Go Overseas Articles

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

You forgot something. When you were dreaming of Spain and your new friends and how r’s will now roll off your tongue. Dreaming of how you’ll dress in Spanish fashions and eat tapas in beautiful cities, how you’ll dance long into the night at new discotheques and then… where will...
Everyone else can’t wait to start packing their bags and planning how to decorate their freshman dorm rooms, but you can’t stop thinking about running off to Australia. You decided you're in need of some time to travel, work or volunteer before you commit yourself to four more...
Working abroad in Australia is really like a dream come true… if you do it right! Whether you’re more focused on the working to gain professional experience, or the holidaying to see as much as possible of this diverse and fascinating continent, the following hacks will help you...
Written in collaboration with Elizabeth Hehir. Whether you're on winter break from college, or just fed up with the deluge of snowstorms and want to escape -- why not consider taking some time to volunteer abroad this winter ? Obviously, we here at Go Overseas think this is an...
“I want it all, but I don’t want to pay a lot.” We’ve all had this lament, because we’re all human beings living in a world in which money still doesn’t grow on trees. Come on, scientists! Go Overseas shows you a couple great places to start looking in your quest to Study Chinese...
Whether you’re studying, teaching, volunteering, or bouncing around the globe on a gap year , living abroad is a far different beast than simply traveling. This is especially true when November rolls around and -- despite the hot, humid weather, or total lack of festive...
After I quit swimming, I felt lost. Up until that point, that summer after sophomore year in college, my life had revolved around the sport. Summers that should have been spent kicking aimlessly through train yards instead laser-focused on competition and routine. College...
It doesn’t really matter where in the world you are, how old your students are, or what subject you are covering -- classroom management is a universally important part of being a successful teacher. Keeping your students in control is perhaps even more important for an English...
Almost everyone would like to have a Ferrari. But yet, very few people do. Why? The reason is not lack of desire, but cost. You have to pay a lot of money for that Italian V-12 with the six-speed transmission and the high-performance tires. To many people, studying French abroad...
Voluntourism has gotten a pretty bad rap lately. Articles arguing that the industry is turning into a form of neo-colonialism or describing it as the "white tourist's burden" bounce around the web every few months. Or you’ll find stats thrown up that voluntourism is one of the...

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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