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You've decided to spend your summer on a language immersion program abroad . Pretty cool, you indubitable boss, you! You've decided to pluck greatness from the ether and bypass mediocrity with a scoff and a "no thanks!" Now, the question is: what should you look for in this...
March 2017 update : Looking for the 2017 NAFSA discount codes ? Two weeks ago, Go Overseas announced a partnership with NAFSA to encourage more international educators to become NAFSA members and attend this year's NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo in Boston. The response from our...
Originally published on October 1st, 2014 Like all languages, French has a rich variety of colloquial phrases and slang. And if you’re like most students, then chances are you haven't delved deep into the realm of phrases and expression spoken every day around France. This list...
There are tons of articles and brochures extolling the benefits of volunteering abroad -- for the volunteer, that is. Everyone is more than happy to tell you about how your view of the world will change, you’ll forge lifelong friendships, feel great about yourself, acquire plenty...
As a parent , letting your high school student study abroad by themselves is a huge step. For many parents, this will be the longest they've ever been away from their child, and the extra distance and unfamiliar environment can lead to understandable worries. The good news is...
I know, I know, you are taking a gap year to “get away from it all.” But what if you’re in Ko Samui and hear about a new fellowship in your home country that you need to apply for NOW to qualify, but your CV is completely out of date? Or if you receive an invitation to attend an...
In case you missed it, Go Overseas has recently added a 'values' tab to our about us page , along with a few new faces. Maintaining our passionate, fun, down-to-earth culture as we grow is a challenge, but one we are excited to take on. Working with colleagues who have all lived...
Every March sees the creation of more brackets than a construction boom in a gold rush town. Suddenly, your Facebook news feed is awash in Bobcats and Golden Bears, Fighting Illini and Runnin' Rebels, Blue Devils and whatever a Terrapin is. If April showers bring May flowers, it...
You’ve signed your contract, there’s a new E-2 visa affixed to your passport, and the flight is booked. You're about to embark on a year, or more, teaching English in South Korea . Navigating Korean culture can sometimes be difficult for those who grew up in the West. Not because...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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Olivia Christine Perez
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