Go Overseas Articles

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

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...
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...

Writing Team

Elaina Giolando
Go Overseas Writer
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Teach Abroad & China Expert
Lauren Salisbury
Go Overseas Writer
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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