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

If you’re considering teaching English abroad (or even at home!), you’ve probably heard that you need a TEFL certification to do it. Getting TEFL certified will help you with the job search, better salary options, and help make you a more prepared teacher. [ Tweet This ] While...
Africa has attracted those with an adventurous spirit for hundreds of years. While previous generations were inspired by Hemingway’s big game hunting or Karen von Blixen’s farm at the foot of the N’gong Hills, today we are drawn to a contemporary Africa.
After nurturing these humans from the moment they’re born until they’re crazy teenagers, the last thing that any parent wants is to help them pack their bags and see them off at the airport to travel to a far away land where your hugs won’t be readily available for fixing...
Taking a picture used to be a ritual. With film cameras, you had to choose carefully -- you really gonna waste one of your 25 shots on that? You had to gather the group, pose them properly. You had to wait to get the photos developed and then you had to store them meticulously in...
Photo Credit: Chris Carruth | Visionaria Peru Ahhh, the paid internship – that elusive, unicorn-like creation that so many of us dream of finding and so very few of us actually capture. But you, you’re the ambitious type – and, not content to hunt for the mysterious beast at home...
The New Year. Time to make resolutions for what we didn't accomplish in the past year, and hope to accomplish in the coming one. Naturally, we at Go Overseas hope your resolution has something to do with meaningful travel, be it studying, interning, or -- my personal favorite! --...
I’m going to tell you a secret that perhaps no one has dared whisper to you before. New Year’s Eve is just another night in the year. It just happens to be the first night, so for some reason, society has made us feel like we have to do something ravishingly awesome or we are big...
Originally published on 09/04/2012 by Ryan Rivera. Moving abroad, whether you are teaching , studying , interning , volunteering or just traveling for an extended period of time, is complicated. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or in the private-jet-owning tax...
January term, or J-Term as our new generation of acronym-obsessed hipsters calls it, is a short academic session offered by many universities in between fall and spring semester. Usually lasting from three weeks to a month, J-Term acts as an opportunity for students wanting to...
If you haven't already heard, President Obama announced on Wednesday, December 17th 2014, that the U.S. is significantly changing it’s Cuba policy to make travel to Cuba easier for American citizens. Visas will be allowed for educational and humanitarian purposes, Americans will...

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