Go Overseas Articles

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

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...
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...
When it comes to volunteering abroad, there are a few "brand" name providers that stand out. These large organizations (like Greenheart Travel, Rustic Pathways, and IVHQ**) all have different volunteer programs running in various countries. When you check out their sites, you'll...
There’s little debate that the best way to learn a language is to dive in ears-first, and with language skills becoming increasingly important in our globalized world, language immersion programs are more popular than ever. If you’re itching to join the ranks of the world’s...
“You live in Australia? I’m so jealous. ” If you’re an expat, intern, or study abroad student in Australia, you’re probably familiar with this phrase. Australia has a reputation for beaches, hot weather, and a kicked-back, ‘no worries’ attitude that continues to draw tourists...
"The best years of your life… Do people still say that about high school? Sure, plenty do. But YOU want to say “That year of high school in Germany was the best year of my life.” And who can blame you? Studying abroad in high school isn't just "the best", it can really change...
The last thing my mother said to me after I decided to take off to Italy for the summer was this: "Fine, go – but don’t you dare fall in love unless he has enough money for a private jet to fly you back home whenever you want" . I snorted a response and probably mumbled something...
When I was in Cambodia , I met a guy named Jobe. Jobe was 19 years old at the time, taking a break before heading off to University . He’d been gone for a year. But in that year of living abroad, he hadn’t wasted a second. As Jobe told me his stories over a beer in the hostel bar...

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Elaina Giolando
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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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