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The United States is catching on to what the UK and Europe already know: gap years are great for young people. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world, study Spanish in Peru, teach English in South Korea , participate in conservation projects in Costa Rica, or volunteer with an...
For the fourth year running, Go Overseas is excited to announce that this spring we're -- yet again -- giving away one scholarship to study/intern abroad and one scholarship to volunteer abroad . Over the past years, we've gotten hundreds of submissions from enthusiastic,...
Studying abroad in the Middle East is a guaranteed transformative experience that'll shatter any preconceived notions you had about this part of the world. Prepare yourself for unbeatable hospitality, rich history, compelling current affairs, spectacular scenery, fascinating...
For many recent college grads, teaching English abroad sounds like a pretty sweet setup. You want to travel and aren’t ready to settle into the 9-5 life yet -- but you don’t have a ton of money. By teaching English abroad, you can combine the best of both worlds, right? Errr,...
There's a lot of news coming out of Africa these days, and it’s not always good. We see images of villages stricken with illness and massive hippos angrily chasing safari boats. We might look at each other and think, “why would I want to go there? I could catch Malaria or get...
In the 2007/08 school year, 262,416 U.S. students studied abroad, according to the Institute of International Education . Yet only some 14,000 interned abroad in that same year! That number is double what it was just six years earlier, but even with that growth, it only accounts...
Ah, college spring break. A time for spray tans, neon-colored tank tops, and drinks with names like "the Mind Eraser." A time when young men's and women's fancies turn to thoughts of sunburn. But what if you want something more out of those sacred two weeks in spring? What if you...
In the movie “Spring Breakers,” a bunch of former Disney stars head to Florida and get themselves into a world of trouble -- and some intimidatingly small but very brightly-colored bikinis. While this is perhaps a slight exaggeration of the experience of most college spring...
I've traveled to over 40 countries in the past 5 years, so although my long-term relationship experience is quite limited (it's almost Valentine's Day so I'd rather not dwell on that part), I still find going out with locals to be one of the most interesting parts of my...

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