Go Overseas Articles

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

This is kind of embarrassing to admit now, but if you had asked me before I studied abroad , I probably wouldn’t have described myself as a feminist. This has a lot to do with how our culture tends to make “feminist” into a negative word and less to do with how I actually feel...
I am guilty sometimes, on a hot day when I am simply trying to eat my gelato and I don’t want anyone even glancing in my direction -- but I hear her before I see her. The signature jangle of a Euro and a fifty-cent piece in a paper cup is background noise to the smoke-charred...
Congratulations! You scored a highly valuable internship in England , and that’s not an easy task. Your merits, achievements, and hard work have gotten you this far, so don’t lose momentum now. Securing the internship is one thing, but making sure you rock it is another. Securing...
Being a new teacher in a foreign environment isn’t easy. Regardless of how much training and practice you’ve had in your TEFL course , facing a classroom by yourself for the first time is always a little bit nerve wracking -- especially when teaching English abroad , where you...
[ Editor's note: Men. They simply don’t study abroad as much as women do. Why is that? In partnership with Missy Gluckmann of Melibee Global, we're tackling this question via our blogs. Today, we're cross blogging on the subject, sharing two perspectives on the topic with Go...
I thought I was immune to culture shock. I studied abroad in China , and I’m almost fluent in Chinese. I’ve been jostled in China’s largest cities, and stranded in some of China’s smallest towns. I’ve traveled to Tibet and Xinjiang and I’ve eaten fried scorpions in Beijing. When...
I've brought some friends with me today, and instead of an article, I want this to be more of a round-table discussion. A tête-à-tête. A chat. See, I personally think that teaching abroad is the bees knees, and I think most of my Go Overseas colleagues would agree with me. I...
The first time I traveled alone, I spent part of my time on a backpacker bus in New Zealand. As far as solo travel, that’s about as easy as it gets -- a) it’s New Zealand, and b) you’re “alone” on a bus full of other travelers, that takes you from point A to point B to point C,...
Planning international travel can often seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re just starting out or haven’t had much opportunity to travel abroad before. Fortunately for you, there are zillions of study, volunteer, work and internship programs across the globe that...

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Elaina Giolando
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