Go Overseas Articles

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

Since Go Overseas first launched five years ago, we've seen our community grow from a modest few to millions of dedicated Go Overseas enthusiasts. From newbie travelers planning their first study abroad trip, to veteran globe-trotters looking to teach or volunteer abroad, the Go...
Originally published on April 2nd, 2014 We all want to be sexy, right? I know I do. But what does it mean to be sexy? Is sexiness something that can be bought at the store like groceries – acquired without work, as impersonal as a telemarketing call? Or is sexiness the kind of...
Originally published on July 7th, 2014. You're about to embark on a life-changing adventure, heading overseas into the unknown with passport in hand and a spirit of adventure. You may be looking for language classes or have already enrolled in an exchange program so that you can...
Originally published on July 8th, 2014. So you’ve decided to take the plunge and volunteering abroad -- as a couple. It’s an exciting challenge, a chance to learn and grow, and hopefully do some good with your better half. Living and working abroad can cement a couple’s love and...
Yesterday Go Overseas got a shout out from the New York Times in their article, Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag . It focused on the irony of having to pay to intern abroad. We believe that everyone should feel empowered to go overseas -- no matter their...
As a student or volunteer abroad, you'll likely have the option to live with a host family. At first, it seems like the obvious choice: it's affordable, gives you an instant support system in country, and can help you learn the local language and culture. Before you decide if it...
Originally published on February 12th, 2012 Every year from February 1 - March 1, the United States and Canada partake in a month long celebration honoring the history and many contributions of Africans Americans. For 2015, the theme for Black History Month is " A Century of...
Application done? Check. Whiteboard markers purchased? Check. Google search history full of “TEFL best practices” and “lesson plans”? Check and check. You’re all ready to teach abroad , right? Slow down there a second, non-gender-specific cowwrangler. Plenty of people have an...
We really hope you aren't burnt out on 2015 travel bucket lists -- because we're certain you've never seen one as meaningful and impactful as this one. See, we're not just here to talk about 2015's up and coming travel destinations, we're here to turn that wanderlust into an...
The number one question I got when I first started traveling was “ How can you afford it? ” There was a pervasive misconception that travel = vacation = expensive, and it couldn’t have been further from the truth . Besides staying at hostels, cooking my own food, and opting for...

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