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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...
I wish I didn’t have to write this article. This article shouldn’t have to be written but, alas, I am writing it. Thus, I have to explain to you why more students don’t study abroad. Though finding your way to this page may mean that you’re more in the loop than most, the facts...
There are more English teaching jobs open across the world than there are teachers to fill them. Yes, plenty of newly graduated optimistic youngsters hop on planes and have amazing experiences, but plenty of qualified older teachers who could also have a life-changing experience...
Sure, you've heard that Ireland is a popular destination for studying abroad. Maybe you have a vague image of students chatting in cozy Irish pubs, lush green scenery, and a perpetually overcast sky. From there you've begun to daydream about the locals you'll meet, the castles...
I’m in Philosophy 101 and am staring at the board as Mr. White screeches the chalk against the green background spelling out McGill, UMASS, Cornell, and UVM. My classmates one by one are announcing where they have been accepted for college. One student bashfully announces they’re...
Founding and running your own business is tough. This is true for anyone, but especially for women who are still competing for equality in the work place. A recent NY Times article states that there are fewer women running big companies than there are men named John. What?! Women...
Those bright-eyed, back-packing 18-year-olds might get all the attention, but increasingly, it’s us older folks who are taking gap years -- and loving it. We are taking breaks from our jobs or quitting altogether, packing up the family or reveling in an empty nest, and setting...
Today, we're excited to announce our first post in a series of team introductions so you, our readers, can get to know our team a bit better. For this post, we'll be introducing Anna and Mandi, two of our "silo directors". They're each in charge of managing the providers and...

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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