Go Overseas Articles

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

“Necessity is the mother of Fluency.” I say this all the time around these parts, and -- when I’m not getting strange looks and cries of “Sir, please stop shouting!” -- my experience has always been that it is true. Textbook learning is a valuable starting point for language...
There are so many reasons that students should absolutely consider studying abroad for a year rather than just a semester… Oh wait, what? You want to just study abroad for two weeks? TWO WEEKS?! Have you lost your mind? Two weeks is barely enough time to whet your appetite for...
Congratulations, you’ve decided to teach English abroad! I think you’ve made an excellent choice. But now you need a program to help you get started! From government sponsored programs to comprehensive onsite training and placement programs, there's an overwhelming amount of...
Volunteering abroad isn't like your average trip abroad -- it has the power to change you in unexpected and important ways. Sometimes these changes are clear, and other times they're fuzzy, hard to define, and part of a bigger self-evolution. But how exactly will a volunteer trip...
Do you know why you can sing the chorus of “No Scrubs” and have an entire room of people from all over the world join in? Music is the universal language. I’ve read the articles, I’ve seen the science that says smell is the most powerful sense when it comes to memory, but I’ve...
“I was really afraid of the subway in Paris and London. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up with the pace of the group and that ‘minding the gap’ idea was a worry for me,” Elyse began. I was in the middle of a Skype interview with a group of study abroad alumni, known as...
You can’t sneeze into the nonprofit or international arena these days without hitting the word “development.” It’s everywhere, adorning the names of small local NGOs and one of the world’s largest government-funded aid and development funds (USAID, for those of you on a nickname...
Whether you were leading a team of five on Wall Street or the back streets of Delhi, it shouldn’t matter when it comes to how to showcase your experience on paper. On average, recruiters spend six seconds evaluating a resume -- an incredibly short period of time to send the right...
Au pairing abroadcan be an incredible experience. You get the opportunity to work abroad and become fully immersed in a foreign culture -- but without having to hit the books or work behind a desk! Trying to find the right au pair job and the right family can be overwhelming. [...

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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