Go Overseas Articles

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

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...
“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...
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. [...
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. While this isn’t 100...
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...

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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