Go Overseas Articles

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

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...
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...
“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...

Writing Team

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