by zebras, giraffes and those goofy birds that eat bugs off the backs of rhinos. And how could you not?...
Chinese is the “it” language of the twenty-first century. With China poised to surpass the United States as the world’s number one economy in just a few short decades, and more and more international businesses requiring Mandarin proficiency of its executives alongside English,...
When Andrew, Tucker, and I started Go Overseas, we wanted to create one of the best places in the world to work. It wasn’t easy. Like many startups, we had a limited budget and made some serious sacrifices along the way. Starting a company does, as they say, often feel like...
So you’re taking students on a faculty-led trip overseas. Congratulations! Travel is life changing, and taking your students overseas is an unbeatable way to broaden their horizons, change their outlook of the world and help them foster new interests. While it is important to...
Although China and South Korea may get all the hype, Cambodia is increasingly a more popular destination for those who want to teach in Asia, especially for teachers who many not hold a TEFL certificate or college degree. Although most countries require a TEFL certificate and a...
Originally published on January 6th, 2011 by Laura Walker. Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to share your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm, while immersing yourself in a unique culture, discovering new places and contributing to a good cause. However, the price tags on some...
Each year hundreds of thousands of English speakers leave home to teach abroad -- and that’s fantastic. But many, many more could, and would benefit from the experience like a fish benefits from water. It's a common misconception about teaching English that you need to know...
Money makes the world go ‘round, they say. Whether or not you believe that, it does keep a roof over your head and a nice meal of fish and chips or paella in your belly while you’re interning abroad . Transportation becomes more of a budget concern when you're interning abroad...

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