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

Let’s face it, gap years full of great food are the best. No matter where you spend your gap year, you’re pretty much guaranteed to try something new and delicious, but some destinations are simply better than others for the self-described foodies and adventurous eaters. Keep an...
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...
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...
SPORTS CARS! GOLD WATCHES! CASUAL MENTION OF CELEBRITY FRIENDSHIPS! These things are fun and exciting, sexy and sensational! They're a blast to talk about and everybody loves them! Teaching abroad has its own special reasons for why saving up before leaving is a good idea. I want...
Studying abroad in China is like signing up for a tough-mudder marathon when you’ve never once set foot on a treadmill in your life. You, and all of your loved ones, can’t understand why you would consciously, willingly put yourself through such deliberate hardship, and ask...
A recent Go Overseas survey showed that 53 percent of volunteers in 2013 undertook volunteer programs because they wanted to make a difference. But what exactly does it mean to ‘make a difference'? To truly have an impact as an international volunteer ? The truth is that not all...

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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