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

One day, we look up and we’ve been working in the same place or in the same industry for years. Friends get married, have kids -- you might even get married and have kids -- but ultimately, we take the same metro every day, occupy our same cubicle every day, and eat our same bag...
No one dreams of being mediocre. No one grows up thinking, "One day, I'm going to be the 7th best." No sir, Go Overseas'er! When you set out to learn a language, you want to LEARN it, gosh darnit. And while studying abroad , you want to make the absolute most of that precious...
2012 Annual Volunteer Report When it comes to volunteering abroad, there is literally a world of possibilities out there. But where in the world do most volunteers want to go? And in what types of volunteer programs are they most interested? As the leading volunteer program...
Studying abroad is a rite of passage for many students these days, and it comes with a ton of expectations and high hopes for everything from learning a new language to dating someone from another country. However, you may have discovered by now that not everything in life will...
You’ve selected the destination, started your research, and daydream constantly about the adventures you'll have on your gap year abroad . Except, you don't want to waste your time. You want to learn something new -- why not start by learning a new language on your gap year? The...
You're about to head off into the world to study abroad , and you want to start a blog. But not just any blog, one that people will actually read . Writing a blog can feel like shouting into the wind, and you start to wonder what the point is. Yes, it’s true that there are...
Study abroad is for everyone, and as it becomes a more and more popular part of the college experience, it’s also becoming more accessible for those with special circumstances. Most program providers will now work with students in wheelchairs to make sure they can attain a smooth...
Heading straight for college after the four-year slog of high school isn’t for everyone. More and more, students are deferring their college admissions and taking a gap year to see the world, or even taking a break in their college years for the same reason. We want to see you...
Disclaimer : This article was written as a satirical and humorous guide, but the struggles are real. If you are planning on studying abroad while your boyfriend or girlfriend stays home, be adamant on making sure that the experience isn’t dampened by an envious or over-protective...

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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